IBM the top government IT & Telecoms supplier in Q1 2018

IBM and Fujitsu top IT & Telecoms ranking

As the wider public sector invests in tech infrastructure and digital transformation, our new analysis reveals the top IT & Telecoms suppliers in Q1 2018.

IBM topped the ranking with £94M worth of awards. This was largely driven by winning a £80M contract from the Ministry of Defence to provide a new ‘Air Command and Control’ computer system.

Other leading suppliers included Fujitsu in second place, Syntel third, Mercator IT fourth and Softcat fifth.

Top 10 IT & Telecoms suppliers by award value (Q1 2018)

Top 10 IT & Telecoms suppliers by award value (Q1 2018)

Softcat wins most contracts of any IT supplier

Softcat won 35 contracts – by far the largest volume of IT & Telecoms contracts of any supplier. The UK-based IT infrastructure firm picks up a large number of relatively low value contracts for software licenses and technology hardware.

£1B of IT & Telecoms awards expiring soon

More than £1.1B of IT & Telecoms awards are due to expire in the next 12 months – presenting significant opportunities for suppliers if these are replaced with new contracts.

IT & Telecoms contracts expiring in the next 12 months

A further 76 frameworks (essentially preferred suppliers lists) worth up to £4.4B are due to expire. Securing a place on future frameworks is crucial for firms looking to win work through ‘call-off’ awards.

IT & Telecoms contracts expiring in the next 12 months Volume

Top 5 expiring IT & Telecoms frameworks (next 12 months)

Contracting Authority Title End Date Value
Cabinet Office/CCS Technology Products 28/10/2018 £4.0B
Cabinet Office/CCS Managed Print and Digital Solutions 29/12/2018 £300M
Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation Vehicle Telematics and Associated Products & Service 16/05/2019 £40M
Transport for London ICT Installation Services Framework 28/02/2019 £25M


Audio Visual Supply and System Design, Integration and Maintenance 21/03/2019 £25M

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