Revealed: December 2021’s Biggest Contract Awards


You may think that December would see an unwelcome lull in the number of contracts awarded within the public sector thanks to a shutdown over the festive period however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. During the course of the calendar month, there were 4,050 awarded contracts announced, of varying value and significance. In this round-up, we look at the biggest awards of the month…

December has been another particularly successful month for public sector contract wins

Medical Examination Gloves & Surgical Gloves – NHS Supply Chain

Award value – £6,000,000,000

The closing date for this contract, which was awarded to a total of 58 individual suppliers, was 31st August 2021, with the contract due to start on 1st January 2022 and end on 1st January 2024. The requirements initially published in the tender detailed a request for both sterile and non-sterile glove supplies however did go on to include latex examination gloves and synthetic surgical gloves. The contract is to be fulfilled throughout the UK.

  • Published – 13th December 2021
  • Closing date – 31st August 2021
  • Contract start – 1st January 2022
  • Contract end – 1st January 2024

Residential Delivery & Development Framework – Devon County Council

Award value – £5,168,000,000

This contract was awarded on 6th December 2021 to 19 different suppliers. The contract started on 13th December 2021 and is due to run until the 12th December 2025. The contract will be managed by a Framework supported strongly by the SCF team and involves construction work for multi-dwelling buildings, individual houses, recreational facilities, and more.

  • Published – 13th December 2021
  • Closing date – 31st August 2021
  • Contract start – 1st January 2022
  • Contract end – 1st January 2024

Single-Use PPE & Medical Protective Consumables – NHS Supply Chain

Award value – £5,000,000,000

This contract award for the supply of single-use PPE products including surgical gowns, respirators, face masks, and eye protection commenced on 1st January 2022 and will end on the 1st January 2024. A total of 76 suppliers were awarded the contract which was published on 3rd December 2021.

  • Published – 3rd December 2021
  • Closing date – 31st August 2021
  • Contract start – 1st January 2022
  • Contract end – 1st January 2024

Construction Professional Services – Crown Commercial Service

Award value – £1,772,500,000

This contract that was published on 14th December 2021 and will run from 1st October 2021 to 30th September 2025 was awarded to one individual supplier and will see the implementation of a framework agreement for the provision of Construction Professional Services.

  • Published – 14th December 2021
  • Closing date – 20th April 2021
  • Contract start – 1st October 2022
  • Contract end – 30th September 2025

Framework Agreement for the Supply and Installation of Low and Zero Carbon Technologies – Procure Plus Holdings LTD

Award value – £1,292,485,000

This contract award which will see suppliers and contracts working collaboratively to deliver energy-efficient projects across social housing and the wider public sector started on 22nd November 2021 and will end on 22nd November 2025. In total, the contract was awarded to 56 suppliers.

  • Published – 1st December 2021
  • Closing date – 15th June 2021
  • Contract start – 22nd November 2022
  • Contract end – 22nd November 2025

While the content above exists as a brief overview of what’s happened in December, looking to the future, did you know that 1744 contracts were published in the past seven days, 30th December – 6th January?

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