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The biggest govtech deals of the week (11/5/20)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with GlobalData, we’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

The top prior information notices

This week’s featured PIN

Buyer: Crown Commercial Service on behalf of Cabinet Office and NHS Digital
Title: Framework: Digital outcomes and supporting services
Lowdown: The largest PIN of the week comes from the Cabinet Office, which is looking to put in place an £800m framework on behalf of NHS Digital. The pan-government agreement will cover the procurement of a range of services, including
digital development, DevOps support, data collection, processing and dissemination and digital resource augmentation. There’s currently no deadline for applications, but it’s expected the framework, set to include 12 suppliers, will have been established by 12 August. More information can be found here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Title: Merchant Acquirer services
Register interest deadline: 19 May 2020
Value: £55m

Buyer: NHS England
Title
: Clinical communication tools
Publication date (estimate): 31 May 2020
Value
: £3m

Buyer: Norfolk Council
Title: Audio visual digital media and software
Publication date (estimate): 26 May 2020
Value
: N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: UK Hydrographic Office
Title: Manage data and create required outputs
The lowdown: One of the largest tenders of the week comes from the Hydrographic Office, which is looking to establish a single-supplier framework “to support systems used to manage data and create required outputs to produce paper and digital publications”. The work is worth up to £10m and prospective suppliers have until 12 June to apply. More information can be found here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Title: Card personalisation and chip encoding solution
Publication date (estimate): 31 July 2020
Value: £15m 

Buyer: Defense Equipment and Support (DE&S)
Title: Framework: Engineering training
Deadline: 5 June 2020
Value: £5m

Buyer: HM Land Registry
Title: User-centred design and research capability partner
Deadline: 21 May 2020
Value: £3.2m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Norfolk and various councils
Supplier: Civica
Title
: Framework: Pensions administration software
Lowdown: Norfolk County Council has launched a new £300m national framework to cover pensions administration software. The framework, which was launched on 4 May, will be accessible to all authorities that administer the Local Government Pension Scheme. More information can be found here.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Cabinet Office
Supplier: Ordnance Survey
Title: National Geographic Database (NGD)
Award date: 8 May 2020
Value: £963m

Buyer: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Supplier: BAE
Title
: Analysis for Science and Technology Research in Defence (ASTRID) programme
Award date: 6 May 2020
Value: £350m

Buyer: Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)
Supplier: S&P Global
Title
: Platts licence renewal
Award date: 7 May 2020
Value: £33m

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