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The biggest govtech deals of the week (11/11/19)

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 Crown Prosecution Service has unveiled plans to spend up to £500,000 on courtroom audio and video equipment, as part of an initiative to digitise how evidence is prepared and presented. The contract is expected to start on 31 August 2020 and last for three years.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Provision of CCTV Services 6/11/19 N £2.3m
Crown Prosecution Service Electronic Preparation and Presentation of Evidence 6/11/19 N £500k
Ash Manor School IT Support Service 8/11/19 N £300k
University of Leeds PIN Notice for the Development of Website for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology 4/11/19 N £100k
University of Edinburgh Vet School Vender Neutral Archiving System 4/11/19 N


NHS Shared Business Services has unveiled a tender for a £250m cyber security services framework. According to the tender notice, the framework has been developed in partnership with NHS Digital in order to “offer an additional solution to support the existing portfolio of security solutions currently available”. The closing date for applications is 19 December.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
NHS Shared Business Services Cyber Security Services 9/11/19 19/12/19 Y £250m
Cabinet Office Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Systems 2 (QAT2) 5/11/19 2/12/19 Y £166m
Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Restricted Framework Reference RM3808, For the Provision of Trust Wide Area Network WAN/HSCN Further Competition 5/11/19 29/11/19 N £37.5m
West Yorkshire Combined Authority Provision of Real-Time Passenger Information Battery Powered Displays for Bus Stop Pole and Shelters Framework 4/11/19 9/12/19 Y £10m
Centre for Process Innovation Limited Framework for Automation Solutions and Specialist Consumables 5/11/19 4/12/19 Y £10m


The engineering giant KBR has secured the largest award unveiled last week: a £22m deal to provide facilities management integration services to the Ministry of Justice. The deal was inked back at the start of 2018 but has only come to light now. It will remain in place for five years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Ministry of Justice Kellogg Brown & Root Limited Provision of Facilities Management Integrator Services 5/6/19 N £22.1m
Transport for London Rail Asset Management Solutions Limited Procurement for a TfL Asset Management Information System 4/10/19 N £21.6m
Birmingham City Council Insight Direct (UK) Ltd HR & Finance System Replacement 30/7/19 N £12.3m
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency Not Binary Limited Provision of Digital Delivery Teams 3/10/19 N £9.3m
The Open University Uniwise Education Solutions Ltd Exams and Assignments (E&A) Solution 30/10/19 N £7.8m