This is the latest instalment in an exclusive series 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

It’s a huge week for govtech tenders, with the top two alone amounting to £750m. The first, valued at £500m, is a framework for procuring the technology required for hospitals to access patient records through the Health and Social Care Network. The second is a £250m framework for a single supplier to provide IT services across two NHS trusts in Cambridgeshire. Suppliers have until 25 October to apply.

Authority Contract Title Date Published Bid Deadline Framework Tender Value (High)
Crown Commercial Service Health and Social Care (HSCN) Access Services Contract Notice 26/09/18 22/05/20 Y £500,000,000
East Of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub The Provision of ICT Services for Cambridgeshire NHS trusts 24/09/18 25/10/18 Y £250,000,000
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited NRT Frameworks; Telecoms Design and Network Integration Support Services 26/09/18 31/10/18 Y £40,000,000
Belfast City Council Belfast Local Full Fibre Network Programme — Anchor Tenancy 28/09/18 31/10/18 N £25,000,000
Ministry of Defence Codification Information Services 24/09/18 05/07/19 N £12,000,000

Top five awards

Organised Computer Systems has won the biggest award of the week: a contract to supply the Nursing and Midwifery Council with cloud-based data centre services. It was awarded in April, last nearly two years and is worth more than £20m.

 

Contracting Authority

Supplier Contract Title Data Awarded Framework Award / Framework Value
Nursing & Midwifery Council Organised Computer Systems Limited Outsourced Cloud Based Datacentre Services 14/04/18 N £20,040,000
Merseytravel Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Merseytravel Train Connectivity and Information System (TCIS) Project 19/09/18 N £20,030,000
NHS Business Services Authority Multiple suppliers Electronic Assistive Technology Products 08/07/18 Y £20,000,000
Home Office Worldreach Software Competition EU Settlement CC Service Operations and Support 11/09/18 N £18,000,000
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Accenture (UK) Limited Implementation partner for Atlas Programme 20/09/18 N £15,270,588