This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. Every Monday, 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…
Top five tenders
Thames Water has issued the biggest tender of the week: a £10m, eight-year framework for information and data management services. Prospective suppliers have been invited to apply by 22 January.
|Authority||Contract Title||Date Published||Bid Deadline||Framework||Tender Value (High)|
|Thames Water Utilities Limited||Information and Data Management||09/01/19||22/01/19||Y||£10,120,000|
|London Borough of Waltham Forest||Information Security Services||07/01/19||13/02/19||N||£1,100,000|
|Exceeding Limited||CRFCA ITT Managed Services Provider and Wide Area Network||10/01/19||05/03/19||N||£1,000,000|
|Department for Education||Delivery and Maintenance of the Provider Data Self-Assessment Toolkit||07/01/19||05/02/19||N||£500,000|
|NHS National Services Scotland||GP Record Transfer||09/01/19||06/02/19||N||£450,000|
Prior Information Notices
The University of the West of Scotland published an eye-catching prior information notice last week relating to artificial intelligence. The university has been commissioned by the Scottish government to assess the AI capabilities of software suppliers which could assist with decision making in NHS Scotland. “This market sounding exercise will contribute to shaping the next phase of the national Knowledge and Decision Support Programme,” the tender states. For more details, visit Tussell’s website.
|Contracting Authority||Contract Title||Date Published||Framework||Estimated PIN Value|
|University of the West of Scotland||Software Development with AI Capability||09/01/19||N||N/A|
Top five awards
The Crown Commercial Service has awarded up to £3.6m to Epiq Systems to help process and host the thousands of documents gathered as part of the Grenfell Tower inquiry. The contract is a call-off from the government’s G-Cloud framework and will last two years.
|Contracting Authority||Supplier||Contract Title||Date Awarded||Framework||Award / Framework Value|
|NHS Lothian||BT Limited||NHS Lothian Unified Communications MTS||27/09/18||N||£13,000,000|
|Kirklees Council||8 Suppliers||Provision of GDPR Support Framework Agreement||24/12/18||Y||£10,687,500|
|Home Office||IBM United Kingdom Limited||G Cloud 10 Call-Off Contract App Management Support||21/12/18||N||£4,954,991|
|NHS Blood and Transplant||Capgemini UK PLC||CRM Implementation Partner||05/06/18||N||£5,000,000|
|Crown Commercial Service||Epiq Systems, Ltd.||CO – Legal document processing & hosting contract||05/10/18||N||£3,600,000|