Sunderland launches tender for £500m ICT deal

The proposed model would see the appointed supplier oversee a ‘full transformation’ of the Council’s ICT services, which could eventually bring together £500 million of spending across public bodies in the North East, depending on how may public sector bodies opt to join.

A separate ‘City Thought and Action Leadership Capability’ will also be designed by the partner, which would facilitate better data and technology collaboration.

The proposed agreement and framework would initially last six years. The closing date for expressions of interest in the tender is 20 November.

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