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The biggest govtech deals of the week (21/10/19)

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

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde has unveiled tentative plans to procure a digital appointments system. The trust is seeking to identify solutions and the cost of a potential roll-out. It has asked prospective suppliers to email: jim[dot]binnie[at]nhs[dot]net

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Mid Devon District Council Human Resources and Payroll System/Solution 14/10/19 N
Cardiff University Travel and Expense Management Solution 14/10/19 N
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Digital Appointments Communication and Interaction System for Health and Care PIN 15/10/19 N
Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership Virtual Staff Platform for Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership 15/10/19 N
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks GIS Platform Renewal/Upgrade 16/10/19 N


The Ministry of Defence has issued one of the largest tenders of the week: a framework for IT professional services worth up to £1.5bn. The framework will allow the MoD to hire contractors to carry out digital and IT roles. The closing date for applications is 1 July.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Ministry of Defence IT Professional Services Flexible Delivery Partner Framework (FDPF) 18/10/19 1/7/20 Y £1.5bn
Northumbria University Patient Digital Resources Agency 16/10/19 8/11/19 N £100m
Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium IT Related Accessories and Parts ITRAP 16/10/19 15/11/19 Y £75m
Neupc Limited HE Framework for Supply, Installation and Management of Data Centre Management Equipment and Infrastructure (2019) 16/10/19 14/11/19 Y £30m
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Digital Customer Portal 18/10/19 18/11/19 N £20m


The tech consulting giant CGI has secured the largest award revealed last week: a £24m contract to provide the Ministry of Defence with in-service support for its fire control battlefield information system. The contract was signed at the end of August and will remain in place for more than six and a half years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Healthtrust Europe LLP Multiple Suppliers Framework Agreement for the Provision of Enterprise Level ICT Solutions 2019 – Contracts Finder Award Notice 27/9/19 Y £6bn
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Multiple Suppliers Technology Hardware and Software Service Solutions 20/9/19 Y £200m
Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Multiple Suppliers IT Hardware Framework for the Yorkshire and the Humber Region 3/9/19 Y £19m
NHS North of England CSU NHS South, Central and West CSU Child Health Information Services 1/10/19 N £12.8m