Welcome to our weekly update on opportunities in public procurement.
This week we published an analysis of fire safety contracts in the year following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 221 fire safety tenders have been published since the fire – a 56% increase on the previous 12 months.
Key Market Stats
Top 5 Opportunities
|Contracting Authority||Contract Title||Type||Bid Deadline||FW||Tender Value|
|London Borough of Barking & Dagenham||Be First Development Framework Agreement||Tender||09/07/2018||Y||£1.0B|
|Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive||NEX17/14 MetroFutures Fleet Replacement Programme||Tender||09/07/2018||N||
|Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council||Property, Civil, and Structural Engineering Professional Services Framework Agreement||Tender||22/06/2018||Y||£500M|
|Glasgow City Council||2019 Social Work Framework for Selected Purchased Social Care Supports||Tender||13/07/2018||Y||£426M|
|Foreign & Commonwealth Office||One HMG Healthcare Contract||PIN||N||£350M|
*FW refers to Framework
381 different public sector buyers published opportunities last week. The Ministry of Defence was the most active buyer, publishing 16 contract opportunities.
volume of contract opportunities
Top 5 Publicly Traded Suppliers
Biffa was last week's largest publicly traded supplier, driven by a £30.1M award issued by Melton Borough Council for "Waste and Recyclables Collection and Street Cleaning".
contracts were won by SMEs last week
There is significant potential for SMEs to benefit from public procurement. Last week, they won 52% of the 1,624 awards and frameworks published. See all of the current open opportunities marked as suitable for SMEs.