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The biggest govtech deals of the week (8/5/19)

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This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. Every week, in partnership with 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 housing developer Thirteen has unveiled plans to procure a range of cyber security services, including end-to-end cyber incident response assistance and a cyber threat intelligence programme. “We are looking to work in collaboration with a company that will understand not only the risks to Thirteen as an organisation but to the housing sector as a whole,” it said. The bid deadline is 21 May.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Department for Transport NLA Media Licences 29/4/19 N
The Thirteen Group Cyber Security Services 30/4/19 21/5/19 N
NHS England Prison Healthcare Digital Tool 30/4/19 N
Leeds Trinity University Website Design / UX Workstream: Preliminary Market Consultation 30/4/19 16/5/19 N
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Content Management System, Customer Relationship Management System and Electronic Forms Solution 3/5/19 14/5/19 N


One of the biggest tender of the week comes from the Scottish Government, which is launching a single supplier framework for the provision of server and infrastructure maintenance services. The deadline for applications is 29 May and the framework is worth up to £5m.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Crown Commercial Service G-Cloud 11 29/4/19 14/5/19 Y £1.95bn
Transport for London Reseller and Associated Services Framework Agreement  3/5/19 28/5/19 Y £160m
Hampshire County Council Children’s Social Care IT Solution Tender 2019 29/4/19 28/5/19 Y £10m
Scottish Government Server and Infrastructure Maintenance 30/4/19 29/5/19 Y £5m
Greater Manchester Police Mobile Tech Refresh for Samsung S9 Mobile Phones and Gear 4 Battersea Cases 3/5/19 28/5/19 N £3.35m


HCL won one of the largest contracts published last week: a £41m deal to supply the University of Manchester with end-user computing services. “This will include the implementation of Windows 10, Office 365 (exchange/home drives) and virtualisation,” the notice states. “The University is also seeking to modernise and rationalise the End User Computing services to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs.” The contract was awarded at the end of April. An end date has not been specified.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Financial Conduct Authority Fujitsu Services Holdings PLC VDI Services and Upgrade to Exadata Database Machine 1/4/19 N £160m
The University of Manchester HCL Great Britain Limited End User Computing Services 25/4/19 N £41m
Crown Commercial Service Multiple Suppliers eSourcing Platform 12/2/19 Y £10m
Bristol City Council Microsoft Limited Bristol City Council Future State Assessment Delivery Partner 25/4/19 N £9.6m
Public Health England Trustmarque Solutions Limited PHE – ITC – MS Windows 10 and Office licensing and support (CCS) 26/3/19 N £5.8m