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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (18/3/19)

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This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. Every week, 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 Crown Commercial Service has issued the biggest tender of the week: a £650m framework that establishes a technology innovation marketplace. According to the notice, it “will provide central government and wider public sector departments the opportunity to procure an extensive range of innovative technology products and services”. Because it’s a dynamic purchasing system, suppliers are able to apply to be listed at any point during its two-year lifetime.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Crown Commercial Service Spark — The Technology Innovation Marketplace 15/3/19 14/4/19 Y £650m
Medical Research Council ARCHER 2 Hardware 12/3/19 28/5/19 N £42m
Office of the Information Commissioner Concessions Contract for Services Relating to Telephone Preference Registers 13/3/19 7/4/19 N £5m
Imperial War Museums IWM Digital Transformation Programme 12/3/19 1/4/19 N £0.5m
Greater Manchester Combined Authority Careers Application Platform – Suppler Engagement and Tender 13/3/19 23/4/19 N £0.5m

Prior Information Notices

This week’s biggest PIN comes from the Crown Commercial Service, which is looking to set up a “pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of gigabit capable connectivity services”, meaning full-fibre broadband infrastructure. The framework is worth up to £100m.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Bid Deadline Framework Tender value (high)
Crown Commercial Service Gigabit Capable Connectivity Y £100m
Transport for London CCTV Footage Management N
Office for National Statistics Specialist Services to Transform Historical Census Volumes into Digital Data 29/3/19
Transport for London TfL’s new Revenue Inspection Device
Department for Work & Pensions DWP Dynamic Trust Hub 29/3/19

Top five awards

Fujitsu Services has landed one of the biggest deals of the week: a contract to serve the Northern Irish Driver and Vehicle Agency as its ICT strategic partner. The contract was inked earlier this month and is worth £60m.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
Department for Infrastructure (NI) Fujitsu Services Holdings PLC DVA ICT Strategic Partner 8/3/19 N £60m
Financial Conduct Authority EDT International LLC E-Discovery Tool 21/2/19 N £19.7m
West Mercia Police Specialist Computer Centres PLC IT Hardware and Commodities 7/11/18 N £8m
Greater Manchester Police Novosco Ltd Data Centre Virtualisation and Managed Service 8/3/19 N £7.2m
UK Research and Innovation Logicalis UK Limited UKRI Video Conferencing 8/2/19 Y £5m