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)
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.
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.
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|