Tussell Round-up: Shipbuilding, Telecoms and SMEs

Tussell Round-up: Shipbuilding, Telecoms and SMEs

Posted by Admin on 24 October 2018

Key market stats:


Healthcare and Construction together accounted for 70% of all tender value posted last week. £2.2bn in opportunities were posted in the Construction sector, and £1.9bn in Healthcare. 

Positive signs for UK dockyards as last week the MoD named two British suppliers on an £858m shipping repair and maintenance framework, by far the largest contract published. Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders, and A&P GH 2006 will be responsible for supporting 13 vessels from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and one Ocean Survey Vessel for the next ten years.

More than 2,000 IT & Telecoms awards expiring

More than 2,000 contracts worth £2.2bn are expiring in the IT & Telecoms sector in next 12 months. Did you miss out on being one of the 3,500 suppliers listed on G-Cloud 10? It expires in 2019, so get planning now!

The ability to search for expiring contracts in Tussell's database means you can get a head start on your competition by proactively engaging with buyers who will be in the market for your services in the coming year.

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In Focus: SMEs


Here at Tussell we are always interested in promoting SMEs in the government supply chain. So far in 2018, 233 SMEs have won awards from the Department of Education, making it the top buyer from SMEs. 

Our forthcoming report in partnership with the Social Value Portal explores how the government can award more contracts to SMEs - keep your eyes peeled!

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Last week's top opportunities:

Contracting Authority Contract Title Bid Deadline Tender Value
NHS Commissioning Board

NHS England (Midlands & East) Branded Medicines B

14/11/2018 £796M
Suffolk County Council

Construction Framework



Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

Design Services Framework

PIN £640M

LGM Management Services

Provision of Insurance

PIN £500M
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Framework for Main Contractors

12/11/2018 £350M