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GovTech Update May 2020

Your monthly update on the govtech market. Powered by Tussell.

techUK is delighted to have teamed up with Tussell, a leading data provider on public sector contracts, to bring you monthly updates on contracts and opportunities in the govtech market. Every month we’ll be producing members-only insights on recently published opportunities, the largest tech contracts published over the previous month, and some large tech contracts that are due to expire this time next year, so people can plan accordingly!

Live opportunities in Public Sector IT

The Crown Commercial Service has published a Pre-information notice as they intend to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for use by NHS Digital and other public sector health and social care bodies for the provision of digital outcomes and supporting services. The contract will have a value of £800M.

Highways England has published a contract notice for the provision of a new National Traffic Information Service that includes the transition to and continued operation of the majority of the current National Traffic Information Service for a period of up to two years from Thursday 27 May 2021 while the selected service provider renews and transforms the underlying information technology (IT) system to provide a modern equivalent that is adaptable and scalable for Highways England's future traffic information needs. This contract is worth £62M.

Healthtrust Europe LLP is looking to establish a framework agreement worth £60M for the supply of digital hybrid mail and digital mail solutions.

NYnet and NYCC (together the "Authorities") have secured funding of £12.5m to roll out Phase 4 of theSuperfast North Yorkshire programme. Suppliers are invited to propose the most extensive coverage possible delivering30 Mbps and above using whatever range of NGA compliant technologies they consider most appropriate. This contract has a value of £12.5M.

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has published a £10m contract for the Digitisation of Sailing Directions. This will help them provide "improved publication information to the mariner and provide the opportunity to exploit the data" but potential suppliers will need to be quick as the bid deadline is 12 June.

Biggest contracts awarded

The largest contract awarded was from NHS London Procurement, who published a £3B framework in May with 64 suppliers on it for the provision of Information Management and Technology. NHS Shared Business Services published a framework for £250m for Cyber Security Services with 25 suppliers and this is set to run until February 2024. NHS Shared Business Services awarded another contract worth £40M to multiple suppliers for the provision of a framework agreement to support approved organisations with regard to their digital dictation, speech recognition and outsourced transcription requirements. Leeds City Council awarded CDW Limited a contract worth £20M for the procurement of various ICT hardware and peripherals. Finally, Student Loans Company Ltd awarded Exception Ltd a contract worth £13M for the provision of Information technology services, Infrastructure, Iteration Management, DevOps, Cloud and TG Project Services.


The expiration date of existing contracts gives some indication of which buyers might be in the market for IT services in the near future.

The following contracts are due to expire in May 2021:

The largest contract due to expire is with HM Revenue & Customs who have a contract worth £105M with SoftCat PLC, for the management of HMRC’s licence estate. The Department of Health has a £20M contract due to expire with SoftCat PLC for Public Cloud Cost Management. Techmodal Limited has a contract worth £6M with the Ministry of Defence for the provision of enduring IT Support for MoD’s joint Army Headquarters and Defence Equipment and support initiative. A £3M contract with the Department for Work & Pensions with None Provided is due to expire, for the procurement of a service to deliver significant cultural and behavioural change around data use for insight/analysis, BI and MI. The smallest contract due to expire is a £1.38M contract from the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames with Northgate PLC, for the provision of a hosted software system for housing.

Tussell is a data provider on UK public sector contracts, providing data and insight into UK public procurement. Each month they will bring us an update on the most lucrative opportunities in the public sector tech market, some of the biggest and most interesting contracts published and provide a look ahead to contracts expiring in 12 months time.

For more information on how Tussell can help you better understand the public sector tech market visit the website or contact Miranda Evans, Head of Insight.


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