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Software VAR - Software Value Added Reseller



NHS National Services Scotland and Scottish Government have established a single supplier collaborative framework for commercial off the shelf software and supporting services.

What is in scope?

  • Commercial off the shelf (COTS) software and support
  • Maintenance of software licence records
  • Support and implementation services (COTS)

What is out of scope?

  • Bespoke software solutions
  • Hardware
  • ICT Services

Who is this available to?

  • 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.  If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.


The benefits for public bodies using the framework are:

  • Single route to market reducing duplication of procurement effort
  • Single supplier for COTS
  • Structured discounts on purchases

Current status

Start date

18 June 2018

End date

17 June 2020

Further details

Framework Suppliers

Softcat (UK)

Email: scotcat@softcat.com

Scottish Account management (general) contact number: 0141 465 0009


Stuart Brown

Senior Portfolio Specialist, ICT Services and Software

Phone: 0141 242 5626

Email: stuart.brown@gov.scot


Andy Scott

Portfolio Manager, ICT Services and Software

Tel: 0141 242 5920

Email: andy.scott@gov.scot


For NHS staff only

Mark Salveta

Procurement Manager

Tel: 0131 275 6752

Email: mark.salveta@nhs.net

Further Information

A buyer's guide is available.

If you have any questions regarding the buyer’s guide or the framework please contact Stuart Brown or Andy Scott.

All other documentation (including the supplier guide) in relation to the use of the Software VAR Framework can be found on the secure Knowledge Hub site.

To obtain access to Knowledge Hub, please email scottishprocurement@gov.scot and quote 'Software VAR Framework'.