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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (12/2/19)

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

Top five tenders

The Post Office is searching for a series of suppliers to support the delivery of a £357m automation programme. “This procurement is for the provision of transaction processing, managed services and hardware for the automation of a proportion of 11,500 Post Office branches,” the notice states. “Solutions will depend upon the demands of each branch and a number of demographics such as geographic location and cash in/outflow.”

The contract has been divided into five lots, including ATM switching, fraud and security solutions, cash management, self-service hardware and teller cash automation supply. Vendors have until 11 March to submit their bids.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Post Office Limited Post Office Banking Automation 2/7/19 3/11/19 N £357m
Bank of England RTGS Renewal 2/8/19 3/15/19 N £1.5m
Hertfordshire County Council The Provision of Superfast Broadband in Hertfordshire 2/7/19 3/6/19 Y £11m
NHS 24 Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Ccbt) Software 2/7/19 3/8/19 N £2m
Coventry City Council COV – Enterprise Resource Planning and Management Execution System for UKBIC 2/7/19 3/11/19 N £1m

Prior Information Notices

This week’s biggest PIN comes from HS2, which is considering procuring an engineering management system to help staff remotely monitor railway infrastructure. The contract itself could be worth as much as £50m, but before HS2 issues a formal notice, it is calling on prospective suppliers to answer a pre-market engagement questionnaire.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Framework Value
High Speed TWO (HS2) Limited HS2 Ltd Engineering Management System (EMS) Pre-Procurement Market Engagement 2/6/19 N £50m
Wrexham County Borough Council WCBC Housing Management Solution 2/5/19 N £750,000

Top five awards

IBM has landed one of the single biggest deals of the week: a £16m contract to supply the Land Registry with operating software for its mainframe estate, in addition to support for a range of existing software products. The deal was inked at the start of the month and will remain in place for just over four years.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
NHS National Services Scotland Multiple Suppliers GP IT Managed Services 2/1/19 Y £65m
Department for Work & Pensions Tata Consultancy Services Limited Development and Live Support of the DWP Digital Children’s Platform 10/1/18 N £36m
Her Majesty’s Land Registry IBM United Kingdom Limited IBM ESSO Agreement 12/24/18 N £16m
Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP) Insight Direct (UK) Ltd COTS 2 Hardware and Software 1/18/19 Y £5m
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Softcat PLC Healthroster Optima, HealthMedics Optima, eRota Software as a Service 1/30/19 Y £1.5m