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Enterprise Software Solutions


Corporate Software Solutions (RM1042) is due to expire in October 2018 and we are developing an innovative replacement agreement, Enterprise Software Solutions (RM3821). Following market engagement, the new framework will also replace Local Authority Software Applications (RM1059) which expires in August 2018. This new agreement will be developed with customers, suppliers and key stakeholders through our in-depth discovery process.

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Customer and supplier engagement events


We have conducted workshops for customers and suppliers during May and June and we are now using the feedback to develop the new framework. Thank you to all who took part, we will share the findings from the sessions once the analysis is complete. If you have any questions please contact the team at ess[at][dot]uk


Focus groups


We are seeking to create a diverse focus group that is representative of the full variety of suppliers and customers operating within the UK public sector technology marketplace to help advise on the further development of the framework, as we are now actively designing the new framework. We recognise that the success of the future framework lies in our ability to design a framework that is attractive to both suppliers and buyers. The focus group will be instrumental in helping ensure we keep supplier and customer needs at the heart of the framework design process.


Organisation profiles

If you would like to join the focus group please email ess[at][dot]uk with the following information and we will be in touch:


What we’d like to know…

for suppliers:

  • Where are you headquartered and where do you operate - UK only, international?
  • What type of organisation are you?  - Reseller, Software Vendor, Systems Integrator etc.
  • Do you qualify as an SME?

for public sector organisations

  • What size is your organisation?
  • What is your annual software budget?
  • What sector are you? central government/local government/blue light/health etc.
  • What major software projects do you have due in the next 3 years relating to enterprise software?


All information sent to CCS will be treated as confidential.


Your involvement

The first engagement will be a webinar session. We have set up a session for 21 September at 2pm, which will be repeated on 26 September at 2pm. Depending on the outcome of the initial sessions we anticipate there being a second session in October. Other requirements may include providing general feedback on the framework project and documentation.


Timescales (as of July 2017)

It is anticipated that the OJEU will be published in winter 2017. More detailed timescales will be shared in due course.