Tussell Round-up: Northern Powerhouse, Capita and Cyber security

Key market stats:


Last week's £7.5bn of awards was a 50% increase on the previous week. This was driven by a single £3.8bn "Estates Contractor Framework" awarded by DWP to 17 different suppliers.


'Northern Powerhouse' leads the way

Unusually, buyers in the North of England accounted for the largest proportion of tender value last week. Sign up to see the opportunities in your region.

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In Focus: Cyber Security

As the UK's top cyber defence centre reports that it is currently defeating around 10 attacks per week, we've been crunching the numbers on public sector cyber security contracts. In a rapidly growing market, Fujitsu are by far the largest supplier with £139m in contracts since 2015. 

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Last week's top opportunities:

Contracting Authority Contract Title Bid Deadline Tender Value
Fusion 21 Limited

Major Works and Improvements Framework

PIN £800M
Crown Commercial Service

Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets



Transport Scotland

Scottish Trunk Road Network Management (South East)

16/11/2018 £720M

Transport Scotland

Scottish Trunk Road Network Management (South West)

16/11/2018 £690M
Northern Housing Consortium

Commercial Insurance DPS

08/04/2023 £450M


Special Report: Capita

On average, Capita have won a public sector contract every two days since 2015. This is one of several key findings from a special report we published yesterday on the outsourcing giant. Another: their average contract value has doubled in the last four years. Read the blog to learn more.

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