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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (04/07)

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 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key components of the network, which enables emergency assistance to vessels within British seawater, is about to be withdrawn from the market.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

Tussell tech 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