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The biggest govtech deals of the week (16/9/19)

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 of the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

Prior information notices

The largest prior information notice of the week comes from the Cabinet Office, which has unveiled plans to create a new “pan public sector” framework for office machinery. The framework is estimated to be worth up to £900m and will provide the means for organisations to procure a range of machines, including printers and photocopiers, from a list of approved suppliers.

The Cabinet Office has asked prospective vendors to email, quoting “RM6174”.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Cabinet Office Multifunctional Devices, Managed Print Software, Equipment and Associated Services 13/9/19 Y £900m
Notting Hill Housing Trust DPS Managing Agent and Software Platform Provider Framework Agreement 9/9/19 4/10/19 Y £600m
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Telecommunications System Pre­-Procurement Market Engagement 13/9/19 N £150m
Office for National Statistics Provision of CPI and RPI Local Price Collection and Associated Statistical Services (2) 12/9/19 N £12m
Runnymede Borough Council RMBC-Market Engagement for the Provision of Integrated Management System 12/9/19 N £2m


Norfolk County Council has issued the single biggest tender of the week: a £17m contract to manage the transformation of its HR and finance systems. Prospective suppliers have until 7 October to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Caerphilly County Borough Council Provision of Education Technology and Associated Services 12/9/19 11/10/19 Y £200m
Sellafield Limited Engineering and Technology Solutions Marketplace Dynamic Purchasing System 11/9/19 14/11/19 Y £46.2m
Norfolk County Council HR and Finance Systems Transformation 10/9/19 7/10/19 N £16.8m
Scottish Water Provision of Mobile and Field Connectivity 12/9/19 7/10/19 Y £16m
Police & Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire The Provision of Digital Interview Recording 13/9/19 24/10/19 Y £9m


Softcat has won the largest deal announced last week: £20m contract to supply the Department for Health with a public cloud cost management service. The contract was awarded in April and will run for two years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Crown Commercial Service Multiple Suppliers Education Technology 9/7/19 Y £550m
Department for Health Softcat Public Cloud Cost Management 25/4/19 N £20m
Bedfordshire East Multi Academy Trust Partnership Education ICT Managed Service 29/8/19 N £5m
Ministry of Defence Fujitsu Services MIRANDA Sustainment 29/8/19 N £4m
Liverpool City Council Siemens Public Space CCTV 3/9/19 N £2.3m