The agreement was developed in collaboration with central government, the wider public sector and the Pro5 consortia of buying organisations.
It intends to assist in the delivery of the Government Digital Strategy by offering customers a simple route to buy enterprise level software solutions and related services such as design, development, installation and commissioning of systems, ongoing support and maintenance.
“All of the suppliers have been selected for their capability to provide these solutions and associated services and can deliver a comprehensive range of products that combine quality and value for money,” claimed CCS.
“The vision of CSS is to deliver maximum value through commercial capability and quality customer service,” added CCS commercial director Sarah Hurrell.
“The procurement was undertaken in a fair, open and transparent process and the specialist supply base will provide the public sector with IT suppliers who can meet their software needs, while ensuring value for money for the taxpayer,” she claimed.
One successful supplier is technology solutions provider Trustmarque, which will be offering Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions and Data Management and Reporting Systems (DMRS) via the framework.
“We are delighted to be awarded a place on this significant agreement. For more than 25 years, Trustmarque has supported public sector organisations to implement technology solutions and drive cost efficiencies,” claimed the firm’s head of public sector Mark Garrity.
“Recognition through the award of a place on the Corporate Software Solutions agreement reaffirms Trustmarque’s expertise and capabilities in the delivery of specialised IT services and solutions,” he added.
Business applications and services provider Advanced Business Solutions has also been successful in being appointed to the Corporate Software Solutions framework.
It will offer services under the ERP and finance DMRS lots, allowing all public bodies access to the full Advanced product suite.
“Advanced has more than 30 years’ experience providing the public sector with expert advice and solutions securing such high percentages on three lots is further testament to the quality of Advanced’s software and underlines our position as one of the UK’s leading and fastest growing software providers,” claimed the firm’s managing director Dean Dickinson.
“This agreement gives us the opportunity to talk to an ever-increasing number of government and public sector buyers about the benefi9ts and savings that can be achieved through using our ERP, finance and data management software,” he added.