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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (28/08)

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

It’s been a relatively quiet week for tenders, perhaps unsurprisingly for late August. The biggest of the week comes from the University of East Anglia, which is looking to spend £900,000 on upgrading its library management system. Businesses have until 26 September to bid for the deal and be prepared to carry out the work next summer.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
University of East Anglia Library Management System Upgrade 24/08/18 26/09/18 N £900,000
Low Carbon Contracts Company SOFM data migration and user interface project 20/08/18 18/09/18 N £500,000
British Transport Police IT Service Management Tool 21/08/18 31/08/18 Y £300,000
London Luton Airport Group Network Hardware – Supply, configuration, installation & supply 22/08/18 14/09/18 N £250,000
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Provision of a Human Resources Information System 25/08/18 24/09/18 N £200,000

Top five awards

It might have been a quiet week for tenders, but it’s been a busy week for awards. The five biggest awards revealed last week amount to more than £180m. The biggest goes to Belfast-based software firm Neueda, which has won an open competition to supply the Northern Irish environment department with £150m worth of digital development services and solutions.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Central Procurement Directorate Neueda DAERA — Digital Development Services and Solutions 22/08/18 N £150,000,000
Scottish Government Leidos Innovations Purchase to Pay (P2P) Service Support 10/08/18 N £26,914,204
Bristol City Council Midland HR HR and Payroll 20/06/18 N £4,000,000
Department for Work & Pensions Q-Nomy Appointment Booking System Universal Credit full service 10/07/18 N £3,128,760
Disclosure & Barring Service Bjss Digital Support Services 20/07/18 N £2,698,000