Last week, Tussell’s database of government contracts surfaced new tender opportunities worth £8.7B published by almost 400 public sector buyers. 85% of these opportunities were marked as being suitable for bids from SMEs.
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has just published the G-Cloud 10 framework agreement, covering cloud-based services across the wider public sector. 3,504 suppliers are listed on the agreement, including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. According to CCS, 90% of the suppliers listed are SMEs.
£60B of Business & Financial Services opportunities in 2018 so far
702 new opportunities to win government contracts worth £8.7B were published last week. £2.2B of opportunities were published in the Business & Financial Services sector - bringing the total value of opportunities in the sector to £60B so far this year.
£3.8B of Construction frameworks due to expire
There are 333 frameworks in the Construction sector worth £3.8B due to expire by August 2019. The largest of these is a £320M framework issued by Sovereign Housing Group, which is due to expire in April 2019.
Securing a place on future frameworks is crucial for suppliers seeking to win work through 'call-off' awards. Browse all £20B worth of frameworks that are due to expire in the next 12 months.
Last week's top opportunities:
|Contracting Authority||Contract Title||Bid Deadline||Tender Value|
|Network Rail||East Coast Main Line (EMCL) Digital Train Control Partner||18/09/2018||£1.8B|
|Procurement for Housing||Capital Works and Associated Services||05/08/2023||
|Yorkshire Water Services||Complex Civils Framework||10/09/2018||£750M|
|Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation||Fixed Price Energy||PIN||£500M|
|NHS Digital||GP IT Futures||PIN||£450M|
85% of new opportunities suitable for SMEs
Based on available data, 85% of tenders last week were marked as suitable for bids from SMEs. These had a total value of £2.5B, underlining the significant opportunities available to SMEs across the wider public sector.
Interserve wins £67M facilities management contract
Did you know that you can use Tussell to monitor specific suppliers? For example, last week Interserve won a £67M award to provide facilities management for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, extending their current contract for a further five years.