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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (23/01/19)

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

The Financial Conduct Authority has issued the biggest tender of the week: a framework valued at up to £150m for cloud-computing and technology resourcing. Prospective suppliers have been invited to apply to be listed on the framework, which will remain open for four years, by 18 February.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Financial Conduct Authority Cloud and Technology Resourcing and Outcomes Framework 18/01/19 18/02/19 Y £150,000,000
Jisc Services Limited Network Equipment Framework Agreement 15/01/19 11/02/19 Y £120,000,000
Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation Security and Surveillance Systems 18/01/19 26/02/19 Y £60,000,000
British Broadcasting Corporation Resource Scheduling Solution 15/01/19 15/02/19 N £8,000,000
Ministry of Defence Codification Information Services 17/01/19 17/02/19 N £800,000

Prior Information Notices

It might not be the biggest PIN of the week, but it is arguably the most eye-catching; Transport for London is overhauling its iBus project – the open data system that provides real-time information about the location of buses – and is undertaking a feasibility study to “assess potential options for replacing” the existing operation.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Framework Estimated PIN Value
Supply Chain Coordination Limited Medical IT Software and Hardware Solutions 15/01/19 Y £640,000
Transport for London London Intelligent Bus: Second Generation (iBus 2) 09/01/19 N N/A

Top five awards

BT has won one of the biggest awards of the week: a £9m contract to supply hard-to-reach areas of Wales with superfast broadband. In a notice, the government said: “The potential value of the project is up to £200m, of which £62m of funding has been confirmed, and up to an additional £138m of project funding may be available.”

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Northern Ireland Water Magdalene Telecom Limited Operation and Maintenance of Voice, Data, Radio Networks and Associate Infrastructure 11/12/18 N £13,000,000
Welsh Government BT Next Generation Access Broadband Wales 11/01/19 N £9,256,012
Financial Conduct Authority Xactium Limited “Delivering Effective Supervision” (DES) program 31/08/18 N £7,524,000
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council BT Superfast South Yorkshire Broadband Contract for the Provision of Deployed Services 03/12/18 N £6,000,000
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency Capgemini Enquiries Squad 10/10/18 N £4,797,150