Tail Spend Solution


The Tail Spend Solution will service customer’s needs for products classified as tail spend. Tail spend is described as ad-hoc low volume and usually low value spend needs and will not initially address services.

Through a dual supplier strategy this agreement will provide a dynamic, pre-qualified and extensive supply base.

The Tail Spend Solution will provide an end-to-end service for customers through a single contracting entity including management of:

  • the systems
  • the supply chain
  • logistics
  • buyer registrations
  • support and management information

Customer engagement

We have undertaken a series of customer engagement activities. This includes an interactive webinar with over 100 attendees, a requirements survey, bilateral meetings, customer forums and user groups.

This engagement has helped us to shape our evolving set of requirements for the Tail Spend Solution.

For further information get in touch with the tail spend team.

Supplier engagement

We have undertaken a series of supplier engagement activities. This includes a webinar, request for information, clarification questions process and bilateral meetings.

These activities have helped us to define the capability of the current offerings in-market. They have also helped us to highlight potential supplier roadmaps for the Tail Spend Solution.

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Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement January to June 2020
Drafting procurement documents September 2020
Publication of OJEU June 2021
Framework award October 2021