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The biggest govtech deals of the week (21/01/20)

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

The top prior information notices

This week’s featured PIN

Buyer: Department for Transport
Title: Pre-tender to add voice assistant technology and services to the customer communication channels
The lowdown: London North East Railway has unveiled plans to launch a voice assistant service to enable customers to find train times and tickets through Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. In order to roll out the service, it is now searching for a supplier that can maintain the voice applications.
Deadline for registering interest: 31 January 2020
Value: N/A

The best of the rest

Buyer: Home Office
Title: Pre-tender for the provision of device to device mode of operation for local communication
Deadline for registering interest: 5 February 2020
Value: £N/A

Buyer: Scotland Excel
Title: Pre-tender of a framework agreement for robotics process automation solutions
Deadline for registering interest: 14 February 2020
Value: N/A

Buyer: University of Birmingham
Title: Pre-tender for paging communication services
Deadline for registering interest: 24 January 2020
Value: N/A

Buyer: University of Birmingham
Title: Pre-tender for a replacement endoscopy system
Deadline for registering interest: N/A
Value: N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

HM Revenue and Customs is preparing to spend up to £9.5m on data platform services, in order to develop the capacity to acquire, manage and exploit data. In the tender notice, it says: “HMRC has a large and complex legacy Data Analytics estate which needs simplification, and consolidation and transformation to meet the challenges the department now faces.”

The best of the rest

Buyer: Norfolk Council
Title: Tender of a framework agreement for the provision of a pensions administration software
Deadline: 17 February 2020
Value: £300m

Buyer: Student Loans Company
Title: Tender of a framework agreement for delivery of hardware, software and training
Deadline: 10 February 2020
Value: £100m

Buyer: South West Police Procurement Department
Title: Tender for the provision of a regional software license reseller contract
Deadline: 24 February 2020
Value: £14-25m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Scottish Government
Supplier: BT
: Award for NGA broadband infrastructure
The lowdown: BT has secured the largest deal of the week: a £600m contract to provide “next generation access broadband infrastructure” to “as many premises in Scotland as possible by the end of 2021”.
Award date: 16 January 2019
Value: £600m

The best of the rest

Buyer: Department of Finance on behalf of Libraries NI
Supplier: Fujitsu
: Award for the provision of ICT support services
Award date: 10 January 2019
Value: £12m

Buyer: Medicines and Healthcare Products and Regulatory Agency
Supplier: Equal Experts
: Award for application delivery services including delivery management and development capability
Award date: 13 January 2020
Value: £10m

Buyer: HM Revenue and Customs
Supplier: Equal Experts
Title: Award to build and maintain buyer transaction monitoring and customer insight platform live service
Award date: 14 January 2020
Value: £6.3m

Buyer: University of Lincoln
Supplier: Softcat
: Award to facilitate and manage the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (ESS)
Award date: 15 January 2020
Value: £5.1m

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