Software Design and Implementation Services (SDIS) provides specialist support for implementing new cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. ERP is the ability to provide an integrated suite of business applications.
This agreement also covers services for implementing a range of enterprise software and upgrading legacy IT systems.
More detailed examples of the areas in scope are:
- enterprise architecture
- business case support
- configuration and testing
- system integration
- data cleansing and migration
- change management
- application management support
This agreement is ideal for customers who need to have a clear split between a contract with a software provider and the supplier providing professional services. The software can be procured using RM6194 Back Office Software, which has been designed in conjunction with this agreement and will launch in April.
SDIS is available to all central government departments, arm’s length bodies, devolved administrations, the wider public sector and third sector organisations. Maximum call off length is five years with an optional extension of up to two years at the customers’ discretion.
Running a further competition is the only available way to contract with a supplier under SDIS due to the complex and organisation-specific requirements. You can also use an Expression of Interest (EOI) on this agreement. An EOI allows your organisation to go to suppliers with your requirements to gauge their interest, any suppliers who do not respond or decline their interest do not need to be invited to the main tender. You can find more details about EOI’s in the ‘Document’ section.