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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (9/4/19)

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…


The biggest tender of the week comes from Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which is looking to build an electronic prescriptions system. The deadline for applications is 29 April and the framework is worth £49m.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Devon Partnership NHS Trust EPrescribing and Medicines Administration (“EPMA”) System 4/4/19 29/4/19 N £49m
Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (NI) Provision of ICT Services and Solutions 3/4/19 30/4/19 N £12.5m
Fife Council Provision of a leisure booking system 3/4/19 1/5/19 N £10m
Police Service of Northern Ireland Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) and Associated Services 5/4/19 2/5/19 N £8m
Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service Integrated Communication Control System and Mobilisation Solution 5/4/19 30/4/19 N £3m

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has launched its version of the local full fibre network programme, an initiative designed to upgrade local authorities’ broadband connections. As part of the project, GMCA is seeking a supplier to provide a minimum of 20 year right of use dark fibre connectivity. The deal is worth £35m.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Greater Manchester Combined Authority Greater Manchester Local Full Fibre Network Programme 4/4/19 N £35m
Anglian Water Services Limited Supply of Technical Resources for Emerging and Niche Technologies (Service) 5/4/19 N £6.9m
NHS Digital IT Service Management System 4/4/19 N £3m
Wrexham County Borough Council WCBC’s Apple Solution Partner for Education 1/4/19 N £250k
Leicester City Council Online Booking, E-learning & Management Solution Pre-Market Engagement 1/4/19 30/6/19 N £175k


The outsourcing giant Capgemini has won one of the largest contracts of the week: a £9.2m deal to provide the Ministry of Justice with product management expertise to support the government’s £1bn courts reform project. The contract started in December and will last for two years,

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
NHS Calderdale CCG Multiple Suppliers Information Technology and Networking Services 15/2/19 N £23.2m
HM Revenue & Customs People Source Consulting Limited HMRC Messaging – Agile delivery and live support of service orientated components 6/3/19 N £20m
Northamptonshire Police Multiple Suppliers Evidence examination and analysis 25/3/19 Y £20m
Department of Finance (NI) Stiona Software Limited Digital Toolkit Support and Development 12/3/19 N £11m
Ministry of Justice Capgemini UK PLC HMCTS Reform – Technical Digital Product Management 4/12/19 Y £9.2m