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Oscar Williams

News editor

The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (14/08)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive feature analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with data analysis firm Tussell, we drill down into the top five most valuable tenders and awards from the previous week, and take stock of which tech firms have won the biggest share of the public sector pie.

Top five tenders

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has issued a £400m tender for an electronic patient record system. The tender forms part of a nationwide drive by NHS Digital to make the health service paperless by 2020. It’s an ambitious target. Last year, the NHS bought more fax machines than any other organisation in the world. But NHS Digital’s executives are determined to rid hospitals of their dependence on outdated tech, promising that better use of data will grant patients more control over their health, empower their carers, reduce the burden on medics and give rise to new treatments.

The contract lasts a decade, but the tender notice specifies that the trust is looking for the partnership to last for “the next 15 years or more”. Businesses have until 6 September to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Provision of an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) Solution 06/08/18 06/09/18 N £400,000,000
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation The Supply of Interactive Technology 10/08/18 13/09/18 N £10,000,000
Ministry of Defence Defence Targeting Toolset (DTT) Upkeep, Support and Release 08/08/18 17/08/18 N £4,160,000
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Technology Operations Support and Services 07/08/18 03/09/18 N £3,999,999
British Broadcasting Corporation Network, Hardware and Vendor Support Services 10/08/18 07/09/18 N £2,400,000

Top five awards

The North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative has established a new £10m framework for purchasing “patient level information costing systems”. The framework will enable nearly one hundred hospitals across the Midlands and North of England to procure services from an approved list of six suppliers, including Caci, Public Consulting Group, FTI Consulting, FCG Prodacap, Iqvia Solutions and Jeton Systems.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative Multiple Suppliers Patient Level Information Costing System Framework 16/07/18 Y £10,000,000
Cabinet Office Veropath Technology Expense Management Service (TEM) 11/07/18 Y £8,000,000
Wiltshire Council Microsoft Cloud Navigator 28/06/18 N £5,625,000
Cheshire East Council Insight Direct Contract for the renewal of a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for Desktop Licences for CEC and CWAC 12/04/18 N £2,907,026
University of York Dell Advanced Research Computing/High Performance Computing Infrastructure 28/06/18 N £1,800,000