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|