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 the Crown Commercial Service, which has issued the 11th edition of its G-Cloud framework. The framework provides the means for public sector organisations across the country to procure a range of IT services, including cloud hosting services and security software, from a list of approved suppliers. Companies which are already listed on G-Cloud 10 have been asked to reapply. The deadline for applications is 14 May and the framework is worth just shy of £2bn.
|Contracting Authority||Contract Title||Bid Deadline||Framework||Tender value (high)|
|Crown Commercial Service||G-Cloud 11||14/5/19||Y||£1.95bn|
|Northern Housing Consortium||Electronic Payment Services Framework 2019-2023||2/5/19||Y||£150m|
|United Utilities Water Ltd||Complex Multi Technology IT Services||5/5/19||Y||£56m|
|Birmingham City University||Tender for the Provision of Higher Education Online Distance Learning Programmes||29/4/19||N||£30m|
|Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation||Home to School and Safeguarding Transportation Solutions||30/4/19||Y||£20m|
Prior information notices
Transport for London has launched a study to assess how tech could help address the issue of suicide on the rail and underground network. The project will start with a market engagement exercise to assess supplier capabilities. It’s expected TfL will choose a supplier to undertake the work by March 2020.
|Authority||Contract Title||Framework||Tender Value (High)|
|NHS Supply Chain||Audiological Equipment Accessories and Resources||Y||£13.6m|
|Perth & Kinross Council||Financial Management System||N||£400k|
|Transport for London||TfL Suicide Prevention Technology||N||–|
Amazon has landed one of the biggest deals of the week: a contract to provide a digital marketplace procurement portal for office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies. Rather than going out to tender, the buyer – Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation – awarded the single provider framework directly to Amazon, on the basis it was “the only viable contractor currently operating in the market for the products and service requirement requested”. It’s expected that up to £400m of supplies could be procured through Amazon’s platform, of which Amazon will take a cut.
|Contracting Authority||Supplier||Contract Title||Date Awarded||Framework||Value|
|Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation||Amazon EU Sarl||Digital Marketplace Procurement Portal||27/3/19||Y||£400m|
|NHS Shared Business Services||Multiple Suppliers||Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres||10/12/18||Y||£100m|
|Scotland Excel||Multiple Suppliers||Supply, Delivery and Installation of Audio Visual Equipment||18/2/19||Y||£30m|
|NHS Calderdale CCG||The Health Informatics Service||NHS Calderdale, Greater Huddersfield, North Kirklees & Wakefield CCG’s: Information Technology and Networking Services||15/2/19||N||£14.3m|
|NHS Calderdale CCG||The Health Informatics Service||NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City & Bradford Districts CCGs : Information Technology and Networking Services||13/3/19||N||£8.8m|