Buyers should consider Catalogue Content Management (CCM) during the invitation to tender stage by specifying in the instructions to tenderers that the successful supplier should be prepared to work with the buying organisation to create, validate and publish a catalogue list of items, specific to the contract.
The diagram below illustrates the end-to-end process of creating a catalogue in CCM. This takes you through six steps from creating a contract, detailing supplier and buyer roles and responsibilities, through to uploading and publishing the catalogue on CCM.
*Within CCM suppliers have the opportunity to upload their own content. This would have to be discussed and agreed with the relevant public body.