The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (07/08)

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 Scottish Government’s new framework for IT contractors. Worth up to £102m, the framework enables contractors to supply the government with temporary staff on an interim basis. “Interim workers should be suitably trained and experienced to perform the duties required of them and must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom,” the notice states. Contractors are expected to be able to provide staff with a wide range of skills. They have until 6 September to apply."[...]

"The biggest award of the week also relates to a framework: the Crown Commercial Service’s £600m G-Cloud 10 contract. The framework enables public sector agencies across the UK, from central government departments to local authorities and NHS trusts, the ability to procure cloud computing services from a list of more than 3,500 suppliers.

Another eye-catching contract relates to the Home Office’s procurement of “digital solutions for border force officers”. The notice offers very few details beyond the value (£4.5m) and revealing that it will “replace a suite of legacy tooling.”

Read the full article on the New Statesman Tech website.

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