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The biggest govtech deals of the week (7/10/19)

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 West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), which has unveiled plans to develop a new transport model for the region. The authority says it’s looking to harness improvements to modelling and simulation software to help address its “future mobility challenges”. WMCA has allocated £10m to the project, which will be delivered by a number of specialist suppliers.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
West Midlands Combined Authority Transport Model Development 4/10/19 N £10m
West Midlands Combined Authority CAV: Software Partner and Platform 30/9/19 N £5m
Ministry of Defence Operational Analysis (OA) 3/10/19 N £4.6m
Ministry of Defence Wearable-Integrated Rehabilitation Application 4/10/19 N £550k
Consumer Council for Water Expression of Interest Request: Benefits Calculator & Grants Search Tool 3/10/19 N £1


NHS London Procurement Partnership is inviting developers to join a new framework for health and social care apps. The framework, valued at up to £3bn, will provide the means for the public sector to “procure safe and clinically beneficial applications to meet their health and social care needs supporting patients, clinicians and non-clinical staff”. The deadline for applications is 4 November.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
NHS London Procurement Partnership Health and Social Care Apps DPS 4/10/19 4/11/19 Y £3bn
Highways England Free-Flow Charging Package B: UK Enforcement Services 3/10/19 31/1/19 Y £120m
Scottish Government Desktop Client Device Framework 1/10/19 25/10/19 Y £90m
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Healthcare Output and Content Management System 30/9/19 28/10/19 Y £65m
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Provision of Managed Service for Operational Telecommunications Network 30/9/19 28/10/19 Y £42.8m


Hitachi Consulting has won the largest award of the week: a £50m contract to build a “digital control centre” for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the Pennine Acute NHS Trust. The control centre, the award notice explains, is intended to bring together “the latest advances in data analytics and digital health” to modernise the way the trusts administer healthcare.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Procurement for Housing Multiple Suppliers Electronic Payments and Associated Services 10/9/19 Y £60m
Leeds City Council Multiple Suppliers Yorkshire and Humber Discovery and Development Services Framework 27/9/19 Y £52m
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Hitachi Consulting UK Limited Digital Control Centre 30/9/19 N £50m
Aberdeenshire Council Multiple Suppliers Provision of Gigabit Connectivity Framework 26/9/19 Y £22m
Crown Prosecution Service Trustmarque Solutions Limited Microsoft Licensing and Support 4/9/19 N £8.6m