Publication - Advice and guidance

Software value added re-seller framework

Published: 25 Feb 2019

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the collaborative framework.

25 Feb 2019
Software value added re-seller framework
Who can access: all public sector
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 18 June 2018 to
18 June 2022
Category: ICT services and software - national


A single supplier collaborative framework for commercial off-the-shelf software and supporting services.

What is in scope

The framework includes:

  • commercial off the shelf (COTS) software and support
  • maintenance of software licence records
  • support and implementation services (COTS)

What is out of scope

The framework does not include:

  • bespoke software solutions
  • hardware
  • ICT services

Who can use this

The framework can be used by:

  • central government
  • health
  • local authorities
  • universities and colleges
  • third sector
  • other public bodies

Full details can be found on Public Contract Scotland.

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.

Entitlement can be established from the terms of the OJEU advert and guidance on this can be found in annex A of our guidance on framework agreements.


Benefits of this framework include:

  • single route to market reducing duplication of effort
  • single supplier for COTS
  • structured discounts on purchases

Supplier details

Softcat (UK)
Scottish account management (general) contact number: 0141 465 0009

Further information

See the attached buyers' guide for more information.

Information about pricing and terms and conditions for frameworks and contracts can be found on the Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this and are eligible to use the framework please complete the registration form and send it to one of the Scottish Procurement contacts listed below.


Stuart Brown
Senior portfolio manager, ICT services and software
Phone: 0141 242 5626

Lisa Pittman
Senior Portfolio Specialist 
Email :
Phone: 0141 242 5628

For NHS staff only

Jim Binnie
Senior Business and Procurement Advisor
Phone: 0131 275 6059

Billy Hislop
T Category Manager