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Oscar Williams

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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (7/1/19)

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 Crown Commercial Service has unveiled plans to establish a nationwide framework for education technology. Valued at up to £550m, the framework will enable schools, training organisations and further education institutions to procure tech from a list of approved suppliers.

CCS is inviting prospective suppliers to submit bid applications before 21 January. The framework will open on 9 May and last around four and a half years.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Crown Commercial Service Education Technology 02/01/19 21/01/19 Y £550,000,000
Leicestershire County Council Home Care Scheduling and Monitoring 04/01/19 04/02/19 N £12,000,000
The Pensions Regulator Systems to Support Regulatory Activity (SSRA) Delivery Partner(s) 21/12/18 04/02/19 N £11,000,000
Bedfordshire East Multi Academy Trust Bedfordshire Schools Trust – ICT Managed Service 26/12/18 15/02/19 N £5,000,000
Midland Heart Ltd Electronic Payment Solution 04/01/19 01/02/19 N £2,800,000

Prior Information Notices

Norfolk County Council has notified suppliers of plans to launch a framework for pensions administration software. The framework will be managed by the council on behalf of a number of local pension funds across the country. It’s worth up to £300m and will last at least four years.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Framework Estimated PIN Value
Norfolk County Council A Multi-Provider Framework Agreement for the Provision of Pensions Administration Software 20/12/18 Y £300m
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Security, Surveillance and Smart City Solutions 18/12/18  N £100m
Transport for London TfL Intranet Consolidation – market engagement only 21/12/18  Y
Transport for London Data Roadmap – Data as a Service (DaaS)  26/12/18  N

Top five awards

PA Consulting Services has won the single biggest award of the week: a £67m contract to help Hampshire County Council deliver “technology enabled” adult and child social care services.

In the initial tender notice, the council stated: “Our external partner will provide us with private sector insight and work jointly to develop our innovative approach to service delivery for eligible social care clients and to become more commercially minded and focused.”

The contract will start today (7 January) and last nearly five years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
University of Reading 6 suppliers Digital Resource Creation Services – AWARD 19/12/18 Y £100,000,000
Hampshire County Council PA Consulting Services Limited Hampshire Technology Enabled Care Partnership 25/11/18 N £67,410,000
APUC Limited 8 suppliers The Supply, Design and Installation of Energy Efficient Audio-Visual Equipment 31/10/18 Y £59,999,999
Home Office 3 suppliers Home Office Biometric Matcher Platform and associated Services 21/02/18 N £39,250,998
Scotland Excel 14 suppliers Supply and Delivery of Technology Enabled Care 21/11/18 Y £24,695,995