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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (25/09)

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

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has issued the biggest tender of the week: a £10m contract to supply Etruria Valley, a business park in Staffordshire, with a fibre broadband network. Bidders have until 22 October to apply for the contract, which starts on 24 November and lasts six months.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Stoke-on-Trent City Council Fibre Network – Etruria Valley 18/09/18 22/10/18 N £9,770,000
Essex County Council Superfast Essex Phase 4b (Phase 4 Tranche 2) 18/09/18 23/11/18 N £5,339,800
Create Partnership Trust ICT Managed Service 19/09/18 19/10/18 N £1,000,000
Wandsworth Borough Council Hosted Software System for Planning and Related Services 21/09/18 11/07/18 N £850,000
Derbyshire County Council Legal Case Management System 21/09/18 22/10/18 N £324,000

Top five awards

Consultancy giant Accenture has won a £29m contract to provide a “video enabled justice programme” to police forces and courts across the south east of England. The programme has been commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex and aims to modernise the courts system, enabling officers, vulnerable victims and key witnesses to provide evidence over video link.

A spokesperson for Sussex PCC told NS Tech the system would “provide swifter and greater access to justice, cost savings and improved user experience”. The contract is an extension of an initial £5m deal, and is expected to run until the delivery date: March 2023.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex Accenture Implementation and Adoption of Video Enabled Justice 10/09/18 N £29,000,000
Ministry of Justice Unilink Software Self Service 24/09/18 N £4,700,000
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Arcusys Oy Copernicus COP_010 User Learning Services 21/05/18 Y £429,968
NHS National Services Scotland Institute For Healthcare Improvement Scottish Approach to Quality Improvement 04/09/18 Y £2,000,000
Department of Finance & Personnel (Northern Ireland) Equiniti Shareview Operate Statistical Survey IT System and Support Services for Business Surveys 17/09/18 N £1,667,000