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The week in govtech: the biggest tenders and awards (15/4/19)

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…


The biggest tender of the week comes from the East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit, which has unveiled plans for a framework for IT training services. The deadline for applications is 12 May and the framework is worth £50m.

Contracting Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit IT Training Programme Framework 10/4/19 12/5/19 Y £50m
Greater Manchester Combined Authority Greater Manchester Local Full Fibre Network Programme 12/4/19 12/5/19 Y £33m
Ministry of Defence P3M Release 4 Delivery Partner 8/4/19 6/5/19 N £20m
De Montfort University Research Administration, Process and Systems (RAPS) Solution 11/4/19 8/5/19 N £15m
Severn Trent PLC Provision of Cloud Services 10/4/19 5/6/19 Y £13.5m

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The National Procurement Service has launched a scoping exercise for the second generation of the Welsh IT products and services framework. The agreement will enable Wales organisations to buy a range of tech from a list of approved vendors.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
National Procurement Service – Wales All-Wales IT Products and Services Agreement 11/4/19 Y £200m
NHS North of England CSU Child Health Information Services 8/4/19 5/5/19 N
NHS National Services Scotland Forensic Medical Services PIN 9/4/19 N
Financial Conduct Authority Provision of an Intelligence Management Solution 10/4/19 N
Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (NI) NICS Cloud Computing The Way Forward Market Engagement Exercise 2019 10/4/19 N


British software firm Timnexus has won one of the largest contracts of the week: a £7.8m deal to provide the Ministry of Defence with a solution to manage issues which could affect the “airworthiness” of aircraft. The work began at the start of April and will run through to the end of March 2021.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Date Awarded Framework Value
British Broadcasting Corporation Multiple Suppliers Systems Integrator 25/2/19 Y £60m
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Multiple Suppliers National Framework Agreement for GDPR compliant IT disposal and secure data destruction 28/2/19 Y £50m
Ministry of Defence Timnexus DES Airworthiness Issues Management System (AIMS) 14/2/19 N £7.8m
Welsh Government Wales Co-operative Centre Provision of Digital Inclusion and Health Programme 19/3/19 N £5m
Sutton and East Surrey Water PLC Echo Managed Services Billing and CRM Solution 29/3/19 N £4.8m