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The biggest govtech deals of the week (28/9/20)

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: Adur and Worthing Councils
Title: Provision of citizen WiFi services
The lowdown: Adur and Worthing Councils have issued one of only two tech PINs to come on to our radar this week. They are searching for a supplier that can support the provision of free WiFi services in public spaces. The deadline for registering interest in the award is 21 October.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Bristol and Weston Purchasing Consortium and other authorities
Title: Learning Management System (LMS)
Estimated publication date: TBC
Value: £N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: National Crime Agency
Title: Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) cloud native (Azure) application for UK law enforcement
The lowdown: The National Crime Agency has issued one of the largest tech procurement opportunities of the week: a £4m deal to develop a cloud-hosted application to monitor suspicious activity reports. The deadline for prospective suppliers is 6 October.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO
Title: Framework: Consultancy services in areas including operational and strategic IT
Deadline: 19 October 2020
Value: £200m

Buyer: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Title: Replace the signal detection and management information technology systems
Deadline: 29 January 2021
Value: £5.5m

Buyer: East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit (EMSCU)
Title: Provision of software and hardware managed services
Deadline: 26 October 2020
Value: £2m-6m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Supplier: Phoenix Software
Title: Microsoft licences
The lowdown: Microsoft has secured two huge awards this week. Defra has procured £46.5m of Microsoft licences via Phoenix Software and the Department for Education has procured Microsoft Azure services (alongside a management platform) worth £45.5m via Bytes Software.

The best of the rest

Buyer: Ministry of Justice
Supplier: Entserv
Title: End user computing and ancillary services to support the management of Her Majesty’s Prison service staff
Award date: 21 September 2020
Value: £48m

Buyer: Department for Education
Supplier: Bytes Software
Title: Microsoft Azure and a management platform for the software
Award date: 21 September 2020
Value: £45.5m

Buyer: Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
Supplier: Various
Title: Electronic communications, payments and kitchen management solutions
Award date: 21 September 2020
Value: £15m

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