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 Crown Commercial Service has issued the biggest tender of the week – a £130m contract to replace the Coastguard’s radio infrastructure. One of the key components of the network, which enables emergency assistance to vessels within British seawater, is about to be withdrawn from the market. Bidders have until 27 July to apply.
|Authority||Contract Title||Date Published||Bid Deadline||Framework||Tender Value (High)|
|Cabinet Office / CCS||Radio Network Infrastructure Replacement||29/06/18||27/07/18||N||£130,000,000|
|Scotland Excel||Supply and delivery of technology enabled care||29/06/18||06/08/18||Y||£25,200,000|
|Swindon Borough Council||Finance and HR Solution||29/06/18||30/07/18||N||£5,000,000|
|BBC||Training Services for Information Technology (IT)||29/06/18||30/07/18||Y||£3,293,000|
|Paradigm Trust||Provision of an ICT Managed Service for Paradigm Trust||26/06/18||09/07/18||Y||£1,350,000|
Top 10 suppliers
Top five awards
The biggest single award of the week goes to Syntel Europe, which has won a £37m contract to supply Student Loans Company with development and ongoing support services. SLC is by far the biggest buyer of the week, handing an additional £17m to Edge Testing Solutions for testing services.
|Contracting Authority||Supplier||Contract Title||Data Awarded||Framework||Award / Framework Value|
|University of Nottingham||Specialist Computer Centres||Core IT Services Framework||01/06/18||Y||£90,000,000|
|Student Loans Company||Syntel Europe||Development and Ongoing Support Services||01/03/18||N||£37,424,000|
|Student Loans Company||Edge Testing Solutions||Testing Services||01/03/18||N||£17,458,000|
|Nottinghamshire City Council||BT||Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire – Phase 3||31/05/18||N||£6,230,000|
|Westminster City Council||Trustmarque Solutions||Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) License Renewal||31/05/18||N||£5,392,438|