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Govtech Update December 2019

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

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) intends to establish a framework for the provision of Public Services Network (PSN) core services which allows the government to send information electronically and securely. The framework will replace two core services currently provided by the Government GSI Convergence Framework (GCF), made available under 2 Lots: PSN Domain Name System (DNS) services and PSN email relay (including mail hygiene) services. 

NHS Shared Business Services are looking to renew an existing framework which expands upon the current offering. Due to the consistent and growing market for one-stop solutions, the new framework will focus on allowing contracting authorities to purchase full IT solutions. Suppliers have until 22 January 2020 to bid and the contract will last four years. 

The National Procurement Service for Wales (NPS), which is hosted by the Welsh Government is conducting a procurement exercise. NPS acts on behalf of the Welsh public sector to deliver value for money from the procurement of common and repetitive goods and services. The Supplier will be required to provide a range of products and/or services under several lots. The value of this contract is £300M and suppliers have until 17 January 2020 to bid. 

The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) is looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT. CPC may look to engage with suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop their requirements and an understanding of this sector. 

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) is looking for a sole Provider to be appointed onto a Framework Agreement for the provision of an ICT Managed Service for Education and the Wider Public Sector. The Framework is designed to meet the needs of all public sector organisations which includes YPO's internal requirements. Suppliers have until the 14 January 2020 to bid, with a contract start date of 1 March. 

Biggest contracts awarded

The largest contract, worth £5B, was awarded to multiple suppliers for the provision of telecommunications and network services and can be used by the whole of the UK Public Sector and their associated bodies & agencies. Each supplier was awarded £385M. The contract will end on 16 August 2022. Cityfibre Limited is to receive an award to the value of £902M from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Local full Fibre Network Programme. MLL Telecoms were awarded £250M by Nottinghamshire County Council for the provision of Wide Area Networks enabling site-to-site and site-to-internet/cloud connectivity. XMA Limited has received an award of £80M for their appointment on a single supplier framework that is to be used for a national collaborative arrangement for web based and proprietary devices. Lastly, multiple suppliers have been awarded a contract of the value of £20M for Library RFID equipment, self-service technology (including installation, support and maintenance and associated services) and Library management systems and associated support services.

Planning for 2020

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

NHS Shared Business Services have a £500M contract that is due to expire this year with multiple suppliers for the Provision of IT Hardware and Services. Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation will also have a £20M contract expiring with multiple suppliers for the provision of eProcurement Solutions. The Ministry of Defence has a £330M contract expiring in December 2020 with General Dynamics for the delivery of MORPHEUS defence sub-programme. The Department for Work and Pensions' will seek a new supplier after their contract with Entserv UK for the provision of Platform as a Service will expire in December 2020. Finally, a contract worth £5.62m between the Ministry of Justice and Comparex UK Limited for the HMCTS Microsoft Enterprise License will expire at the end of December. 

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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