Tussell Index of public tenders falls for first time in 2018

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
Tender Volume and Value April 2018

Based on tender volume, Construction dominated public procurement in April, accounting for a quarter of total volume.

Tender Volume By Sector
Tender Volume By Sector - April 2018

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.

Expiring Awards - May to September 2018

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