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FOCUS: The Top 100 Government suppliers in 2020

FOCUS: The Top 100 Government suppliers in 2020

Thursday 15 April 2021

FOCUS: The Top 100 Government suppliers in 2020

Thursday 15 April 2021

A list of the Top 100 organisations receiving taxpayers’ money has been published for the first time.

Last June, the States backed an proposal by Deputy Kirsten Morel called “Putting Jersey Businesses First”, which required the Government to “present an annual procurement report to the States Assembly detailing expenditure by the States of Jersey of the Top 100 suppliers by value across goods and services.”

It has now published the list, which covers 2020 and totals £231,178,449 of public money, with just under 60% of that going to companies based in Jersey.

While spending on categories such as pension funds, banking charges and rates was excluded from the data, organisations that receive a States grant are included. 

Unsurprisingly, the data for 2020 includes a significant amount of Covid-related spending, including the building of the Nightingale Hospital and PPE procurement. 

Here, Express explores the data to find out were taxpayers’ money was spent last year. Non-Jersey businesses are identified...

The Top 100 – what they do and how much they got

1. nmcn PLC (main contractor building the new water treatment works at Bellozanne) (UK): £19,202,214

2. Rok-Regal Construction (construction of Les Quennevais School): £7,633,834

3. J3 Limited (local construction company that managed the building of the Nightingale Hospital): £6,584,041

4. Jersey Electricity (electricity provider majority owned by the States of Jersey): £6,554,336

5. Rok Construct (construction of Grainville School extension): £6,048,624 

6. CT Plus Jersey (bus service provider): £5,712,236

7. Ernst & Young (accountancy firm and professional services provider, which includes business and technology consultancy. Carried out number of digital-related reviews) (UK): £5,485,442

8. Jersey Finance Ltd (part industry / Government-funded body which promotes Jersey’s financial services sector): £5,100,200

9. JT (States-owned telecoms provider): £4,986,857

10. Holt Doctors (medical recruitment agency for both locum and temporary work) (UK): £4,951,270

11. Micropathology Ltd (UK lab providing test and trace services) (UK): £4,817,078

12. ROK FCC JV (Design and delivery partner for Our Hospital Project): £4,808,559

13. Jersey Heritage (States grant-supported charity responsible for the island's major historic sites, museums and public archives): £4,632,719

14. Visit Jersey (States grant-funded tourism body): £4,428,000

15. Andium Homes – External (Government-owned social housing provider): £4,337,922

16. Camerons Ltd (extension of St Mary’s School and construction of new buildings at HMP La Moye): £4,256,353

17. Pallot Tarmac (Ronez-owned company which is the main provider of road surfacing in Jersey): £3,896,460

18. Logicalis Channel Islands (IT services provider): £3,862,215

19. Biotech Research Park Ltd (test and trace services) (UK): £3,498,569

20. Uni Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (the trust running Southampton General Hospital) (UK): £3,483,757

21. DMW Group (technology consultancy now called Credera. In February 2020, it was appointed as the “specialist partner” to support the procurement of the Government’s Integrated Technology Solution project) (UK): £3,416,686

22. 1st Recruitment (recruitment agency): £3,345,107

23. Marsh Limited (insurance broker) (UK): £2,953,787

24. Bates Office Services (provider of PPE) (UK): £2,949,417

25. Family Nursing and Home Care (provider of nursing and home care in community): £2,835,497

26. Bytes Software Services (IT services) (UK): £2,805,662

27. NHS Supply Chain (manage the sourcing, delivery and supply of health care and food products to the NHS and healthcare organisations) (UK): £2,601,964

28. Tutela (home care, short-stay and care services for people with complex needs): £2,402,526

29. Digital Jersey (Government-backed economic development agency and industry association dedicated to the growth of the digital sector): £2,401,791

30. Prosperity Group Limited (Business and technology consultancy): £2,394,927

31. AAH Pharmaceuticals (supplier of medicines) (UK): £2,359,670

32. Beaulieu Convent School (Government grant-supported private school): £2,322,702

33. Jersey Employment Trust (Employment service for islanders with physical and learning disabilities): £2,320,536

34. PWC (accountancy firm and professional services provider, which includes business and technology consultancy. Reviewed Jersey Care Model): £2,261,421

35. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the trust which runs John Radcliffe Hospital, which has a specialist heart centre) (UK): £2,099,016

36. Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands (insurance provider): £2,071,024

37. Proxima (procurement consultancy) (UK): £2,020,275

38. National Locums (medical locum agency) (UK): £1,985,790

39. De La Salle College (Government grant-supported private school): £1,983,125

40. Alliance Healthcare (supplier of medicines) (UK): £1,821,878

41. Peter Green Builders (local building company): £1,794,166

42. Les Amis (provider of residential, day care and respite services for islanders with learning disabilities): £1,790,331

43. G4S Secure Solutions (wide range of security services, from facilities management to cash management): £1,729,875

44. Amalgamated Facilities Management (facilities management, including island-wide public toilets): £1,664,359

45. Island Medical Centre (medical practice): £1,651,132

46. South Essex Partnership University (supports Jersey with mental health services) (UK): £1,563,321

47. Petroleum Distributors (Jersey) Ltd (fuel importer and distributor): £1,562,853

48. Jersey Sport (Government grant-funded body developing sport and active living): £1,554,500

49. Jersey Business (Government grant-funded body providing free, independent and confidential advice and support to businesses in Jersey): £1,551,376

50. Jersey Post (Electronic) (Government-owned postal service): £1,475,236

51. Geomarine (provider of civil engineering, marine construction and geotechnical services): £1,474,794

52. Regal Construction (local building company): £1,434,666

53. Parish of St Helier (public body, rates): £1,412,631

54. Marbral Advisory Limited (project management and change consultancy): £1,390,810

55. MSI Group (agency specialising in the recruitment of healthcare professionals) (UK): £1,368,987

56. Data Torque Limited (technology company specialising in tax collection) (New Zealand): £1,363,659

57. RJA&HS (owner of the Royal Jersey Showground): £1,356,943

58. AAL Recycling (runs Waste and Aggregate Recycling Facility at La Collette): £1,268,994

59. WSP UK Limited (professional services firm which supplies engineering services for the maintenance of the Jersey highway network): £1,257,081

60. Tower Supplies (supplier of PPE) (UK): £1,251,111

61. Pharmacy Locale (supplier of medicines): £1,246,611

62. Savills (estate agency) (UK): £1,182,388

63. Alloga UK (healthcare logistics company) (UK): £1,158,834

64. Building Renovations Ltd (local specialist treatment and construction company): £1,156,352

65. Motcomb Estates Limited (London-based property company) (UK): £1,150,480

66. Cleveland Clinic (medical practice): £1,075,503

67. GE Medical Systems Ltd (provider of medical technology and healthcare digital solutions) (UK): £1,075,306

68. Danwood Group Ltd (provider of photocopiers, printers, scanners, copiers and document solutions): £1,060,756

69. Cambrette Care & Nursing Services (nursing and care agency): £1,056,202

70. DNA Workplace (Covid testing) (UK): £1,040,725

71. TXM Healthcare (medical and health recruitment) (UK): £1,011,181

72. Green Park (executive recruitment agency) (UK): £1,011,181

73. Charity Projects - Comic Relief (partner organisation of Jersey Overseas Aid Commission) (UK): £1,000,000

74. Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (healthcare partner) (UK): £999,806

75. Janssen-Cilag (pharmaceutical company, part of Johnson & Johnson) (UK): £978,127

76. Neptunus Ltd (provider of the Nightingale Hospital temporary building) (UK): £970,939

77. TDP Development Ltd (Government’s partner to help create a “one government, Team Jersey culture” across the public service): £966,584

78. Indigo House (medical practice): £959,633

79. A C Mauger (construction company): £942,246

80. GHCLB II (medical equipment supplies) (United States): £927,631

81. Ministry of Defence (defence contribution to UK Government) (UK): £926,115

82. BDO Greenlight (project management consultancy): £920,924

83. Qualasept Ltd (provider of pharmaceutical products) (UK): £914,382

84. Roche Products (supplier of medicines) (UK): £910,370

85. Nem Standard Fasel Boiler Services (boiler installations) (Netherlands): £905,752

86. Jersey Development Company (Government-owned property developer): £861,965

87. TNG Consulting Engineers (engineering consultants. Has worked with Government on numerous projects, including Police Headquarters and General Hospital) (UK): £845,214

88. SureCloud Limited (software company specialising in governance risk, compliance and cyber security) (UK): £844,583

89. Microsoft (global software provider) (UK): £831,681

90. Positive Steps Limited (provider of home care and respite services): £831,171

91. C & L Industrial (provider of plant air compressors and medical oxygen generators) (Ireland): £815,031

92. JCF Cleaners (commercial cleaning company): £803,561

93. InterSystems (provider of healthcare-related software) (UK): £802,098

94. Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK (provider of pharmaceutical products) (UK): £802,083

95. New Horizons Support Services Limited (provider of home care and respite services): £798,103

96. Gentle Care Limited (provider of home care and respite services): £777,068

97. Aviva Health UK Limited (provider of health insurance): £774,354

98. Complete Facilities Ltd (provides commercial and domestic services in Jersey, including cleaning, archiving and security): £769,092

99. C5 Alliance Ltd (technology provider and consultancy): £768,672

100. Castle Quay (medical practice): £759,302

Total: £231,178,449

Which sector got what

Express has conducted its own analysis of the suppliers to group them into sectors. It shows that construction was the biggest recipient of public money last year, perhaps unsurprisingly as top-of-the-leaderboard nmcn PLC received more than twice as much money  as the second-placed business.

And, again unsurprisingly, healthcare featured prominently in the 2020 list – but it also illustrates the importance of the private and charitable sector in supporting islanders with care and support at home.

Not all sectors are listed but most suppliers are covered by the below group:

Construction and infrastructure (excluding facilities management) - £67,577,881 (16 suppliers)

Healthcare - £60,580,150 (35 suppliers)

Government-owned, majority-owned or grant-funded entities - £37,884,902 (11 bodies)

Consultants - £16,055,626 (7 suppliers)

Recruitment - £13,669,643 (6 suppliers)

IT services and software - £12,871,399 (6 suppliers)

Insurance providers - £5,799,165 (3 suppliers)

Grant-supported education - £4,305,827 (2 schools)

The Government say that this first report proves that it is prioritising local companies.

It adds that it wants to do more by adding ‘social value’ to projects, so that suppliers don’t focus exclusively on the immediate terms of the contract.

Treasury Minister Susie Pinel, said: “This first procurement report shows that the Government has been supporting our local economy during this difficult time by procuring vital goods and services from many island companies.

“The report also reflects the impacts that Covid-19 had on our procurement spend in 2020, when many items had to be bought at speed to ensure we were fully equipped to meet the demands imposed on us by the pandemic.“

Addressing ’social value’, she added: “The Government is actively developing its social value policy as part of our commercial transformation activities.

“This policy will cover the wider economic, social and environmental effects of the commitments we make - including contracts - and how they will affect and benefit our island and our people.

“It will also look at how potential barriers to entry for on-island, micro-small and medium enterprises, not-for profit, voluntary, charity and social enterprises (VCSEs) can be reduced.

“The social value policy will set out key principles and values, approach and the additional benefits that can be delivered.

“As a result, social value will be considered alongside quality and price when evaluating future bids to ensure that the best value for money is obtained in the round as well as the best benefits for the wider island community.”

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