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The biggest govtech deals of the week (20/05/20)

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: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Title: IT technology services
Lowdown: It has been another quiet week on the public sector tech planning front, with only three prior information notices issued in recent days. One of those comes from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which is looking to commission a tech services supplier to provide strategy and service design consultancy, transition and transformation services and operational support. The deadline for registering interest is 28 May. More information can be found here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Reading Council
Title: Integrated parking and kerbside management services
Estimated publication date: 7 September 2020
Value: £15m

Buyer: Homes England
Title: Share digital transformation principles
Estimated publication date: 15 June 2020
: £N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: North Yorkshire Council
Title: Superfast North Yorkshire programme
The lowdown: One of the largest tenders of the week comes from North Yorkshire Council, which is searching for a supplier to roll out the fourth phase of its superfast broadband project. The local authority has acknowledged that the “sparsity of population” in the region makes it commercially unappealing for broadband providers and is looking to subsidise the infrastructure to the tune of £12.5m. The deadline for bids is 15 June. More information can be found here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: High Speed Two (HS2)
Title: CCS and TM system
Publication date (estimate): 7 July 2020
Value: £540m 

Buyer: Joint Forces Command
Title: Support service for an existing secure command, control, communication and computer information system)
Deadline: 28 May 2020
Value: £20-100m

Buyer: Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)
Title: In-service support to the existing Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) systems
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Value: £4m

Buyer: HealthTrust Europe on behalf of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Title: Digital hybrid mail
Deadline: 2 September 2020
Value: £3m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
Supplier: Circle IT Solutions
: Management, supply, support and installation of ICT equipment
Lowdown: Cardiff-based Circle IT Solutions has secured one of the largest awards of the week: a £3.5m deal to manage and supply ICT equipment for Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in Birmingham. The deal was awarded on 12 May.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Network Rail
Supplier: Siemens Mobility
Title: Traffic management partner
Award date: 11 May 2020
Value: £180m

Buyer: Crown Commercial Service
Supplier: Various
Title: Office stationery and electronic office supplies
Award date: 14 May 2020
Value: £170m

Buyer: West Sussex Council and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG
Supplier: NRS Healthcare
: Technology enabled care service
Award date: 14 May 2020
Value: £7.5m

Buyer: SE Shared Services
Supplier: Nottingham Rehab
: Technology enabled care service
Award date: 12 May 2020
Value: £7.5m

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