Startups, we know that selling to the public sector is tough. In a monthly series, PUBLIC – in partnership with Tussell, the data provider on UK government contracts and spend – provides the GovTech community with the lowdown on the most valuable and exciting GovTech tenders issued by public-sector bodies every month – as well as the opportunities you might have missed. 

Top live tenders

Notices

The National Nuclear Laboratory has issued a notice for a £10m Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) across 15 categories. Categories include agricultural machinery, Software package and information systems and Transport services. The tender was issued in May and is open until May 2023.

Opportunities you may have missed

North Lanarkshire Council published a notice for a £150m framework for the ‘Provision of Digital Connectivity Services’, as the Council is embarking on a landmark investment in digital infrastructure and services to ensure it has access to unlock the potential for cost savings, improved productivity, enhanced service delivery and ensuring the Council is at the forefront of being an attractive, modern and inclusive touchpoint for its citizens. 

Another framework notice of up to £10m was published by the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which is about Smart Buildings Solutions using the Internet of Things to provide local authorities with the means to enable intelligent commercial buildings.

The University of the West of Scotland recently awarded a £2.6M contract to Aula Education for support with their Social Learning Platform, to be in a position to exploit opportunities in AI, AR and VR to develop our student learning ecosystem towards the year 2030.

The Scottish Government awarded This Is Milk a £200k contract for their CivTech 5 Challenge 4 – ‘How can digital help invent the future of immersive learning?’ to re-invent the way the Digital Academy delivers training.

COVID-Tech

In May The Department for Health and Social Care awarded a £10m contract to Zuhlke Engineering for the development and operation of the NHS Test and Trace COVID-19 Contact Tracing Application including incident management and support.

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Using Tussell’s comprehensive database of UK public sector procurement and spend, you can get trends, analysis and live updates on the government’s procurement of technology. Essential for anyone looking to take a strategic approach to scaling up through public procurement.