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Oscar Williams

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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (5/3/19)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. Every week, in partnership with data analysis firm Tussell, we drill down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

Top five tenders

The Scottish government has issued one of the most valuable tenders of the week: a £30m multi-supplier framework for cloud services. The tender notice is light on detail, but reveals the scope of the framework includes public, private and hybrid cloud services, as well as cloud transition services. Prospective suppliers have until 28 March to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Ulster University Global Online Education Venture 1/3/19 1/4/19 N £40m
Scottish Government Cloud Services 26/2/19 28/3/19 Y £30m
Leeds City Council ICT Goods Supply, Maintenance and Services Framework 27/2/19 2/4/19 Y £30m
Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (NI) Provision Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 1/3/19 31/3/19 N £25m
Denbighshire County Council Denbighshire Schools ICT Network Framework 25/2/19 25/3/19 Y £6m

Prior Information Notices

This week’s biggest PIN comes from the Welsh government, which is looking to pay a network provider up to £20m to bring 4G coverage to so-called “not spots” across Wales. The government has not yet published a deadline for application.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Framework Value
Welsh Government Mobile Infrastructure Infill Project 26/2/19 N £20m
APUC Limited Programming Language Software 26/2/19 N £4m
Department for Communities & Local Government Smart Cities Cyber Resilience 1/3/19 N N/A

Top five awards

ROC Technologies has landed one of the biggest deals of the week: an £34m contract to supply the University of Manchester with network services. The deal was inked in February and has no public end date.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
The University of Manchester ROC Technologies Limited Network Services 11/2/19 N £34m
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Specialist Computer Centres PLC ICT Strategic Partner 18/1/19 N £10m
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Block Solutions Ltd Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 20/2/19 N £5.4m
Home Office Datalynx Limited Datalynx 1/10/18 Y £4.8m
Home Office Glue Reply Limited System Integration Outcome – Contract award 24/4/18 Y £4.5m