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|