The week in public sector IT: the biggest tenders and awards (23/04)

Extracts from an article by Oscar Williams, news editor for New Statesman Tech.

“This is the latest instalment of a weekly feature analysing the UK’s biggest public sector IT deals. In partnership with data analysis firm Tussell, we drill down into the top ten 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." [...]

"The biggest tender of the week is the Cabinet Office’s G-Cloud 10 framework. The framework will allow public sector organisations to procure cloud computing and cyber security services from a list of pre-approved companies. Applications for listing on the framework opened on 18 April and are due to close at 5pm on Wednesday 23 May. Businesses have until 9 May to submit clarification questions, answers to which will be posted on the government’s Digital Marketplace on 16 May. The framework is worth up to £600m."[...]

"Plexal, an innovation hub in the Olympic Park, won the biggest award announced last week. As NS Tech reported, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is now handing the innovation hub a total of £13.5m to deliver a cyber innovation centre tasked with accelerating the rollout of new security tech."

Read the full article on the New Statesman Tech website.

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