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’ve drilled down into the top ten most valuable tenders and awards from the previous fortnight, and taken stock of which tech firms have won the biggest share of the public sector pie.
The top 10 tenders
One of the biggest tenders of the last fortnight is Kent County Council’s £50m framework for managed ICT services. The framework will be launched in September, last nearly four years and cover the council’s IT support and maintenance, onsite support, training, ICT strategy, cloud solutions, security and data storage, among other services. Companies have until 6 July to apply.
|Authority||Contract Title||Date Published||Bid Deadline||Framework||Tender Value (High)|
|APUC||The Supply, Design and Installation of Energy Efficient Audio-Visual Equipment||01/06/18||10/07/18||Y||£60,000,000|
|Kent County Council||Managed ICT Services||22/05/18||06/07/18||Y||£50,000,000|
|London Borough of Harrow||Revenues and Benefits Resillience Support||29/05/18||26/06/18||N||£4,900,000|
|Scottish Police Authority (SPA)||Provision of a National Integrated Communication Control System (ICCS) for Police Scotland||02/06/18||13/07/18||N||£4,600,000|
|Victoria & Albert Museum||Contract for the Provision of an E-commerce System to the Victoria and Albert Museum||25/05/18||22/06/18||N||£3,000,000|
|Wakefield Metropolitan District Council||HR & Payroll System||24/05/18||28/06/18||N||£3,000,000|
|North Ayrshire Council||Provision of Platform Technology (REISSUE)||26/05/18||29/06/18||N||£2,200,000|
|NHS National Services Scotland||NHS NSS Warehouse Management System||31/05/18||04/07/18||N||£1,300,000|
|Highways England||Intelligent Asset Management Lockers / Cabinets||29/05/18||29/06/18||N||£950,000|
|University of the West of England, Bristol||019/2018E Network Core Replacement and Ongoing Equipment Supply, Support and Services||24/05/18||22/06/18||N||£900,000|
The top 10 suppliers
The top 10 awards
Accenture is the winner of the single biggest award of the week – a £20m contract to supply the Student Loans Company with app development and maintenance services. The contract started in April and runs till October 2020.
Another eye-catching item is Morpho’s £7m deal with the Home Office. The firm has been selected to supply the department with the Matcher Engine Software behind its new Biometric Matcher Platform. The tool has been designed to enable immigration and law enforcement agencies to check biometric information such as fingerprints against a database. The Home Office awarded the first lot of the contract to Fujitsu earlier this year.
|Contracting Authority||Supplier||Contract Title||Data Awarded||Framework||Award / Framework Value|
|NHS Digital||Redcentric Solutions||Telecommunications Network Services (HCON01295 — YHPSN)||09/0/18||Y||£120,000,000|
|Student Loans Company||Accenture||QA & Core Systems ADM Partner||03/04/18||N||£20,000,000|
|East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit||Computacenter||Delivery Partner for the VMWare 3 Year Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) for UK Police, Fire and Rescue Services Contract||07/05/18||N||£15,853,819|
|Dounreay Site Restoration Limited||ROC Technologies||ICT Service and Maintenance||31/05/18||N||£13,000,000|
|Scottish Public Pensions Agency||Aquila Heywood||Public Pensions Administration Software||23/05/18||N||£10,000,000|
|Home Office||Morpho UK||Home Office Biometric Matcher Platform and associated Services – Lot 2||16/05/18||N||£7,040,000|
|West Coast Trains Limited||Mclaren Applied Technologies||VT/KW/Train On-board Infrastructure||27/04/18||N||£5,162,200|
|Crown Prosecution Service||Wipro||Provision of End User Computing Services||12/04/18||N||£4,650,000|
|Durham County Council||Softcat||Microsoft Enterprise Service Agreement||31/05/18||N||£3,768,994|
|Department for Work & Pensions||Vodafone||Mobile Connectivity||28/03/18||N||£2,841,516|