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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (08/10)

This is the latest instalment in 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

Earlier this year, Portsmouth City Council was named as one of the 13 winners of a new government scheme aimed at accelerating the adoption of full-fibre broadband. Now, the local authority is inviting suppliers to apply to help deliver the rollout. The project will be managed through an £80m framework, featuring two lots. Suppliers have until 29 October to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Portsmouth City Council Solent Network Framework 02/10/18 29/10/20 Y £120,000,000
Transport for London Core Support Services 05/10/18 31/10/18 N £100,000,000
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Digital Control Centre 01/10/18 05/11/18 N £30,000,000
Crown Commercial Service eSourcing Platform 03/10/18 02/11/18 N £29,893,718
Environment Agency NGSA — Mapping and Modelling Framework 05/10/18 06/11/19 Y £11,746,037

Top five awards

Bloom Procurement Services has won the biggest contract of the week: a £120m single supplier framework commissioned by the National Procurement Service in Wales. BPS has been tasked with managing the process of buying agile digital and ICT resources across the Welsh public sector. BPS, which classifies as a small and medium-sized enterprise, fended off competition from six larger businesses to win the contract.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
National Procurement Service – Wales Bloom Procurement Services Ltd Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement 17/08/18 Y £120,000,000
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Dixons Carphone NHCFT Home Electronics Scheme 30/08/18 N £100,000,000
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Hitachi Rail Europe Limited South East Traffic Management 02/10/18 N £30,000,000
NHS Business Services Authority Agilisys Ltd NHS Business Services Authority IT Infrastructure Sourcing — Managed Infrastructure Services 22/08/18 N £29,893,718
Financial Conduct Authority Fujitsu Services Limited IT Service Management, VDI, Telephony and GSI Services 28/09/18 N £11,746,037