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The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (20/08)

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 five 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.

Top five tenders

Once again, the week’s biggest tender relates to the NHS’s ongoing digital transformation programme. The NHS Business Services Authority is looking to set up a £34m single supplier framework to provide an online procurement portal for items such as prescriptions. The deadline for applications is 28 August and the contract is slated to start in July 2019.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
NHS Business Services Authority NHS Forms, Print, Exemptions, Cards & EHIC (FPECE) 13/08/18 28/08/18 Y £34,000,000
Ministry of Defence Management Information Reporting and Data Analysis (MIRANDA) Sustainment 18/08/18 14/09/18 N £6,500,000
Kirklees Council Provision of GDPR Support Framework Agreement (KMCLFM-004) 17/08/18 24/09/18 Y £2,992,500
De Montfort University Servers and Storage Infrastructure Refresh 16/08/18 12/09/18 N £2,400,000
Totally Local Company Limited Support & Maintenance of existing SAP Business One Environment 14/08/18 10/09/18 Y £873,000

Top five awards

The biggest award of the week is also a single supplier framework. The Crown Commercial Service has awarded the US firm Taulia with a £30m contract to deliver a supplier early payment solution to central government and public sector organisations around the UK.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Cabinet Office/CCS Taulia Inc Supplier Early Payment Solutions 26/03/18 Y £30,000,000
London Borough of Sutton Sirsi Provision of innovative Library Services, including the development of a Library Services Platform and improved online and off-line marketing of library services. 10/08/18 Y £10,000,000
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Multiple Suppliers Document Control Services 25/06/18 N £7,902,720
Improvement Service Company Multiple Suppliers Improvement Service Digital Public Services 13/08/18 N £6,019,667
London Borough of Croydon Multiple Suppliers People IT Systems 25/04/18 N £4,185,587