In April the Tussell Index saw a decline in the volume of public tenders for the first time this year, although it was still up 6% on April 2017.
Tender Volume and Value
Based on tender volume, Construction dominated public procurement in April, accounting for a quarter of total volume.
Tender Volume By Sector
The Cabinet Office/Crown Commercial Service published two particularly high profile tenders in April. The largest was a £2.3B tender for "Management Consultancy", following from the non-award of Lot 1 of the CCS Management Consultancy Framework last year.
CCS also published a £600M tender for "G-Cloud 10", the latest version of their framework for cloud-based services across the wider public sector.
Top 5 Tenders
|Contracting Authority||Contract Title||Bid Deadline Date||Framework||Total Contract Value - High (GBP)|
|Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation||YPO - 000833 Apprenticeships and Associated Training||29/05/2018||
|Cabinet Office/CCS||Management Consultancy Framework 2 (MCF2)||18/05/2018||Y||
|Hampshire County Council||AS10870 Hampshire Accommodation Development and Support Options Model Open Framework (HADSOM)||02/04/2022||Y||£1.1B|
|Cabinet Office/CCS||Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff in Educational Establishments||30/05/2018||Y||£1.0B|
|Kent County Council||Flexible Procurement and Supply of Half Hourly (HH), Non-Half Hourly (NHH), Metered and Unmetered Electricity with Meter Operations and Additional Services - Y18003||08/06/2018||Y||£0.9B|
At least £1.3B of awards are due to expire in the next 5 months, allowing suppliers to pre-engage with buyers ahead of future tender opportunities. To see a breakdown by sector and buyer, download the report below.