The government has renegotiated its bulk software licensing deal with Oracle to save the public sector £45m.
The original framework licensing agreement was signed three years ago by public sector procurement body the Office of Government Commerce (OGC).
The new three-year aggregated spending deal came into effect on 1 April.
It includes consultancy services and a reduction in the minimum number of users required for enterprise licensing agreements to kick in.
Hugh Barrett, chief executive officer of OGC trading arm OGCbuying.solutions, said, “This agreement is a good example of the use of the wider public sector's purchasing power to deliver benefits to the taxpayer.”
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The OGC has similar bulk licensing deals with Microsoft and other major IT suppliers.
The Microsoft deal was also recently renegotiated to save the government more money.