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|