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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (19/09)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive feature 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

Oxfordshire County Council has issued the biggest tender of the week: a £10m contract to supply rural businesses with super-fast broadband infrastructure. Bidders have until 5 December to apply, and must be prepared to roll out the infrastructure by 31 March 2020. The contract lasts eight years and one month.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Oxfordshire County Council Broadband for Rural Businesses in Oxfordshire project (BiRO) 12/09/18 05/12/18 N £10,000,000
London North Eastern Railway (DfT) Revenue Management System 12/09/18 01/10/18 N £4,000,000
City & County of Swansea Purchase of Laptops and Docking Stations 11/09/18 08/10/18 N £700,000
Scottish Water Workspace Management Services 13/09/18 03/10/18 Y £600,000
University of Derby Curriculum Management Solution 2018 15/09/18 18/10/18 N £375,000

Top five awards

Japanese electronics giant Nicoh has won the biggest award of the week: a multi-million pound contract to supply The Manchester Airport Group with IT project support services. There’s little detail on the nature of the tendered work, but it’s likely to relate to the airport’s £1bn overhaul.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
The Manchester Airport Group Ricoh UK IT Project Support Services 14/08/18 Y £10,000,000
Ministry of Defence BAE Systems Marine Information Data Distribution Systems – Contract Extension 14/08/18 N £820,000
High Speed TWO (HS2) Limited Bjss Notice Production System (NPS) Enhancement services 10/08/18 N £757,035
North East Lincolnshire Council Nimbus Journey Information Framework Agreement for the Provision of a Real Time Passenger Information system 23/07/18 N £705,200
Ministry of Defence Probrand Provision of Hardware for DBS 06/09/18 N £453,990