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Oscar Williams

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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (03/12)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series 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

Hull City Council has issued the biggest tender of the week: a £6m deal to procure a new housing management IT system. The technology will support the council’s housing manager in dealing with lettings, repairs, maintenance and improvements, as well as homelessness, housing advice and housing registers.

The tender reveals that one of the council’s key challenges is “a reducing welfare bill resulting in a reduction in income for many Hull residents, and the risks for the Council: as a social landlord around collecting rents; the effect on the existing tenant base and the potential this has to disrupt settled communities”. The supplier will be expected to help the council “make the best use of its resources”.

Prospective suppliers have until 4 January to submit their bids. The contract lasts ten years.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Kingston upon Hull City Council Procurement of a Housing Management Software System 30/11/18 04/01/19 N £6,000,000
Anglian Water Services Limited Water Hydraulic Modelling Software, Licensing, Support and Maintenance 1/12/18 04/01/19 N £1,665,773
The Oxford Academy Trust Oxford Academy Managed ICT 28/11/18 03/01/19 N £650,000
English Heritage Software solution for Event Management and Online Ticketing for English Heritage 26/11/18 11/01/18 N £500,000
Leeds City College Leeds City College – Server / Storage Infrastructure Provision Quarry Hill Further Competition 29/11/18 03/12/18 N £470,000

Top five awards

Telent Technology Services has won the biggest contract of the week: a £7.6m deal to overhaul the digital communication systems of HS1’s four high-speed international stations. The contract was awarded on 20 November. The end date has not been disclosed.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
HS1 Limited Telent Technology Services Limited Systems Deliver Integtater Services 20/11/18 N £7,600,000
Yorkshire & Humber Police Procurement Phoenix Software Limited The Provision of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement 14/06/18 N £7,528,727
Scottish Qualifications Authority RM Education Ltd Provision of an Electronic Marking System 09/08/18 N £6,000,000
Home Office Identity E2E Ltd Biometric Technical Services 02/11/18 N £4,900,000
Home Office Investigo Limited Home Office Biometrics Managed Service Provider (MSP) 27/07/18 N £4,500,000