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Oscar Williams

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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (18/12)

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

Transport for London has unveiled plans to spend up to £186m on bringing its existing IT asset management systems together into one programme. The organisation is searching specifically for an off-the-shelf software package “with a level of configurability to accommodate TfL specific requirements”, according to the tender. Suppliers have until 22 January to bid for the contract, which lasts almost a decade.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Transport for London Procurement for a TfL Asset Management Information System 11/12/18 22/01/19 N £186,000,000
Home Office Provision of Aircraft Communication System Devices for ESN 11/12/18 01/03/19 Y £100,000,000
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust National Framework Agreement for a Managed Service for the Provision of Payroll and Pension Services 15/12/18 16/01/19 Y £150,000,000
Midland Heart Ltd Midland Heart Network Replacement Contract 15/12/18 14/01/19 N £6,805,000
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Livestock Information Programme (LIP) Contract 1 Livestock Information System (LIS) 13/12/18 08/02/19 N £3,000,000

Prior Information Notices

NHS Digital wants to empower hospitals and social care organisations to “seamlessly exchange” patient data, and is setting up a “Centre for Enablement” to help them to do so. The organisation will soon start accepting bids for five separate procurements relating to data architecture, which are worth a total of £5m.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Estimated PIN Value
NHS Digital Enabling Data Architecture (EnDA) 12/12/18 N £5,000,000
Bristol City Council Revenues and Benefits system 14/12/18 11/01/19 N £5,000,000

Top five awards

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has issued the single biggest award of the week: a £9.8m contract enlisting VX Fiber to retrofit fibre cables in the city’s Etruria Valley. The length of the contract has not been disclosed.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Jisc Services Limited Multiple Suppliers Additional Content for the Digital Library Framework Agreement 05/09/18 Y £14,000,000
Stoke-on-Trent City Council VX Fiber Fibre Network – Etruria Valley 23/11/18 N £9,800,000
Academies Enterprise Trust Multiple Suppliers Provision of Online Payments System 06/12/18 Y £9,000,000
Ministry of Justice British Telecommunications Public Limited Company National Payment Line Services 13/12/18 N £2,000,000
Yorkshire Water Services Limited Silverstring Ltd YWS VTL Replacement 18/19 29/11/18 N £1,900,000