The week in public sector tech: the biggest tenders and awards (24/07)

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 biggest tender of the week is a £1.2bn Crown Commercial Service framework. It allows public sector organisations across the country, including central government departments, local authorities and government agencies, to tender for software development and other digital projects. The second edition of the framework was due to expire in January, but was one of a number of contracts that was granted a 12 month extension at the end of last year. Applicants have until 22 August to apply to be a member of the framework, which opens in October."[...]

"Another of Defra’s UnITy deals tops the list of contract awards this week. The department has awarded CSC Computer Sciences Limited, a division of DXC Technology, an £81m contract to implement and operate “a range of end user devices, foundation services, assistive technology, security, office productivity and communication services"

Read the full article on the New Statesman Tech website.

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