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Public Sector Round-Up 18.12.20


Weekly UK tender publishing update

1,084

764

320

Total UK
Tenders
Low-Value
Tenders
OJEU
Tenders

170

63

362

Frameworks
or DPS
Prior Information
Notices
OJEU
Award Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 11.12.20 & 17.12.20

Tenders Direct provides full coverage of public sector tenders of any value across the UK and ROI. Our team of specialists source every notice and then reclassifies each one for accuracy. We rely on humans, not algorithms, to ensure you never miss a tender.
Request a free demo of our service to search through these notices, and discover what opportunities the public sector has to offer.


In the news this week

Largest council housing scheme for 50 years in Salford
Salford City has approved the creation of 417 new eco-friendly homes, to help tackle the housing crisis in the city. Of the homes, 188 will be available for social rent, 127 for affordable rent, 52 to the private rented sector and 50 will be sold. They will provide a quality and sustainable range of house types and size to meet local needs.

Ambitious plans for £100million investment in Council housing will transform Renfrewshire
Proposals for a major investment programme which will transform council housing in Renfrewshire over the next decade have been given the go-ahead. The Regeneration and Renewal Programme will invest at least £100million in council housing over the next 10 years, creating 300 newbuild homes, and improve existing housing in eight areas in Johnstone, Paisley and Renfrew in its first phase.

Construction, particularly for new homes, continues to receive heavy investment across the UK. Use our Construction Search Category to get an idea of the types of opportunities currently available.

Council committed to delivering delayed £130m Albion Square development
Hull City Council remains committed to delivering the stalled £130m Albion Square development. The council plans to re-develop the site with a mix of new retail, housing, offices and leisure – including a new ice rink to replace the facility at Hull Arena. Delays have been encountered due to issues with securing commercial partners, the Grade II listed Three Ships mural on the old Bhs building, and the impact of Covid-19.



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Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Livingston: Security software development services
Short description: To enhance the existing safety and security of Glow, Education Scotland has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the creation and ongoing support of a bespoke safeguarding product and services to function within Scotland’s national digital learning platform known as Glow.
Published By: Education Scotland
Date Published: 15 December 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £841,250.00
Number of tenders received: 2 (Of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: Seric Systems Ltd
View full notice on Tenders Direct

Title: United Kingdom-Manchester: Construction work for buildings relating to education and research
Short description: Construction of a new building and refurbishment works on the John Dalton site for the Faculty of Science and Engineering. 
Published by: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date Published: 16 December 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £82,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 3
Contractors: Bowmer + Kirkland Ltd
View full notice on Tenders Direct

Title: United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Short description: Contract for the provision of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) that could help develop and deliver ARDS.
Published By: Home Office
Date Published: 16 December 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £30,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 5
Contractors: Leidos Innovations UK Ltd
View full notice on Tenders Direct



Online training courses: January – February 2021

Our CPD accredited courses are delivered live and online over 2 days, offering you the same benefits of classroom training but with the added comfort and convenience of doing them from home.

Our upcoming courses are:

An Introduction to Public Procurement and Bid Writing
◆ 12 – 13 January, 13.00-16.30
◆ 9 – 10 February, 13.00-16.30

Writing Compelling Bids
◆ 19 – 20 January, 13.00-16.30
◆ 16 – 17 February, 13.00-16.30

Advanced Bid Writing Skills
◆ 26 – 27 January, 13.00-16.30
◆ 23 – 24 February, 13.00-16.30

Your tutor for these sessions will be Jamie Edwards, who is an expert bid writer with over 20 years’ experience. His sessions are interactive, meaning you will be able to ask questions throughout and benefit from tailored feedback and advice.

These courses are delivered over Microsoft teams and you can attend without any installation required to your computer – but it is highly recommended that you join using a desktop or laptop computer rather than a tablet or mobile phone. Ideally you will have both a webcam and microphone.

In-house Training
Having the right skills is critical. We can deliver bespoke in-house training to give your team the exact skills they need to find and win contracts in 2021 and beyond. Get in touch on 0800 222 9009 or email askus@tendersdirect.co.uk to discuss your needs, and find out what we can offer.


Tenders Direct is the UK’s most accurate tender alert service. We are the only service to guarantee that with us – you’ll never miss a tender.

For more information about we can help you find and win more work in the public sector, please visit www.tendersdirect.co.uk or call us on 0800 222 9009.

Public Sector Round-Up 20.11.20


UK tender publishing update

1144

800

344

Total UK
Tenders
Low-Value
Tenders
OJEU
Tenders

169

68

342

Frameworks
or DPS
Prior Information
Notices
OJEU
Award Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 13.11.20 & 19.11.20

If you are interested in finding out what the market looks like for your industry, get in touch and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free overview for your business. Alternatively, start looking for opportunities with our tender search tool on www.tendersdirect.co.uk


In the news this week

£175 million more for cycling and walking as research shows public support
Councils across England have been given access to a further £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking. This news comes as surveys show 8/10 people support measures to reduce traffic in their neighbourhoods.
This funding is part of the £2 billion announced in May to promote more active travel options.
This funding will be used to create numerous opportunities, of all values, across the country. Visit our dedicated Construction tender category on our site to view current opportunities.

£16 million to introduce digital prescribing in hospitals
16 hospitals across England will receive a share of £16 million to introduce electronic prescribing systems, replacing the need for paper prescriptions. These systems are being used to greatly improve efficiency, and since 2018, 216 NHS trusts have adopted these systems. The long term plan is to eliminate paper prescribing across the entire NHS by 2024 – meaning there will continue to be associated Tech opportunities until then.


Extraordinary notices

Title: United Kingdom-Chester: National Framework Agreement for Provision of Sterile Services and Endoscopy Decontamination Facility
Short description: The framework agreement will allow NHS organisations to procure a Supplier who can design, build and equip a SSD and subsequently maintain the facility and its equipment under a managed service contract. Suppliers may provide finance to the NHS organisation for the design, build and equip of the SSD, as well as ongoing provision of appropriate facilities management.
Published By: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Date Published: 18 November 2020
Deadline: 04 January 2021
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £375,000,000.00
View full notice on Tenders Direct


When Brexit concludes at the end of this year, the government’s new e-tender service ‘Find a Tender’ will replace the OJEU in the UK for above threshold tenders.
Find out what this means for finding and winning public contracts in 2021, in our new post Brexit and Public Procurement.


Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-London: Pharmaceutical products
Short description: Supply of a range of supportive medicines including end of life, intensive care unit and antibiotics.
Published By: Department of Health and Social Care
Date Published: 16 November 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £791,968.00
Number of tenders received: 1 (Of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: Fresenius Kabi Ltd
View full notice on Tenders Direct

Title: United Kingdom-Sale: Street-lighting maintenance services
Short description: Reactive maintenance.
Published By: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Date Published: 18 November 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £2,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 4
Contractors: Acorn Lighting Services Ltd, Jones Lighting Ltd, SSE Contracting Ltd
View full notice on Tenders Direct

Title: United Kingdom-Newport: Postal services
Short description: To print personalised letters containing name, address and a unique reference/serial number for each record/person invited to take apart in the Covid-19 Infection Survey (CIS).
Published By: Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’)
Date Published: 18 November 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £4,500,000.00
Number of tenders received: 1
Contractors: HH Associates Ltd
View full notice on Tenders Direct


Are you winning contracts in the private sector but unsure how to start in the public sector?
Join us for our upcoming free webinar where we will discuss the differences between the two sectors, and how you can start bidding for public contracts.

The topics we will cover are:
◆ How the public sector differs from the private sector
◆ The similarities between tendering in both
◆ How to find public sector opportunities
◆ How to undertake your first public sector tenders

Book your place: Wednesday 25 November 2020, 1.00 to 1.45PM


Tenders Direct is the UK’s most accurate tender alert service. We are the only service to guarantee that with us – you’ll never miss a tender.
Visit www.tendersdirect.co.uk to find out more.

Public Sector Round-Up 13.11.20


UK tender publishing update

1180

881

299

Total UK
Tenders
Low-Value
Tenders
OJEU
Tenders

105

71

333

Frameworks
or DPS
Prior Information
Notices
OJEU
Award Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 6.11.20 & 12.11.20

353 opportunities were published on Friday 6 November 2020 – the highest number of daily UK and ROI tenders seen in the last 6 months. As of 13 Nov 2020, there are over 4,200 live notices across the UK and ROI – which is a great sign as we approach the end of 2020, and look to secure work for 2021.

If you would like to view these notices, you can gain access with a free demo of Tenders Direct.


In the news this week

Government gives £60 million seal-of-approval for North Devon Link Road
The multi-million-pound upgrade to the A36, which links Devon to the rest of the UK, is set to get underway this month. While the project will cut journey times and boost connectivity within the region, it will also support the local economy by supporting plans for the creation of 6,700 new homes.
Use our tender search filters to see what opportunities are available in the region at www.tendersdirect.co.uk

Communities at risk of flooding urged to apply for a share of £200m resilience programme
Through the government’s new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme, 25 areas across England will be selected to pilot creative approaches to improve resilience to flooding. With examples of planting trees and restoring peatland included, it is worth following which areas receive a share of this funding – as it could create unexpected business opportunities.

Brent Council to spend £10 million on Northwick Park road
Brent Council intends to spend £10 million on an access road as part of a redevelopment scheme near Northwick Park Hospital. This project will contribute towards plans of providing more affordable homes, improved green spaces and employment opportunities within the area.


Are you winning contracts in the private sector but unsure how to start in the public sector?
Join us for our upcoming free webinar where we will discuss the differences between the two sectors, and how you can start bidding for public contracts.

The topics we will cover are:
◆ How the public sector differs from the private sector
◆ The similarities between tendering in both
◆ How to find public sector opportunities
◆ How to undertake your first public sector tenders

Book your place: Wednesday 25 November 2020, 1.00 to 1.45PM


Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Glasgow: Installation services of line telephony equipment
Short description: Provision of internet and telephony services.
Published By: University of Glasgow
Date Published: 09 November 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £1,149,384.00
Number of tenders received: 3 (Of which were SMEs: 3)
Contractors: PCCW Global Networks (UK) Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Stockton-on-Tees: System and support services
Short description: To provide a managed service for Oracle e-business suite and Capita Duty Management system. 
Published By: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland
Date Published: 09 November 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £16,975,000.00
Number of tenders received: 6
Contractors: Sopra Steria
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-St Austell: Drilling and exploration work
Short description: Drill and complete a single 4,500m geothermal well in Cornwall UK.
Published By: Eden Geothermal Ltd
Date Published: 11 November 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £7,306,401.00
Number of tenders received: 7 (Of which were SMEs: 4)
Contractors: British Drilling and Freezing Company Limited
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE



Tenders Direct is the UK’s most accurate tender alert service. We are the only service to guarantee that with us – you’ll never miss a tender.
Visit www.tendersdirect.co.uk to find out more.

Brexit and Public Procurement

The Brexit transition period concluded on 1 January 2021. This means the UK is no longer a member of the EU, and is now a member of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA).

Key public procurement developments to be aware of: 

  • For any procurement started, and not completed before 31 December 2020, procurement regulations that were in place under the EU will still apply until the contract has been awarded. 
  • From 1 January 2021, the new e-tender service ‘Find a Tender’ will replace the Official Journal of the European Union in the UK for above threshold tenders. 
  • The existing UK government portals – Contracts Finder, Public Contracts Scotland, Sell2Wales and eTendersNI – will remain in operation and will be unchanged.   
  • While there will be no immediate changes to procurement policies, from 1 January 2021 the government will have the power to introduce new or temporary legislation.

How does Brexit affect finding new tenders?

Tenders Direct customers are unaffected by the introduction of Find a Tender Service. Our team of Sourcing Specialists upload high value notices published through the Find a Tender service, directly to Tenders Direct. Low value tenders will also be available as normal.

If you do not currently use a tender alert service, the introduction of the Find a Tender Service means you have another portal to check for opportunities – taking you more time to find contracts that are suitable for you. 
 
Thanks to our unique Peer Review Process, our team are able to source, review and classify all notices from Find a Tender. This process allows us to categorise notices based on the keywords you search for, creating an easy to search database. With full coverage of all UK and ROI tenders, as well as applicable EU notices, Tenders Direct offers the UK’s most accurate tender alert service.  


Your Questions

  • Are thresholds going to change?
    The EU thresholds introduced on 1 January 2020 will remain in place until 1 January 2022. Future thresholds will be determined by the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) – which the UK has been a member of since 1 January 2021.
  • How will it be regulated to ensure all notices that are meant to be published on FTS are published on there?​ 
    No regulations have been introduced that we are currently aware of. This will work very much in the same way as Contracts Finder – notices ‘should’ be published to it. We will continue to use our Peer Review Process to ensure no tenders are missed, no matter where they are published.
  • Will the Find a Tender service display contracts published prior to 1 January 2021? 
    Find a Tender had a blank slate on the 1 January, meaning only notices published from that date forward will be visible. Tenders Direct will however still have details of all existing notices originally published on the OJEU.  
  • Will Tenders Direct still publish tenders from all sources?  
    Yes, Tenders Direct Will continue to provide full coverage. This means tenders from all official UK and ROI portals (this includes Contracts Finder and Find a Tender), all low-value notices from other sources, as well as high-value opportunities from the OJEU.
  • Will UK suppliers still be able to bid for OJEU tenders?​ 
    Yes, UK suppliers will be able to continue bidding for applicable OJEU contracts. 
  • Will we still be able to receive OJEU tenders notifications through Tenders Direct? 
    Yes, we will keep you informed of OJEU notices through both our alerts and tender search tool. 
  • Will there be an option to opt out of OJEU tenders?​ 
    Yes, you will be able to opt out by selecting ‘UK only’ in your profile. ​ 

Is there anything I should be aware of?

For the time being, procurement policies will remain closely aligned with the rules in place before Brexit. However, with no requirements to comply with EU directives for public procurement, the UK Government has scope to introduce changes.

Changes introduced post Brexit:


Further reading

The Policy Procurement Note: Introduction of Find a Tender explains the introduction of Find a Tender in greater detail. 

For details about other changes introduced as a result of Brexit, please view the UK Transition page on Gov.uk 

Public Sector Round-Up 06.11.20


UK tender publishing update

999

725

274

Total UK NoticesLow-Value NoticesOJEU Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 30.10.20 & 05.11.20

In October 5152 notices were published across the UK. 3529 of these were low-value notices – which is great news for smaller businesses or those with limited experience of working in the public sector. Lower value notices tend to have less competition and fewer restrictions, making your entry to the market much easier.

If you are interested in finding out what the market looks like for your industry, get in touch and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free overview for your business. Alternatively, start looking for opportunities with our tender search tool on www.tendersdirect.co.uk


In the news this week

New Epsom and St Helier hospital in Sutton given green light
A new state-of-the-art hospital has been announced as part of the government’s £3.7 billion commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030 – for which another eight new schemes have been invited to bid. To discover construction, healthcare and other public sector opportunities, use our tender category search.

£228m Mottram bypass goes out to consultation
The public is being given the chance to influence plans for a new £228 million bypass to between Manchester and Sheffield. There will be a 6 week public consultation for the new two-mile bypass, which will run from the roundabout at the end of the M67 (junction 4) to a new junction on the A57 in Woolley Bridge.
Over the next 5 years, Highways England will be delivering £14 billion of major road projects, increasing the quality, capacity and safety of England’s motorways and major A roads – we can alert you to any projects relevant to your business, find out more here.

£2bn Technology Services 3 framework
This framework agreement will provide a range of local, regional and national services, and is divided into 5 lots: Technology Strategy and Service Design (£320m), Transition and Transformation (£260), Operational Services (£940m), Major Services Transformation Programmes (£580m) & Service Integration and Management (£100m).
For full details, view the notice here.



Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Margate: Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
Short description: The supply and installation of a floating vessel in the form of a pontoon or barge at the Port of Ramsgate, to form a commercial aggregate berth which will be sited within the Port estate.
Published By: Thanet District Council
Date Published: 30 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £1,299,986.95
Number of tenders received: 2 (Of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: BAM Nuttall Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Leyland: Construction work
Short description: Development of 55 residential units at land off Westfield Road, Catterall, Preston, Lancashire. 
Published By: Progress Housing Association Ltd
Date Published: 30 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £8,413,000.00
Number of tenders received: 1 (Of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: Breck Developments Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Manchester: Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment
Short description: The supply and delivery of a variety of crime reduction products, to be used by police forces as a cost effective way of reducing the risk of vulnerable people becoming victims of crime.
Published By: Greater Manchester Combined Authority — Greater Manchester Police
Date Published: 03 November 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £1,700,000.00
Number of tenders received: (Of which were SMEs: 2)
Contractors: JNE Security Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE



Boost your skills with our CPD accredited online training courses. Whether you are an experienced bid writer or new to tendering, we have courses for you.
Our course dates for January and February 2021 have just been announced:

Advanced Bid Writing Skills
⬩ 26 – 27 January 2021, 13:00 – 16:30
⬩ 23 – 24 February 2021, 13:00 – 16:30

An introduction to Public Procurement and Bid Writing
⬩ 12 – 13 January 2021, 13:00 – 16:30
⬩ 09 – 10 February 2021, 13:00 – 16:30

Writing Compelling Bids
⬩ 19 – 20 January 2021, 13:00 – 16:30
⬩ 16 – 17 February 2021, 13:00 – 16:30


Tenders Direct is the UK’s most accurate tender alert service. We are the only service to guarantee that with us – you’ll never miss a tender.
Visit www.tendersdirect.co.uk to find out more.

Public Sector Round-Up 23.10.20

In the news this week: £42 million to tackle congestion on the A630, and a £320 million Commonwealth Games transport plan to be developed.
Our top OJEU notices feature two awards in Northern Ireland, both received only 1 tender each, and awarded the work to SMEs. The other award of the week is a contract in Newport for significant sprinkler system installations.
The number of notices published this week was in line with the weekly average seen in 2019, showing that the public sector continues to be a great source of new business opportunities.


UK tender publishing update

962

663

299

Total UK NoticesLow-Value NoticesOJEU Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 16.10.20 & 22.10.20

The weekly average number of notices published in 2019 was 966. When you look at this week’s numbers and consider the current environment, it’s clear the public sector continues to be a reliable source of new business opportunities.
As of 23.10.20, there are over 4199 live notices across all industries on Tender Direct.
If you would like more information about the types of opportunities available for your business, we would be happy to provide you with a free Market Overview.


In the news this week

2022 Commonwealth Games: Games Transport Plan
In preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth games, West Midlands Combined Authority are preparing a Transport Plan which will utilise over £320m of Transforming Cities Fund funding. The plan will address transportation of spectators, athletes and the Games Family, while at the same time ensuring any disruption to transport users is kept to a minimum.

£42 million to tackle congestion on the A630
Roads Minister Baroness Vere has given the go-ahead to a multi-million pound upgrade to the A630, which will cut congestion and boost capacity along the busy route into Sheffield. Work is scheduled to start in the coming weeks and expected to be finished by summer 2022.
To view all live construction opportunities in the UK, visit our tender categories page.



Our bid consultants can review your bids before submission, offer support when you are short of time, or even take a hands-on role and manage a bid from start to finish. For more information about our range consultancy of services, please visit our website.


Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Newtownabbey: Cremators
Short description: The design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, together with the associated response and preventive maintenance of the cremator, mercury abatement plant and ancillary items for a period of 10 years.
Published By: Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Date Published: 20 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £893,309.00
Number of tenders received: 1 (of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: Facultatieve Technologies Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Londonderry: Traffic monitoring services
Short description: Provision of traffic management services to the Western Health and Social Care Trust.
Published by: Western Health and Social Care Trust
Date Published: 19 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £305,412.90
Number of tenders received: 1 (of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: CAR Park Services Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login
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Title: United Kingdom-Newport: Sprinkler systems installation work
Short description: Design and installation of automated fire suppression systems, fire alarms and associated works to general needs housing schemes owned and maintained by Newport City Homes.
Published By: Newport City Homes
Date Published: 21 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £12,471,915.50
Number of tenders received: 3
Contractors: Harmony Fire | Sureserve Fire and Electrical Ltd (formerly Allied Protection) |
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE


Tenders Direct is the UK’s most accurate tender alert service. We are the only service to guarantee that with us – you’ll never miss a tender.
Visit www.tendersdirect.co.uk to find out more.

Public Sector Round-Up 16.10.20

In the news this week: Salford’s solar farm and hydroelectric schemes will power 638 homes, £103m fund to help heritage organisations and specialist contractors, and a £24m energy saving scheme announced in Leeds.
Our top OJEU notices are: A contract to maintain 30,000 trees in Welwyn Hatfield, over £2m to digitise medical records in Birmingham, and the design and manufacture of a new transport system for Southend on Sea Pier.
This week we also saw 1061 new notices published to the marketplace, that’s an 11% increase on last week and a 27% increase on the number published in the first week of October.


UK tender publishing update

1061

762

299

Total UK NoticesLow-Value NoticesOJEU Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 09.10.20 & 15.10.20

1061 notices were published between 09.10.20 and 15.10.20, an 11% increase on the
number of notices published the previous week.
As of 16.10.20, there are over 2900 live notices across all industries on Tender Direct.
If you would like more information about the types of opportunities available for your business, we would be happy to provide you with a free Market Overview.


In the news this week

‘State-of-the-art’ solar farm and new hydroelectric schemes will power 638 homes
5,094 solar panels are planned for Salford with work set to start on site by summer 2021, and will last 5 months. Plans for a hyrdo-electric installation to power 200 homes has also been announced.
Salford council will spend £2m on this project with an additional £1.7 coming from the EU. They have invested a lot of funding into creating green spaces and cycle ways in the last 10 years, and these developments will also see improvements made to existing cycle ways.

Heritage organisations get £103m recovery fund
Funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund has been awarded to 445 heritage organisations in England. The funding will help organisations survive the pandemic while also allowing them to commission repair and maintenance work – which is great news for specialist contractors. Each of the 445 organisations can apply for grants of up to £1m.

Council announces £24m energy saving scheme for council homes
Leeds City Council aims to cut both their tenants’ energy bills and the city’s carbon footprint. They are currently tendering for the design, development and delivery of six heating networks.
To find opportunities like this and more, view our category search and find notices relevant to your industry: tendersdirect.co.uk/search-category



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Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Welwyn Garden City: Tree-maintenance services
Short description: Contract for tree maintenance services to the Council, who maintain 30,000 trees across the Borough, those owned and managed by itself and also trees owned by the Highway’s Council, Herts County Council. 
Published By: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Date Published: 12 October 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £1,600,000.00
Number of tenders received: 4 (of which were SMEs: 4)
Contractors: Maydencroft Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Birmingham: Scanning services
Short description: Contract for the digitisation of paper medical records directly into a GP practice clinical system.
Published by: NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group
Date Published: 12 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £2,778,432.65
Number of tenders received: 9
Contractors: Northgate Public Services (UK) Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login
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Title: United Kingdom-Southend-on-Sea: Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts
Short description: Contract for the manufacture of a new transport system for Southend on Sea Pier – including design, development, assembly, installation and operation of the new transport system equipment.
Published By: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Date Published: 13 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £ 2,936,500.00
Number of tenders received: 2 (of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: Severn Lamb Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE


Tenders Direct is the UK’s most accurate tender alert service. We are the only service to guarantee that with us – you’ll never miss a tender.
Visit www.tendersdirect.co.uk to find out more.

Public Sector Round-Up 09.10.20

In the news this week: £51m worth of work on the A19 is to start 6 months early, ports to receive significant post-Brexit infrastructure fund, and £160m dedicated to producing wind turbines in England, Scotland and Wales.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a contract for over £2m worth of medical supplies, a contract for £34m worth of cargo handling and storage services, and a £50m award for billing, metering and interface equipment.
995 notices were published in the last 7 days, a significant increase on the previous week.


UK tender publishing update

995

689

306

Total UK NoticesLow-Value NoticesOJEU Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 02.10.20 & 09.10.20

995 notices were published between 02.10.20 and 08.10.20, a 16% increase on the n umber of notices published the previous week.
As of 09.10.20, there are over 2900 live notices across all industries on Tender Direct.
If you would like more information about the types of opportunities available for your business, we would be happy to provide you with a free Market Overview.


In the news this week

Work starts 6 months ahead of schedule on £51 million A19 upgrade
£51 million worth of upgrades on the A19 have begun 6 months ahead of schedule, a move in support of the government’s commitment to quickly levelling up Northern transport infrastructure.
As of 09.10.2020 there are over 430 live road construction notices across the UK, and hundreds more for wider construction. View our category search to see what opportunities are available for you.

Government launch £200m Port Infrastructure Fund
Ports will be able to access this fund for the creation of vital port infrastructure – including warehouses, control posts and traffic management systems.
The fund has been create to allow ports to function post-Brexit, where regardless of the outcome, infrastructure changes will be needed.

Johnson pledges £160m for offshore wind
£160m will be invested in upgrading ports and factories in England, Wales and Scotland, for the production of wind turbines. This commitment is part of the first stage of a 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.
The plan aims to create 2,000 jobs in construction and support 60,000 established jobs.
With a major focus on significantly reducing emissions to net-zero before 2050 – expect to see many more significant Build Back Greener schemes.



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Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-London: Medical equipments
Short description: Provision of PCR equipment and consumables as part of the UK Covid-19 Testing strategy in support of Pillar1 – NHS laboratory testing..
Published By: Department of Health and Social Care
Date Published: 05 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £2,119,113.60
Number of tenders received: 1 (of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: VWR International Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Croydon: Cargo handling and storage services
Short description: Contract for the provision of Border Force Haulage and Storage Services. 
Published By: Home Office
Date Published: 07 October 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £34,376,777.00
Number of tenders received: 5
Contractors: XPO Supply Chain UK Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-London: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
Short description: A framework for the provision of billing, metering and interface equipment.
Published by: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Date Published: 07 October 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £50,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 3 (Of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: Switch2 Energy Ltd | Nottingham City Council | Vital Energi Utilities
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login
HERE


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Public Sector Round-Up 25.09.20

In the news this week: a new PPN puts a focus on social value, £80m boost to towns across England, and £8.7m to introduce digital records and e-prescribing capabilities to seven NHS trusts.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a 3 year kitchen and bathroom installation contract in Birmingham, a building materials and associated services framework in Preston, and a framework for information technology services in Chester.
Our stand out PIN this week is a £670,000,000 Building Safety and Compliance Framework from Fusion 21.
This week we saw 887 notices published across the UK, with 678 of those being low value opportunities.


UK tenders update

887

678

279

Total UK NoticesLow-Value NoticesOJEU Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 18.09.20 & 24.09.20

887 notices were published between 18.09.20 and 24.09.20.
As of 25.09.20, there are over 3800 live notices across all industries on Tender Direct.
If you would like more information about the types of opportunities available for your business, we would be happy to provide you with a free Market Overview.


In the news this week

Procurement Policy Note – Taking Account of Social Value in the Award of Central Government Contracts
If you are looking to win public sector work, you could soon have to make it clearer in your proposals how you plan to help the government deliver its social value priorities. A newly released PPN introduces requirements, from 1 January 2021, for Central Government buyers to evaluate their procurements and ensure they provide a significant level of social value. The 5 key pillars for evaluating social value are: COVID-19 recovery, Tackling economic inequality, Fighting climate change, Equal opportunity, and Wellbeing.

£80 million boost to towns across England
Over 100 towns across England will be be given up to £1m to support projects that will make a difference in the area. Projects highlighted include new green spaces, businesses spaces, greater pedestrianisation, and new community hubs to support those living alone.

Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding
The government have announced £8.7m funding, across seven hospital trusts, to introduce digital records and e-prescribing capabilities. 130 NHS trusts already have similar systems, and as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, over £78m will be invested in introducing electronic prescribing systems across the NHS.


Stand out prior information notices

£670,000,000 Fusion21 Building Safety and Compliance Framework
The framework is intended to support public sector organisations in managing the safety and compliance of their buildings. Included within the 12 lots are opportunities for £120m worth of fire safety consultancy and £80m for electrical testing.
View full prior information notice HERE



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Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Birmingham: Installation of fitted kitchens
Short description: To deliver kitchen and bathroom installations to include the supply of bathrooms and any associated works. This contract will be for a 3 year duration with an option to extend annually for a maximum period of 24 months. 
Published By: Midland Heart Ltd
Date Published: 23 September 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £24,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 6 (of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: Woodland Property Services | J Tomlinson Ltd | Lovell Partnerships Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Preston: Construction materials and associated items
Short description: Contract for building materials and associated services, providing high quality services using a customer focused approach particularly in the public sector to create an end to end building materials framework. 
Published By: Places for People Group Ltd
Date Published: 21 September 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £200,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 2
Contractors: Travis Perkins Trading Company Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Chester: Information technology services
Short description: A national framework agreement for the provision of a secure managed service of technology assets to public sector organisations.
Published by: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Date Published: 18 September 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £5,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 1
Contractors: Clares Office Supplies Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login
HERE


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Public Sector Round-Up 04.09.20


In the news this week: £500 million investment in quick result COVID-19 tests, £50m NHS Funding to Boost AI Usage, and Shovel-ready 5G hub project announced for Nottinghamshire.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a significant contract in Devon for repair and maintenance services of wheelchairs, extensive construction work for the Museum of London, and General-practitioner services in Birmingham.
There was one significant prior information notice this week for The Gambling Commission, valued at £6.4 for the licence to deliver the UK National Lottery.


UK tenders update

723

457

266

Total UK Tender
Notices
Low-Value NoticesOJEU Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 28.08.20 & 03.09.20

Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Exeter: Repair and maintenance services of wheelchairs
Short description: NHS Devon CCG has appointed a prime provider in the locality of Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon to provide wheelchair services both standard and specialist for children, young people and adults.
Published By: NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
Date Published: 31 August 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £9,185,00.00
Number of tenders received: 3
Contractors: A J Mobility
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-London: Museum construction work
Short description: Anticipated works include extensive strip out, asbestos removal, cast iron works, roof and façade repair and conservation, upper floor structural repairs, basement opening up and brickwork cleaning.
Published By: Museum of London
Date Published: 01 September 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £9,454,486.00
Number of tenders received: 3
Contractors: Paye Stonework and Restoration Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Birmingham: General-practitioner services
Short description: NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (NHS Arden and GEM CSU) on behalf of Birmingham and Solihull CCG invited suitably qualified providers who were capable of delivering primary medical services for a period of 7 years.
Published by: NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group
Date Published: 28 August 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £25,047,000.00
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 4
Number of tenders received, lot 2: 5
Number of tenders received, lot 3: 4
Number of tenders received, lot 4: 4
Contractors: Amaanah Medical Practice | Dr Shabana Rahman | The Practice Surgeries Ltd | Our Health Partnership
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login
HERE


In the news this week

£500 million funding for quick result COVID-19 test trials
A new £500 million funding package will be invested in next generation testing technology and increased testing capacity, the Health and Social Care Secretary announced today.
To date, our large-scale COVID-19 testing system has carried out more than 16 million tests and this new funding for quick result test trials and repeat population testing will help take the programme to the next level.

NHS to Receive £50 Million in Funding to Boost AI Usage
The NHS is set to receive this funding boost for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to help diagnose and treat serious diseases like cancer.
The £50m will go towards scaling-up work at three existing Digital Pathology and Imaging Artificial Intelligence Centres of Excellence, which will in turn upgrade 38 NHS trusts and benefit 26.5 million patients across England.

Shovel-ready project investment secured for 5G Hub in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire County Council has announced the successful application to establish a 5G Enabled Digital Centre in North Nottinghamshire.


Stand out prior information notices

£6.4bn Call for Competition for the 4th UK National Lottery Licence
The Gambling Commission is launching a process to award a licence to deliver the UK National Lottery. The current licence to operate the National Lottery expires in 2023 and we are now launching the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition to identify the operator of the next licence. We are running a competition through which potential operators (including consortia) can apply to become the Licensee for the 4th National Lottery Licence. This contract notice serves to notify the market of the launch of competition.
View full prior information notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE



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