£5bn of public sector digital tender opportunities to expire in 2019

Press release – 20 September 2018

£5bn of public sector digital tender opportunities to expire in 2019

• Nearly 140 IT & telecoms public sector tender opportunities, worth £5bn, are due to expire before November 2019
• Leading suppliers to showcase innovative digital products and services at the Public Sector Solutions Expo in Manchester Central
• Speaker sessions will explore emerging and disruptive technologies, the potential of AI and automation, and digital community engagement

Technology and digital solutions have the potential to completely transform the UK’s public sector and deliver significant improvements to public services, from more effective procurement processes to connecting transport systems, according to the team behind the Public Sector Solutions Expo.

The Expo’s partner Tussell, a comprehensive online database of public tenders and government contracts in the UK, reveals that £5bn worth of IT & Telecoms public sector tender opportunities (frameworks) are set to expire before November 2019.

This is more than any other sector, presenting a wealth of lucrative opportunities to those who can offer the solutions and services the sector needs.

Formerly the Public Sector Show, the Public Sector Solutions Expo Manchester is the UK’s most important regional event for those leading, managing and delivering public services. More than 80 suppliers of innovative solutions and services designed to help the public sector save money, improve performance and ultimately deliver better public services, will showcase their products to visitors.

UKFast, a leading UK-based and family-built cloud and hosting provider, will be returning as an exhibitor at this year’s Expo. They have been working with government departments and private industry for more than 15 years.

Stephen Jewell, Head of Public Sector at UKFast, said:

“Our accredited, secure cloud infrastructure supports the work of the whole public sector across the UK, offering hugely improved value for money for the taxpayer when it comes to delivering critical public services.

“We’re meeting people from public sector organisations who want to unlock new technologies like AI, big data and machine learning. We’re enabling them to do this by plugging in and accessing burstable cloud facilities at a moment’s notice, which is something they just couldn’t do before.”

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director for the Public Sector Solutions Expo, said:

“Technology has the potential to truly transform our public services, and if we are to truly improve our public services while saving money, we need to embrace it.

“And our public sector has a huge opportunity as research by our partners Tussell unveils billions of pounds worth of digital tender opportunities available over the next year.

“That’s why we’re excited to be featuring an excellent line-up of exhibitors, including UK Fast, Airbus Defence and Space, Pitney Bowes and Silver Peak, to the Public Sector Solutions Expo to showcase their innovative products and share their experiences and insights into the future of public service delivery.”

The Public Sector Solutions Expo Manchester is the UK’s must-attend regional public sector event. It will take place on 20th November 2018 at Manchester Central and is free to attend for those working in the public sector.

Over 90 leading speakers and thousands of senior budget-holders and decision-makers will attend to discuss the future challenges and opportunities facing the public sector across four key themes: digital and technology, corporate solutions, local infrastructure, and workforce and leadership.

They will be joined by more than 80 leading suppliers of solutions and services designed to help the public service save money, improve performance and ultimately deliver better public services.

Attendees will be able to discover new and innovative solutions, discuss specific challenges and test out products – the Expo is a one-stop shop for public sector procurement.

Find out more and register here.


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