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The biggest govtech deals of the week (9/7/19)

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

Prior information notices

Tees Valley Combined Council has issued the biggest PIN of the week – a £2.4m contract for delivery partners to support the local authority in rolling out full fibre and superfast broadband across the Tees Valley. The deadline for the bid is 6 August.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Tees Valley Combined Authority The Appointment of Delivery Partners for the Roll Out of Full Fibre/Superfast Broadband Across the Tees Valley 4/7/19 6/8/19 N £2.4m
Cornwall Council Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service – Firefighter Management System Request for Information 1/7/19 1/10/19 N £100k
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust The Provision of Services of Surgical Database 3/7/19 5/7/19 N £5k
North Lincolnshire Council Preliminary Market Consultation for a Fleet Management and Workshop Management Software 5/7/19 N
Scottish Government Digital Evidence Sharing Capability 2/7/19 N


The biggest tender of the week comes from Yorkshire & Humber Police Procurement, which is launching a £40m for framework for forces in Yorkshire and the Humber region to procure IT hardware. Prospective suppliers are advised to apply by 1 August.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Yorkshire & Humber Police Procurement IT Hardware Framework for the Yorkshire and the Humber Region 4/7/19 1/8/19 Y £40m
Scotland Excel The Supply of Social Care Case Management Solutions Software (including Installation and Maintenance) 5/7/19 6/8/19 Y £28m
Wolverhampton City Council Dark Fibre 5/7/19 8/8/19 N £25m
Police Service of Northern Ireland DoJ NIPS — Prisoner Portal 4/7/19 2/8/19 N £10m
Fife Council Supply of Asset, Job and Costing System 1/7/19 15/7/19 N £5.45m


The Department for Education has signed a £25.7m deal with CDW Limited for cloud computing services. The deal incorporates the department’s provision of virtual machines from Microsoft’s cloud computing division Azure. The contract began at the beginning of July and will run for three years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
The Police ICT Company Multiple Suppliers Project IRIS 23/1/19 Y £49.9m
Department for Education CDW Limited Cloud Compute Services. Azure Windows Virtual Machines / VMs 29/6/19 N £25.7m
Southern Water Services Ltd MTI Technology Limited Colocation — Infrastructure and Associated Services 25/6/19 N £14.6m
University of Edinburgh European Electronique Limited Network Refresh 21/6/19 N £9.4m
Student Loans Company Ltd Exception Limited Managed Cloud Services 9/4/19 N £7.4m