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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (10/12)

This is the latest instalment of 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

The Crown Commercial Service is establishing a £5bn framework for supplying network services to the UK’s public sector. The framework has been divided up into 13 lots covering data access, local connectivity and traditional telephony among other telecoms services. Suppliers have until 31 January to submit their applications to be listed.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Crown Commercial Service Network Services 2 07/12/18 31/01/19 Y £5,000,000,000
Crown Commercial Service Education Technology 05/12/18 21/01/19 Y £550,000,000
Healthtrust Europe LLP Consultancy and Advisory Services 2019 08/12/18 Y £100,000,000
Southern Water Services Ltd IT Software and Hardware Reseller Framework 05/12/18 Y £60,000,000
Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation Library Solutions and Self Service Technology 03/12/18 07/01/18 Y £20,000,000

Top five awards

SME Cambridge Information Limited has won the biggest award of the week: a £16m deal to provide the Ministry of Defence with access to online databases, publications and standards. The contract was awarded on 6 November and lasts four years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Ministry of Defence Cambridge Information Limited Provision of Access to On-Line Databases & Publications and On-Line Standards with Hard Copy Facility 06/11/18 N £16,293,037
Scottish Government Optus Resin Technology Ltd Transcription Services 10/07/18 N £8,000,000
HM Revenue & Customs Cognizant Technology Solutions UK Limited Pega Technology Expertise 16/10/18 N £5,000,000
HM Revenue & Customs NTT Data Services UK Limited Pega Technology Expertise 16/10/18 N £5,000,000
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Insight Direct (UK) Ltd End User Support Service Tower 05/11/18 N £4,000,000
East Renfrewshire Council Capita PLC Finance, Procurement, System(s) and Associated Modules 26/11/18 Y £3,838,000