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The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (24/07)

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

The biggest tender of the week is a £1.2bn Crown Commercial Service framework. It allows public sector organisations across the country, including central government departments, local authorities and government agencies, to tender for software development and other digital projects. The second edition of the framework was due to expire in January, but was one of a number of contracts that was granted a 12 month extension at the end of last year. Applicants have until 22 August to apply to be a member of the framework, which opens in October.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Cabinet Office/CCS Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 20/07/18 22/08/18 Y £1,200,000,000
British Broadcasting Corporation Digital Games and Interactive Experiences Roster (CF) 16/07/18 19/07/18 Y £18,000,000
Bournemouth University Framework Agreement for the supply of end user computing equipment and associated services 19/07/18 16/08/18 Y £7,000,000
Construction Industry Training Board Digital Supplier for CITB Publications (App Development) 20/07/18 24/08/18 N £2,135,000
Devon County Council CP1604-18 Digital Platform 17/07/18 16/08/18 N £750,000

Top 10 suppliers

Top five awards

Another of Defra’s UnITy deals tops the list of contract awards this week. The department has awarded CSC Computer Sciences Limited, a division of DXC Technology, an £81m contract to implement and operate “a range of end user devices, foundation services, assistive technology, security, office productivity and communication services”.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs DXC Technology Defra UnITy End User Environment Services 26/06/18 N £81,000,000
Scottish Government WHP Telecoms Scottish 4G Infill Programme: Capital Funded Mast Deployment Project 13/07/18 N £25,000,000
Northern Ireland Council for Curriculum Examinations & Assessment RM Education Provision of an Online Marking System 18/07/18 N £11,140,146
Ministry of Defence Rackspace MoD Army Joint Server Farm 26/06/18 N £4,000,000
Post Office Accenture Common Digital Platform Services and Hosting 22/06/18 N £3,253,750