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The biggest govtech deals of the week (21/9/20)

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: West Lothian Council
Title: Delivery of a robotics process automation software solution
The lowdown: West Lothian Council has unveiled plans to roll out robotics process automation software. At the moment, the local authority is still scoping out the market for potential solutions, so there’s no deadline for applications or estimated award value. However, West Lothian is looking to move relatively fast; it’s expected that the contract will have been signed by the start of December.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Ministry of Justice
Title: Supply, implementation, support and management of a payroll service
Estimated publication date: 22 February 2020
Value: £20m

Buyer: Defence Equipment and Support
Title: Services related to Morpheus Bearers project
Deadline for registering interest: 22 November 2020
Value: £N/A

Buyer: Department of Health and Social Care
Title: Covid-19 4PL services to manage and co-ordinate the end-to-end supply chain
Estimated publication date: 12 October 2020
Value: £N/A

Buyer: Joint Forces Command
Title: Ultra-persistent wide area communications in addition to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
Deadline for registering interest: 9 October 2020
Value: £N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: Derbyshire Constabulary
Title: IT hardware, software and associated consumables
The lowdown: Derbyshire Constabulary has announced one of the largest procurement opportunities of the week: a £5m+ tender fo IT hardware and software. The deadline for applications is 15 October.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)
Title: Framework: Multi-functional devices and digital transformation solutions
Deadline: 2 October 2020
Value: £440m

Buyer: Cabinet Office
Title: Framework: Print management services
Deadline: 2 October 2020
Value: £420m

Buyer: NHS Shared Business Services
Title: Framework: ICT hardware and services
Deadline: 14 October 2020
Value: £100m-£1bn

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Bank of England
Title: Build, test, deploy and maintain the RTGS renewal system
The lowdown
: Accenture has secured one the largest individual awards unveiled last week: an £81m contract to overhaul the Bank of England’s Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) service, which provides the infrastructure that enables banks to transfer money or securities between one another.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Student Loans Company
Supplier: Atos
Title: Customer software delivery and enablement
Award date: 17 September 2020
Value: £216m

Buyer: Department of Health and Social Care
Supplier: Terrafix
Title: Vehicle hardware for ambulances including routers, tablet devices, docks, accessories
Award date: 16 September 2020
Value: £49m

Buyer: Surrey Council
Supplier: Unit4 Business Software
Title: Fully integrated JS Digital and Business Insights ERP system
Award date: 18 September 2020
Value: £30m

Buyer: NHS Digital
Supplier: Kainos Software
Title: Covid-19 testing service development, delivery and run
Award date: 16 September 2020
Value: £7m

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