Southeast England authority goes big – despite £100m black hole in finances
29 Sep 2021
Consultants' eyes light up as UK.gov dangles £4bn over 6 years for 'large-scale digital transformation programmes'
Phrase is catnip for software market
17 Sep 2021
Met Police prepare £300m procurement for integrators and resellers
London cops on track to spend £1bn on IT contracting over couple of years
15 Sep 2021
Big data means big money for the UK government as £2bn tender mooted
Central procurement team tickles the market with tantalising offer... but what for?
03 Sep 2021
UK's Defra dangles £10m as it fishes for help with upgrading Data Services Platform
Suppliers need to support bathing water widgets, among other things
20 Aug 2021
UK's United Utilities water company to splash a possible £270m on analytics, control and monitoring platforms
'Ethical insight and competitive advantage' in the pipes if project goes to plan
13 Aug 2021
LOL ;-) UK govt 2 pay £39m 4 txt msgs 4 less thn 2 yrs
Now that's an expensive contract
04 Aug 2021
Leeds City Council swallows the Gartner glossary and orders up 'post-modern' ERP in £44m SAP replacement
When do we get avant-garde ERP?
03 Aug 2021
North Wales Police seek IT services partners in deals worth up to £41.6m
Force still stinging after CGI fiasco ended up costing more than hoped for
27 Jul 2021
Five consultancies with severe branding difficulties win spots on UK government's £580m 'transformation' services framework
Outsourcing the decision to outsource?
07 Jul 2021
Up to £80m on the table in University of Nottingham's search for service provider to lace together IT support
Institution continues its digital makeover
16 Jun 2021
Low-risk AND rapid? Brit vaccine centre seeks ERP to meet accelerated schedule, and needs it yesterday
Org was originally supposed to launch in 2022 – then a pandemic happened
15 Mar 2021
UK.gov awards seats on £2bn 'digital outcomes' framework to suppliers – one of which doesn't even have a website
'We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this Commercial Agreement'
11 Feb 2021
UK government puts £750m on the table as it looks to deal directly with cloud providers
Plan is to get public sector buying services straight from suppliers
04 Dec 2020
UK.gov's centralised buying agency wafts £1.2bn of taxpayer cash in return for a bevy of back-office software
Software subscriptions and licence support a must for bidding businesses
16 Nov 2020
Cops aren't normally the most 'agile' of folk, but that's exactly what London's Metropolitan Police Service would like to be
And it's waving £350m to get it done
02 Nov 2020
Watch as UK government magically makes value of £500m framework contract swell to four times the size
And for my next trick... behold! Digital transformation!
29 Oct 2020
A freshly formed English council waves £18m at UK tech industry, asks: Can somebody design and run pretty much everything for us?
The IT services wish list is about what you'd expect from an 18-month-old
07 Oct 2020