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 biggest tender of the week is the Scottish Government’s new framework for IT contractors. Worth up to £102m, the framework enables contractors to supply the government with temporary staff on an interim basis. “Interim workers should be suitably trained and experienced to perform the duties required of them and must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom,” the notice states. Contractors are expected to be able to provide staff with a wide range of skills. They have until 6 September to apply.
|Authority||Contract Title||Date Published||Bid Deadline||Framework||Tender Value (High)|
|Scottish Government||Framework Agreement for Interim IT Staff Services — National||03/08/18||06/09/18||Y||£102,000,000|
|Hampshire County Council||Hampshire Technology Enabled Care Partnership||31/07/18||31/08/18||N||£67,410,000|
|Sovereign Housing Group Ltd||Sovereign IT Resource Augmentation DPS||31/07/18||28/08/18||Y||£35,000,000|
|Middlesex University||Data and Telecoms Equipment and services||02/08/18||07/09/18||N||£7,500,000|
|Wythenshawe Community Housing Group||Electronic Payment Solution||04/08/18||03/09/18||Y||£5,000,000|
Top five awards
The biggest award of the week also relates to a framework: the Crown Commercial Service’s £600m G-Cloud 10 contract. The framework enables public sector agencies across the UK, from central government departments to local authorities and NHS trusts, the ability to procure cloud computing services from a list of more than 3,500 suppliers.
Another eye-catching contract concerns the Home Office’s procurement of “digital solutions for border force officers”. The notice offers very few details beyond the value (£4.5m) and revealing that it will “replace a suite of legacy tooling”.
|Contracting Authority||Supplier||Contract Title||Data Awarded||Framework||Award / Framework Value|
|Crown Commercial Service||Multiple Suppliers||G-Cloud 10||29/06/18||Y||£600,000,000|
|Home Office||Zaizi||Digital Solutions for Border Force Officers||04/06/18||N||£4,500,000|
|Optivo||BT and Maintel||IT Services||31/05/18||N||£4,000,000|
|West Yorkshire Police||Dimension Data Network Services||Core Network Infrastructure Upgrade||09/04/18||N||£3,041,915|
|Crescent Purchasing Consortium||Multiple Suppliers||CA4817 – Software Licenses & Associated Services for Academies & Schools||02/08/18||Y||£2,500,000|