Software Design and Implementation Services

Find the skills and services you need to deploy new cloud-based back office systems or upgrade legacy IT systems.


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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
  • implementation
  • data cleansing and migration
  • change management
  • training
  • on-boarding
  • 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.


  • delivers solutions for cloud, on premise or hybrid systems
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) can be used to refine the list of suppliers you will invite to further competition
  • flexible contract lengths up to seven years
  • provides coverage for sector-specific requirements across all public sector customers
  • can procure services individually or as a larger procurement
  • a wide range of suppliers from SMEs with specialist expertise through to large service integrators and software vendors
  • uses the CCS public sector contract with social value considered on award to the framework in line with the PPN 06/20

Products and suppliers

There are 55 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: Software Design and Implementation Services


55 suppliers

How to buy

This agreement is further competition only, due to the individual and potentially complex requirements of customers.

There are two options of how to run your further competition:

  • run an Expression of Interest (EOI) followed by a further competition to those suppliers who have responded as interested in the opportunity
  • run a further competition to all suppliers

More detail on suggested weightings for award evaluation, timescales and how to complete an EOI is covered in more detail in the agreement guidance under the documents tab.

Before going out to the suppliers on the agreement we recommend that you engage in extensive pre-market engagement. Further guidance is included in the customer guidance available to view or download under the documents section.

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