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|