Last week, Tussell’s database of government contracts surfaced £4B of new opportunities across the wider public sector. 593 tenders were published - 40% of which came from Local Government buyers and just 15% from Central Government.
£1.4B of opportunities in the Healthcare sector
Healthcare was this week’s biggest sector with £1.4B of opportunities published. See our recent league table of Healthcare suppliers in Q1 2018 to discover the biggest players in the sector.
£372M of expiring contracts in the Business & Financial Services sector
Overall, at least £1.9B of awards are due to expire in the next six months - allowing you to proactively engage with buyers ahead of future tender opportunities. The Business & Financial Services sector has £372M of awards due to expire in the next 6 months, almost half of which is expected to run off in August 2018.
Last week's top opportunities:
|Contracting Authority||Contract Title||Bid Deadline||Tender Value|
|Cabinet Office/CCS||Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3||22/08/2018||£1.2B|
|London Borough of Hounslow||Social Inclusion Supported Accommodation||23/08/2018||
|Liverpool City Council||Residential & Nursing Services||05/09/2018||£220M|
|Peterborough City Council||Adult Residential, Nursing and Dementia Care Placement Services||26/08/2018||£210M|
|Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation||Catering Services||28/08/2018||£200M|
DXC Technology wins £81M Defra contract
Did you know that you can look up specific competitors in our database? Here's what 5 of the top suppliers to government have been up to this week. DXC Technology picked up a significant £81M award to help implement the Defra UnITy technology project.
51% of government contracts won by SMEs
There is significant potential for SMEs to benefit from public procurement. Last week, 51% of the 2,100 contracts published were won by SMEs. However, government does less well on awarding contracts to Community Interest Companies (CICs) - see our latest research with SEUK on the slow growth in CIC contracts.