Last week saw the publication of the third biggest tender so far this year: an £11.4Bn Facilities Management framework from the CCS.

Key market stats:

 

Top buyers by tender value

 

Excluding frameworks, Hampshire County Council was the biggest contracting authority by value with a £325M tender for Private Debt Fund Investment Management. NHS organisations made up 3 out of 5 of the top spots.

 

In Focus: Distribution of tenders by value

 

Last week, smaller opportunities of £1M or less accounted for 65% of all tenders published by volume - showing there is plenty of scope for SMEs to engage with public procurement.

187 tenders (nearly a third of the total) were published without a value - underlining that there is still much to be done by the public sector to improve transparency!

Last week's top opportunities:

Contracting Authority Contract Title Bid Deadline Tender Value
Crown Commercial Service

Workplace Services (FM Marketplace Phase 2)

19/10/2018 £11.4B
Kent County Council Care and Support in the Home Services 18/10/2018 

£1.2B

Efficiency East Midlands

Facilities Management

07/11/2018 £600M

NHS England

NHS Framework for Supply of Adalimumab 22/10/2018 £560M
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Framework for Infusion Pumps and Giving Sets

16/10/2018 £400M