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 But NHS Digital’s executives are determined to rid hospitals of their dependence on outdated tech, promising that better use of data will grant patients more control over their health, empower their carers, reduce the burden on medics and give rise to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|