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The biggest govtech deals of the week (13/8/19)

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’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the past week. Here’s what we found…

Prior information notices

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued the biggest PIN of the week: a £15m contract to host, support and maintain its blue badge service. According to the notice, the supplier will be tasked with working “in collaboration with DfT and any […] stakeholders to provide an effective and seamless service transition, live service and product and service development/continuous improvement”.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Department for Transport Blue Badge digital service 9/8/19 N £15m
APUC Limited Library management systems and associated services — APUC Ffamework 9/8/19 Y £12m
Crown Prosecution Service Electronic preparation and presentation of evidence – video conferencing 8/8/19 N £250k
Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Pre-market engagement cyber security services 7/8/19 12/8/19 N £50k
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Provision of finance and asset management solution 6/8/19 N


The biggest tender of the week comes from Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure, which has committed to spend up to £28.5m on an IT system for planning departments. The contract was published on 6 August and prospective suppliers have until 6 September to submit their bids.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Department for Infrastructure (NI) NI councils and DfI planning IT system 6/8/19 6/9/19 N £28.5m
Ministry of Defence Provision of defence cyber protection tool 10/8/19 27/7/19 N £10m
Yorkshire & Humber Police Procurement National framework for in car CCTV 10/8/19 10/9/19 Y £10m
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited National Contact Centre 8/8/19 16/11/19 N £8.9m
Swindon Borough Council Provision of LED lighting and CMS 5/8/19 23/8/19 N £8.5m


The outsourcing giant Capgemini won the biggest single award unveiled last week: a £3.8m contract to provide the Department for Work and Pensions with support in delivering Crown Hosting Services. The contract began on 1 October 2018 and will remain in place for two years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit Multiple Suppliers IT training programme framework 13/6/19 Y £50m
Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (NI) Multiple Suppliers DoF DSS — provision of ICT services and solutions 18/7/19 N £6.7m
Department for Work & Pensions Capgemini UK PLC CHS operate services 28/9/19 N £3.8m
Department for Education Bravosolution UK Limited Marketing automation SaaS solution 11/7/19 N £2m
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust Varian Medical Systems UK Limited Maintenance and software support for clinacs, Acurity, Aria and Eclipse systems 6/8/19 N £1.5m