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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (10/06)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive feature analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with data analysis firm Tussell, we drill down into the top ten most valuable tenders and awards from the previous week, and take stock of which tech firms have won the biggest share of the public sector pie.

The top 10 tenders

The biggest tender of the week is the Northern Irish energy department’s open competition to support its digital transformation programme. The department is searching for companies that can provide app development, technical delivery support, testing and a geographic information system. The competition as a whole is worth £150m and bidders have until 4 July to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland) DAERA — Digital Development Services and Solutions 05/06/18 04/07/18 N £150,000,000
Ministry of Defence Airworthiness Issues Management System 09/06/18 06/07/18 N £20,000,000
Cambridgeshire County Council Cambridgeshire County Council Connecting Cambridgeshire Phase 4 Superfast Broadband Rollout 08/06/18 28/08/18 N £11,240,000
Academies Enterprise Trust Provision of Online Payments System 08/06/18 18/07/18 Y £3,000,000
The Money Advice Service Guaranteed Income and Income Drawdown Tools 05/06/18 09/07/18 N £1,600,000
Ministry of Defence Avionics System Trainer (AST) & Aircraft Propulsion System Trainer (APST) Maintenance and Support Contract 04/06/18 31/12/18 N £1,500,000
South Yorkshire Housing Association Finance, P2P, HR & Payroll Systems Requirements 07/06/18 05/07/18 N £1,000,000
Highlands And Islands Airports Voice Communication Control System 09/06/18 05/07/18 N £726,000
The National College for High Speed Rail Integrated Financial Management System for Further Education 07/06/18 22/03/18 N £600,000
City & County of Swansea Enterprise Content Management 07/06/18 06/07/18 N £500,000

The top 10 suppliers

The top 10 awards

The biggest single award of the week goes to health tech firm Cerner. Chester Hospital NHS trust has awarded the firm nearly £15m to develop an electronic patient record system. Leeds and York trust has also commissioned a similar system, paying Careworks £3m to deliver the project.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Jisc Services Ciena Janet Network Access Infrastructure Optical and Ethernet Equipment and Associated Network Management System 04/06/18 Y £15,000,000
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Cerner Electronic Patient Record System 17/05/18 N £14,754,036
Northern Ireland Housing Executive Orchard Information Systems T1412 Maintenance and Support of a Housing Management System 31/05/18 N £13,000,000
Cabinet Office/CCS FIS AvantGard United Kingdom Debt Management Office (DMO) Trading Systems Replacement 08/13/18 N £7,607,237
Ministry of Justice Caci YJB Hosting Replacement 30/11/18 N £4,999,999
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Landmark Information Data Sharing Platform Services 31/03/18 N £3,440,236
NHS England CDW GP IT for Desktops, Printers and Scanners 30/01/18 N £3,338,592
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Careworks Electronic Patient Records System 01/06/18 N £3,000,000
Salix Homes ANS ICT Infrastructure 14/05/18 N £2,260,000
Cabinet Office/CCS Akhter Computers Provision of Standardised Items for Army HQ 30/03/18 N £2,012,339