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The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (27/06)

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 Airport is embarking on a £1bn transformation programme to add capacity for an extra 20 million passengers a year. Executives have now also committed to overhauling the airport’s IT. A tender published last week reveals the airport, the biggest outside of London, has created a £19m framework for the provision of its IT services. Firms have until 27 July to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Thames Water Utilities SAP Software Support and Maintenance 19/06/18 02/07/18 Y £24,000,000
Manchester Airport IT Infrastructure Transformation Programme 20/06/18 27/07/18 Y £19,000,000
Visit Scotland Provision of a Destination Management System (DMS) 20/06/18 24/07/18 N £1,360,000
Trinity House Services associated with the provision of a new finance system 20/06/18 31/07/18 N £1,200,000
Oasis Academy South Bank Provision and Support of a Management Information System 22/06/18 08/08/18 N £800,000

Top 10 suppliers

Top five awards

In December, Capita IT Services won a £30m contract to manage the provision of new IT to more than 30 schools in the Ormiston Academies Trust. The deal was struck shortly before its parent company, Capita, issued a profit warning in January. Oliver Dowden, Cabinet Office minister, told the House of Commons in April that Capita had not won a single central government contract since the warning was issued.

Contracting Authority Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
NHS National Services Scotland Softcat Software Value Added Re-seller 21/06/18 Y £160,000,000
Ormiston Academies Trust Capita IT Services ICT Services Provision Framework 11/12/17 Y £30,000,000
Leeds City Council CDW Leeds City ICT Goods Supply, Maintenance, Disposal and Services Framework 18/06/18 Y £30,000,000
Ministry of Justice IBM IBM enterprise licence agreement 31/10/18 N £13,225,000
Ministry of Defence Prolinx MoD Connected PaaS (MCP) 01/06/18 N £9,700,000