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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.
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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.
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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
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HERE


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Public Sector Round-Up 18.09.20


In the news this week: £800m tender for Covid-19 home test kits, £1bn NHS PC and print framework opened and £30m funding injection to unlock land for new homes.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a £2bn modular homes construction contract in Birmingham, £23.5m contract for road repair and maintenance, and a £4m award for a range of marketing services.
This week we saw 938 notices published across the UK, which is 12% more than last week – meaning plenty more opportunities for you to win new business.


UK tenders update

938

646

292

Total UK NoticesLow-Value NoticesOJEU Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 11.09.20 & 18.09.20

In the news this week

Coronavirus: £800m bid to boost home testing as Lighthouse Laboratories falter
A contract valued at £785 The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to find a supplier who can handle the delivery of 200,000 home-testing kits a day. To view the notice on Tenders Direct for free, click here.

NHS opens bidding on £1bn PC and print framework
Bidding for a four-year framework to supply the NHS with desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, specialist hardware, printers and scanners. The total contract has an estimated value of £1bn and is split across 6 lots.

£30m funding injection to unlock land for new homes
The government has announced an additional £30m worth of funding to help kick-start the building of new homes. The funding will see £20m allocated to the Land Release Fund and £10m to the One Public Estate programme to help release surplus land for housing.



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Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Birmingham: Construction work
Short description: CHIC is procuring three contracts for the manufacture, supply and erection of new modular (volumetric) Homes with options for all site works. 
Published By: Central Housing Investment Consortium (‘CHIC’)
Date Published: 11 September 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £2,045,000,000.00
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 2 (of which were SMEs: 2)
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 4 (of which were SMEs: 4)
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 1 (of which were SMEs: 1)
Contractors: Elements Europe Ltd | Module-AR Ltd | Impact Modular ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Leeds: Repair, maintenance and associated services related to roads and other equipment
Short description: Contract to undertake full reinstatement activities associated with NGNs customer and operations emergency locate and repair programme, connection activities throughout the RIIO GD1 and GD2 price control period.
Published By: Northern Gas Networks
Date Published: 11 September 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £23,581,173.00
Number of tenders received: 7
Contractors: Utility Support Services Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Taunton: Marketing services
Short description: Marketing services.
Published by: UK Hydrographic Office
Date Published: 15 September 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £3,900,000.00
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 9
Number of tenders received, lot 2: 5
Number of tenders received, lot 3: 4
Number of tenders received, lot 4: 6
Number of tenders received, lot 5: 5
Number of tenders received, lot 6: 2
Number of tenders received, lot 7: 1
Contractors: Radley Yeldar | Blue Communications Ltd | Proctor and Stevenson | Grosvenor Film | Proctors and Stevenson | BFBS Ltd | Proseworks Ltd
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HERE


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Public Sector Round-Up 11.09.20


In the news this week: £9.3m invested in council EV schemes, £12bn boost for affordable homes, and two e-scooter trials launched in York and West Midlands.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a diverse £30m NHS contract for hospitality, cleaning and administration services, a £6m contract for refuse collection vehicles and a £3.6m award for telematics services.
The top Prior information Notice of the week is a £1.2bn framework for the maintenance, repair and calibration of medical equipment.


UK tenders update

840

603

237

Total UK NoticesLow-Value NoticesOJEU Notices
Tender notices published in the UK between 04.09.20 & 11.09.20

Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-London: Hotel, restaurant and retail trade services
Short description: To provide a range of services including: cleaning, catering, portering, security, pest control, window cleaning, linen and laundry, clinical and domestic waste and helpdesk to Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Published By: Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Date Published: 08 September 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £30,029,484.00
Number of tenders received: 1
Contractors: ISS Mediclean Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-London: Telematics services
Short description: Contract award notice for the supply and installation of an integrated road vehicle telematics and dashboard camera system with associated services.
Published By: Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Date Published: 09 September 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £3,683,220.00
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 5
Number of tenders received, lot 2: 2
Number of tenders received, lot 3: 2
Number of tenders received, lot 4: 3
Number of tenders received, lot 5: 6
Contractors: Masternaut Ltd | Company Watch Ltd |Condeco Ltd | Repstor Ltd | Resolve Systems LLC
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Bournemouth: Refuse-collection vehicles
Short description: The contract provides for the following:• 18 tonne RCV — diesel fuelled,• 26 tonne RCV — diesel fuelled,• 26 tonne RCV — zero emission (i.e. electric (EV) or hydrogen).
Published by: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
Date Published: 09 September 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £6,028,113.00
Number of tenders received: 3
Contractors: Dennis Eagle Ltd
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HERE


In the news this week

Highways England invest £9.3m in council’s EV schemes
Highways England announced £9.3m this week to help businesses adopt electric vehicles. The fund allows local authorities to give businesses a 2 month trial of electric vehicles. The money for this comes from Highways England’s Designated Funds programme, which will invest around a billion pounds between 2020 and 2025 to benefit the public, economy and planet. With more and more focus on electric vehicles, funding towards similar EV projects (see e-scooter trials below) and charging points for them will become increasingly popular.

Jenrick unveils huge £12 billion boost for affordable homes
A massive investment of £12bn in affordable housing was announced this week, the largest single funding commitment to affordable housing in a decade. The programme will be delivered between 2021 to 2026, providing up to 180,000 new homes across England. Building homes is a priority for the government, and consideration has been made to ensure smaller developers access finance for new housing developments by boosting the Home Building Fund with an additional £450 million of investment.

Two major e-scooter trials launched in York and West Midlands
The public in York and the West Midlands have been given access to e-scooters this week as two e-scooter trials begin. The contract for the scooters belongs to Voi (a Swedish company) which has initially supplied a few hundred scooters, but over 10,000 are expected to be deployed during the trial – the results of which could create more opportunities in other regions for similar projects.


Stand out prior information notices

£1.2bn framework for the maintenance, repair and calibration of medical equipment
Maintenance Renewal PIN 2020 NHS Supply Chain seeks to establish a non-exclusive framework agreement for the supply to the NHS Supply chain customer base for the maintenance, repair and calibration of medical equipment. The purpose of this notice is to draw attention to a procurement that NHS Supply Chain intends to commence during the subsequent 12 months. The invitation to tender will be the subject of a separate notice and it is that notice to which potential suppliers will need to respond at the appropriate time.
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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
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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.
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Public Sector Round Up 21.08.20

In the news this week, we saw £77m allocated to York’s new city centre quarter, £2.3million to help North Devon Hospital this winter and £260m of Coronavirus support for Welsh councils.
Our top OJEU notices for the week include £16m catering supplies in Paisley, £70m road construction in Portsmouth and £14m marine construction in Glasgow.
We also saw two significant prior information notices announced, one to improve NHS waiting times and the other for residential development across Wales.
In our look at the number or tenders published over the last 7 days, we are only slightly up on the previous week, but still showing an upward trend since lockdown was relaxed.


UK tenders update

787

601

186

Total UK Public
Sector Tenders
Low-Value noticesOJEU notices
Tenders published in the UK between 14.08.20 & 20.08.20

Top OJEU contract award notices

Title: United Kingdom-Paisley: Disposable catering supplies
Short description: A contract for materials including catering disposables, catering sundries, insulated containers and trolleys.
Published By: Scotland Excel
Date Published: 18 August 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £16,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 8 (of which were SMEs: 4)
Contractors: Bunzl UK Limited TA Bunzl Catering Supplies | Brake Bros Ltd | Alliance Disposables Ltd | GMC Corsehill Ltd | Unico Ltd | Instock Ltd | Nisbets Plc | BFS Group Ltd T/A Bidfood
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Construction work for highways, roads
Short description: To deliver road, highways and associated redevelopment works within Portsmouth city centre and the surrounding environs, including for infrastructure which serves/adjoins the city centre, on a design and build partner contracting basis.
Published By: Portsmouth City Council
Date Published: 17 August 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £70,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 4
Contractors: Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
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Title: United Kingdom-Port Glasgow: Marine construction works
Short description: Upgrade works to Tarbert Ferry terminal to facilitate the new dual fuel vessel.
Published by: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (Utility)
Date Published: 17 August 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £14,300,000.00
Number of tenders received: 4
Contractors: RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd
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HERE


In the news this week

York Central infrastructure funding confirmed
Network Rail and Homes England to invest £77 million to ensure York’s new city centre quarter development goes ahead, helping to enable vital infrastructure to connect the site, including a bridge over the East Coast mainline railway.

Additional £2.3million to help North Devon hospital this winter
The additional funding is to help the hospital cope through winter, by increasing A&E capacity, enhancing infection prevention and control measures and making improvements to emergency care and urgent treatment services.

Welsh Government announces a further £260m of Coronavirus support
This additional funding will be used to ease pressures caused by the first wave of Covid-19, and prepare councils for a potential second wave. The funding is intended to deal with increased costs and manage loss of income due to Covid-19.


Stand out prior information notices

£10bn framework to reduce NHS waiting times
This PIN provides early notification of the intention to launch a Procurement in September to establish a Framework Agreement of service providers able to support the reduction of waiting lists forecast to increase as a result of Covid-19 interrupting and reducing available NHS capacity.
View full prior information notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

£5bn Welsh housing framework
The London Housing Consortium (LHC) (acting as the Central Purchasing Body for the Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA)), are consulting on the potential establishment of a DPS Agreement for Residential Construction (including any associated community buildings and facilities) across South and Mid-Wales.
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Public Sector Round Up 24.07.20


In the news this week we have seen significant funding allocated to improving cycle routes in Wales, preventing flooding in England and making heavy industries more sustainable.
Our top OJEU notices for this week include construction at St. Thomas’ Hospital, parks maintenance in Kingston upon Thames and school cleaning in Slough.
We also have a breakdown of the number of tenders published this week, along with stats for our featured industries.
Across our tender database, there are over 32,400 live notices – from low value tenders to high value OJEU notices.

Tenders published in the last 7 days

752

541

211

Total UK Public
Sector Tenders
Low-Value noticesOJEU notices
Tenders published in the UK between 17.07.20 & 24.07.20

⇧12%

⇧15.5%

⇧6%

ConstructionHealthcareTech
Top performing sectors between 17.07.20 & 24.07.20 – % increase in live tenders in the last 7 days

1010+

370+

230+

Live Construction
Tenders
Live Healthcare
Tenders
Live Tech
Tenders
Number of live UK tenders for each featured industry, as of 24.07.20

In the last week we saw 752 tenders published across all sectors within the UK. with Healthcare seeing a significant 15.5% increase in the number of notices published.


In the News this week

Welsh Government to invest more than £50 million into making Wales a safer place to cycle and walk.
£38 million was announced today to make it safer for children and adults to get to school or work on foot, bike or scooter – in addition to the £15.4 million announced last month. Opportunities to be created from this funding include the building of walkways, cycle routes and footpath improvements.

Government to invest £5.2bn in long-term plan to tackle flooding in England.
◆ £200m go towards developing innovative projects such as sustainable drainage system and wildlife conservation.
◆ £170m to accelerate work on shovel-ready flood defence schemes starting in 2020.
◆ Around 2,000 new flood and coastal defences created.
◆ Up to 336,000 properties in England to be protected by 2027.

£350 million announced to cut emissions in heavy industry and support our nation’s net-zero target.
◆ £139 million to support the transition from natural gas to clean hydrogen power, and scaling up carbon capture and storage (CCS).
◆ £149 million to drive the use of innovative and recycled materials in heavy industry.
◆ £26 million to support more sustainable building techniques
◆ A £10 million boost for state of the art construction tech
◆ Opening up bids for a further £10million for R&D in the automotive sector, to help companies take cutting edge ideas from prototype to market


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Top OJEU Contract Award Notices

Title: United Kingdom-Kingston upon Thames: Parks maintenance services
Short description: Parks management and grounds maintenance — variation to extend contract for 9 months under PCRs 2015, Reg 72(1)(c).
Published By:
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Date Published: 20 Julu 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £26,785,965.00
Number of tenders received: 7
Contractors: Idverde Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE

Title: United Kingdom-London: Construction work for buildings relating to health
Short description: Development of the Triangle Site situated at St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London.
Date Published: 23 July 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £156,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 7
Contractors: Bouygues UK (trading as LinkCity)
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login
HERE

Title: United Kingdom-Slough: School cleaning services
Short description: Contracts to provide Ditton Park Academy and Grove Academy with a daily term time cleaning service and periodic cleaning during non-term time.
Published By: SASH Education Trust
Date Published: 23 July 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £964,000.00
Number of tenders received: 5 (of which were SMEs: 2)
Contractors: Hayward Services Ltd
View full award notice with your Tenders Direct login HERE


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Top Contract Award Notices this week 03/07/2020

In the last week, over 400 contract award notices were published across the UK.
Below you will find our top three notices from the last 7 days


Title: United Kingdom-Salford: Construction work
Short description: Contract to develop/construct a range of schemes within the 100-hectare Salford Crescent and University District Masterplan area over the next 10 years, with an option to extend the contract for a further 5 years. 
Published By: Salford City Council
Date Published: 29 June 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £2,500,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 7
Contractors: Muse Developments Ltd

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Title: United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Short description: A contract to secure a strategic technology partner to help more efficiently source IT services.
Published By: Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Date Published: 30 June 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: €40,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 2
Contractors: Capgemini UK PLC

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Title: United Kingdom-Liverpool: Printing services
Short description: A framework contract for a single supplier to provide, host and manage a system known as print marketplace.
Published By: Crown Commercial Service
Date Published: 2 July 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £200,000,000.00
Number of tenders received: 5
Contractors: Allied Publicity Services (Manchester) Ltd

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Are your competitors listed above? Would you like to know their public sector success rate, market share and the types of opportunities they’re targeting? 
With our Competitor Tracking Alerts, you can view their past wins with our five year archive of award notices, and receive alerts when any organisation(s) you choose are announced as winners of above threshold public contracts. 
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Q: Should you offer more than the specification stated in the tender if you know that’s what the buyer needs?

 

The short answer is yes, almost certainly!

This knowledge is gold.  Why do you spend time and effort cultivating relationships with potential buyers? So you can more deeply understand their needs so you can then propose solutions that meet and exceed them. 

I’m often faced with the complaint from unsuccessful bidders that the buyer was always going to award the contract to the current supplier. More often than not there is no conspiracy. The reality is just that the incumbent knows more about the buyer than the other bidders and the quality of their submission reflects this. 

The other thing to bear in mind here is how the questions are being scored. For top marks some scoring criteria ask for something like: “fully meets requirement” others might say something like “meets and exceeds requirement”. In this second example to score top marks you are explicitly being asked to go above and beyond the given specification!  Even if it isn’t explicit like this you should always find a way to show how you will deliver value above and beyond what they are expecting. 

Think about your overall proposal plan and work out the most appropriate places to include it. The winning bid is more often than not the one that demonstrates the biggest difference between value and price.  


During my monthly webinars I get asked great questions like the one covered above. By sharing the most common questions on this blog, my hope is that I can help more people find the answers they are looking for. 
 
If you have your own questions or are looking for specific help with your bid, please get in touch. Every week I help clients with their tendering, from bid writing to leading on bid responses. Use the details below to view the range of services we offer or to contact me directly.   

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Top Contract Award Notices this week 12/06/2020

In the last week, over 650 contract award notices were published across the UK. Below you will find our top three notices from the last 7 days. 


Title: United Kingdom-Warrington: Safety cases
Short description: The framework agreement consists of several lots: Criticality; Shielding and Dosing; Thermal including Computation fluid Dynamics (CDF); Structural including finite Element Analysis (FEA) Impact; Technical Author; Peer Review.
Published By: International Nuclear Services
Date Published: 05 June 2020
Framework/DPS: Yes
Value excluding VAT: £1,500,000.00
Number of tenders received, lot 1: N/A
Number of tenders received, lot 2: 11
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 9
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 11
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 8
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 9
Contractors: Atkins Ltd | MMI Engineering | Frazer Nash | Cavendish nuclear and Ebeni Ltd

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Title: United Kingdom-Solihull: Refuse and waste related services
Short description: Contract for refuse collection including: fully commingled collections, twin stream collections, direct delivery to processing facility.
Published By: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Date Published: 08 June 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £2,400,000.00
Number of tenders received: 4
Contractors: SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd

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Title: United Kingdom-Banbury: Advertising and marketing services
Short description: Contract for the delivery of creative ideas, concepts, campaigns and cost models to drive behaviour change in priority areas of food, plastics, textiles and resource management.
Published By: Waste and Resources Action Programme
Date Published: 11 June 2020
Framework/DPS: No
Value excluding VAT: £9,166,666.00
Number of tenders received, lot 1: 3
Number of tenders received, lot 2: 4
Contractors: Radley Yeldar Ltd | Kindred Agency Ltd

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Are your competitors listed above? Would you like to know their public sector success rate, market share and the types of opportunities they’re targeting? 
With our Competitor Tracking Alerts, you can view their past wins with our five year archive of award notices, and receive alerts when any organisation(s) you choose are announced as winners of above threshold public contracts. 
For more information, please contact us on 0800 222 9009 to discuss further.

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