The trading arm of the government's Office of Government Commerce (OGC) has launched a new framework for IT procurement among the public sector.
OGCbuying.solutions predicts the new framework could deliver over 10% of additional savings for public sector buyers.
The IT Goods and Associated Services Framework Agreement replaces the majority of the existing GCat framework agreements, which expire this September.
The new framework is designed to make it easier for public sector buyers to place orders, and to give them greater guarantees that their buys are the best available in the public sector.
The framework has 11 separate buying areas which approved suppliers are operating in.
These buying areas include network infrastructure, client devices, peripherals, IT consumables, operating systems, office productivity software, data management, and enterprise resource planning systems.