Potentially worth between £50-£80m, the new framework contract will help local government and funded organisations across the UK to attain the best value for their software requirements over the next four years.
Successful in tendering for three lots, Softcat will supply Microsoft software, security software, and commercial off-the-shelf software to organisations ranging from local authority councils; educational establishments; and registered charities; to social landlords; central government departments and their agencies; police, fire and rescue, and coastguard emergency services; and NHS and HSC bodies, including ambulance services.
Andy Bruen, Softcat’s public sector frameworks manager, said, “The Pro5 contract offers Softcat a significant opportunity to forge closer links with our local government customers and associated bodies. We can provide expert advice to organisations sourcing specialist software – our customers see that as one of our key strengths and differentiators. We look forward to engaging with Pro5 members and providing real value for their software needs from day one.”
Jamie Burke, Softcat’s public sector sales director, added, “As a newly appointed Pro5 supplier, Softcat is genuinely excited by the opportunity to add significant value and innovation to how Pro5 clients have historically purchased software. Softcat enjoys a reputation for high levels of customer satisfaction, and by combining this with expert technology advice and cost-effective procurement we are confident we can help maximise limited budgets.”