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The biggest govtech deals of the week (14/10/19)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with the data analysis firm Tussell, we drill down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

Prior information notices

The largest PIN of the week comes from the Scottish Government, which is planning to update its framework for smartphones, mobile workstations and tablet devices. The deal will enable public sector organisations from across Scotland to procure mobile devices from a single manufacturer. It’s expected that the framework will be in place by March 2020.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Scottish Government Mobile Client Devices 7/10/19 Y £80m
Home Group IT Project Support Framework 8/10/19 8/1/20 Y £400k
Accent Charlestown Limited Prior Information Notice: Requirement for New Property Sales CRM Software 7/10/19 11/11/19 N £250k
Ministry of Defence MINERVA Man Overboard Autonomous Take-Off and Landing 8/10/19 N £150k
Basildon Borough Council Financial analysis software package 7/10/19 N £70k


The University of Ulster is searching for a programme management provider to help deliver new online courses. The contract is worth up to £40m and the deadline for applications is 6 November.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Yorkshire & Humber Police Procurement Critical Communications Infrastructure Framework 3/10/19 25/11/19 Y £50m
University of Ulster Global Online Education Venture 8/10/19 6/11/19 N £40m
Jisc Services Telephony Purchasing Service 10/10/19 7/11/19 Y £30m
Added Value Portal National Framework for ICT Solutions 7/10/19 7/11/19 Y £20m
Ministry of Justice Crime Programme Test Automation Services 11/10/19 1/11/19 N £7.6m


SCD Group has won one of the largest awards of the week: a contract worth up to £50m to deliver North Yorkshire’s local full-fibre network project. The deal will bring “gigabit capable fibre capacity” to public sector sites across the county, according to the notice, and remain in place for 20 years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Police & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire Multiple Suppliers ICT VAR Framework 30/8/19 Y £5bn
North Yorkshire County Council SCD Group North Yorkshire Local Full Fibre Network Project 5/8/19 N £50m
City of London Corporation BT Provision of a National Management Centre for UK Police Forces 9/10/19 N £28m
Yorkshire & Humber Police Procurement Multiple Suppliers IT Hardware Framework for the Yorkshire and the Humber Region 3/9/19 Y £18m
Ministry of Justice Oracle Oracle Support 6/4/19 N £15.5m