Three is the magic number...
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded three tech contracts totalling £14m in investment and providing work for 14 UK-based companies.
According to the Official Journal of the European Union - which publishes public sector tenders and contract awards - the deals are for the provision of systems consultancy services.
Two of the contracts are worth £5m, with the third valued at £4m.
The higher value contracts cover IT/IS consultancy support for communications and applications and software development, while the lower value deal is for similar services around security.
The 14 companies that have successfully won work through the three contracts include Detica, Logica UK, Northgate, Parity Solutions, S.Com and Vega.