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The biggest govtech deals of the week (24/2/20)

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: Highways England
Title: Pre-tender to renew and transform existing IT system for a National Traffic Information Service (NTIS)
The lowdown: Highways England has unveiled plans to transform the technology platform behind the National Traffic Information Service (NTIS). As part of the project, NTIS, which provides real-time data on more than 4,000 miles of motorways and A-roads, will be migrated into the cloud. According to a pre-tender notice, Highways England is searching for a supplier to continue running the existing platform for up to two years, while transforming “the underlying IT system to provide a modern, cloud-based equivalent”.
Deadline for registering interest: N/A
Value: £50m

The best of the rest

Buyer: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Title: Pre-tender for services related to digitising and remote sensing
Deadline for registering interest: N/A
Value: 1.5m

Buyer: Joint Forces Command
Title: Pre-tender for a range of services including the delivery of Defensive Cyber Capabilities (DCC) In Complex Environments (DICE)
Deadline for registering interest: 5 March 2020
Value: £N/A

Buyer: Joint Information Systems Committee (Jisc)
Title: Pre-tender to replace the functionality of a bespoke registry software
Deadline for registering interest: N/A
Value: £N/A

Buyer: University of Nottingham
Title: Pre-tender for a queue management and booking solution
Deadline for registering interest: N/A
Value: £N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: Met Office
Title: Supercomputing capability via the delivery of a fully integrated service
The lowdown: The Met Office has opened tenders for its new £854m supercomputer, which it claims will the most powerful forecaster of weather events and climate trends in the world. The computer will be used to predict storms, help pinpoint locations for flood defences and inform the government’s climate change policies.
Deadline: 20 March 2020
Value: £854m

The best of the rest

Buyer: Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Title: ICT hardware including desktop solutions, portable devices, peripherals, Apple solutions and other associated goods and services
Deadline: 19 March 2020
Value: £260m

Buyer: Crown Commercial Service
Title: Automated applications including the provision of design, build and live services and software licences
Deadline: 13 March 2020
Value: £100m

Buyer: Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP)
Title: Field support, logistics and installation services for vehicle hardware
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Value: £100m

Buyer: Home Office
Title: To allow telecom operators (TOs) to be on-boarded and off-boarded rapidly
Deadline: 20 March 2020
Value: £30m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Open University
Supplier: Infosys
: Technical support for business as usual (BAU) and Core System Replacement (CSR) activities
The lowdown: The largest deal of the week has been secured by Infosys, the Indian IT giant owned by the father in law of the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak. The £60m deal covers the provision of “business as usual” and “core system replacement” services to the Open University. The contract will remain in place for between three and four years.
Award date: 17 February 2020
Value: £60m

The best of the rest

Buyer: Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)
Supplier: Various
: Supply of IT related accessories and parts
Value: £75m

Buyer: Bristol Council
Supplier: Chroma Vision
: Extension, upgrade, installation, restoration, design and maintenance of all fibre and CCTV infrastructure and associated networks
Award date: 21 February 2019
Value: £12m

Buyer: Home Office
Supplier: Capita
Title: Install and support the voice and data communications service to the Border Force Maritime Fleet of five Cutters
Award date: 17 February 2020
Value: £3.1m

Buyer: Ministry of Justice on behalf of HM Courts and Tribunals Service
Supplier: Dynatrace
Title: Provision of application performance monitoring
Award date: 18 February 2020
Value: £3m

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