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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (29/10)

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

It’s another week of huge tenders, with the top five alone amounting to nearly £600m. The biggest of them all is a £250m framework from Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, which is setting up a “dynamic purchasing system” for the provision of care technology. The framework is expected to last four years.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Dynamic Purchasing System for Technology Enabled Care Solutions 24/10/18 19/10/18 Y £250,000,000
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Telecoms Technology Framework 26/10/18 30/11/18 Y £141,000,000
NHS Shared Business Services Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres 25/10/18 30/11/18 Y £100,000,000
SSE PLC Services – Infrastructure Operations and Support Services – Multi Site 0222 27/10/18 16/11/18 Y £75,000,000
The Police ICT Company Procurement of Minerva Consultancy Technical Support 25/10/18 11/10/18 Y £30,000,000

Top five awards

Telent Technology Services has won the single biggest award of the week: a £10m contract to supply the Home Office with the services need to test its new Emergency Services Network. The award was made last month and will run for nearly four years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
National Crime Agency Multiple suppliers Traditional and Digital Forensic 25/10/18 N £15,000,000
Home Office Telent Technology Services Limited Coverage Assurance Goods and Services for ESMCP 17/09/18 N £10,300,000
Belfast City Council BT Group Plc DoF Land and Property Services LandWeb Extension 12/10/18 N £9,878,000
Student Loans Company Microsoft Limited Microsoft Services 28/09/18 N £2,800,000
Department for Communities & Local Government XMA Limited IT Modernisation Project Hardware 11/09/18 N £2,269,962