The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (04/07)

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 Crown Commercial Service has issued the biggest tender of the week – a £130m contract to replace the Coastguard’s radio infrastructure. One of the key components of the network, which enables emergency assistance to vessels within British seawater, is about to be withdrawn from the market. Bidders have until 27 July to apply."[...]

"The biggest single award of the week goes to Syntel Europe, which has won a £37m contract to supply Student Loans Company with development and ongoing support services. SLC is by far the biggest buyer of the week, handing an additional £17m to Edge Testing Solutions for testing services."

Read the full article on the New Statesman Tech website.

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