Preferential pricing and technology discounts

We are committed to helping our customers save money on technology. 

When we sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a supplier, we use our national buying power to agree preferential pricing and discounts on products and services across the technology landscape. 

You can access these savings through any route to market used for buying technology, such as one of our many technology frameworks. 

These savings may not be exclusive to CCS, but they are an important part of the work we do with our suppliers to make sure you get the very best prices. 

Let our team of technology experts help you to start saving today.

Current MoUs

Take a look at our selection of MoUs across cloud, software, technology products and services and networks

Microsoft

The Digital Transformation Agreement 21 (DTA21) with Microsoft features bespoke, public sector focused product packages for cloud security and compliance, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10. 

It includes access to Server and Cloud Enrolment (SCE) discounts, the ability to transfer licences and an enhanced product scope, such as Dynamics, PowerApps, and Calling Plans. 

DTA21 also provides discounted pricing and beneficial terms for public sector organisations wishing to move to Azure Cloud. This allows you to use traditional cloud services such as virtual machines and storage, and Microsoft technologies such as Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Analytics, Azure Synapse and more.

Ways you can benefit

Across the NHS trusts can take advantage of the combination of DTA21 and the NHS N365 deal to ensure their Windows software is up to date. They can also make use of the full Microsoft Teams functionality to ensure all staff have instant access to emails, documents and calendars, and radiologists can have instant access to any X-Ray, MRI or CT scans, even if working remotely.

Local authorities can use the Microsoft PowerApps functionality to connect their data and workforce, building custom applications without the need for any programming experience or software development costs. If it is hosted via Azure, councils can achieve savings from the consumption discount, as well as take advantage of Cloud Services to maximise the likes of artificial intelligence and analytics.

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed on 1 May 2021 and will run until 30 April 2024. We recommend you access the pricing using lot 3 of our Technology Products and Associated Services framework or directly from our Cloud Compute framework. 

We will also be running aggregated competitions to help customers buy their Microsoft requirements. Visit our aggregation page to find out more.

SAP

This MoU provides access to both perpetual software products and newer SAP cloud software. This includes their Intelligent Enterprise Suite which consists of a variety of modules including SAP Success Factors, SAP Ariba, S/4 Hana and SAP Analytics Cloud. 

You can also access SAPs Product Support for Large Enterprises. This covers the fundamental support services, tools and methodologies needed to take charge of your day-to-day support needs, and manage your IT landscape holistically over the life cycle of your SAP applications.

Ways you can benefit

Local authorities who are keen users of SAP products, can use the discounts available to upgrade to modern versions of on premise enterprise resource planning SAP systems or migrate to the cloud versions of these products. SAPs newly released RISE with SAP software also sits under this agreement. This Business Transformation as a Service offering is designed to reduce the burden on those with restricted in-house IT expertise and restricted budgets, and accelerate the adoption of cloud services. 

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed on 29 May 2020 and will run until 31 December 2023. We recommend you access the pricing using our Back Office Software framework and Software Design and Implementation Services framework.

Oracle

This MoU supports customers looking to modernise their Oracle estates, as it offers discounts and a wide variety of commercial benefits through the updated new agreement.

It covers everything from infrastructure to software, as well as support and maintenance through to cloud migrations. 

The agreement includes some newly added benefits such as Market Driven Support Transition Services, which give you the ability and freedom to migrate aging systems to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, reducing risk and with minimal downtime.

Ways you can benefit

The entire public sector from central government and local authorities, to police and fire services, can now benefit from the MoU’s universal credit discount structure for cloud hosting. Oracle recently announced the first and only dual-region sovereign cloud for use by UK public sector customers. This announcement, in line with the universal credit discounts for hosting, will help foster the superior management and use of information for innovation, to better serve UK citizens.

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed on 30 April 2021 and will run until 30 April 2024. We recommend you access the pricing using our Back Office Software, Software Design and Implementation Services and Cloud Compute frameworks. 

Google Cloud

This MoU provides a discount on Google’s cloud services, including analytics, infrastructure, artificial intelligence, collaboration solutions, and application development. 

Google Cloud’s new subscription agreement can be used alongside the current MoU. Customers using a subscription agreement can use any Google Cloud Platform service for their project while paying a fixed price for the workload, irrespective of consuming more than the subscription value (subject to fair usage policies).

Ways you can benefit

The discounts on Google Cloud services can help health and social care professionals provide better, more efficient care as digital records are more easily accessible. Improvements can be made in healthcare services and planning and patient care pathways can be enhanced for better health outcomes for the entire population. Google Cloud also allows patients to make informed decisions so that they can manage their own healthcare digitally.

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed in May 2020 and will run until December 2021. We recommend you access the pricing using our Cloud Compute framework or G-Cloud 12 framework, or through resellers and various routes to market throughout the public sector, including CCS agreements.

IBM

This MoU offers customers discounts for any of the Cloud Infrastructure Services that they buy. This includes several products with popular trials such as IBM Aspera for sharing and collaboration of large files, as well as Cloud Pak for data or security, Veeam to manage VSphere and Hyper-V environments, and Kubernetes for intelligent scheduling. IBM Cloud is an ideal solution for regulated workloads with VMware, PowerVS, Cloud Object Storage and Container solutions available on the IBM Cloud delivered from a number of UK datacentres to name a few.

Ways you can benefit

NHS Blood and Transplant used IBM to build an agile development platform to handle organ allocation schemes, including cloud services, to modify based on the latest data and research. Smart pathways can also be used to create bespoke care systems, such as a trust’ cancer care programme.

IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions enables organisations to migrate and modernise their core business applications, including VMware virtualization on x86. These traditional enterprise applications can be rehosted in IBM Cloud without refactoring or rearchitecting. It also replicates an application’s complete on-premises environment so organisations can rapidly migrate data center workloads. IT teams can configure a Skytap environment on IBM Cloud, save it as a template, then enable self-service provisioning with a single click. Environments can be cloned in seconds and are identical down to the MAC and IP address.

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed in May 2020 and will run until 22 May 2023. We recommend you access the pricing through our new Cloud Compute framework, where there is a full range of options for both further competition and direct award. 

IBM solutions can also be accessed from IBM directly via our G-Cloud 12 framework, Data and Application Solutions framework or Software Design and Implementation Services framework.

Amazon Web Services

The One Government Value Agreement (OGVA) we have signed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes it easier for customers to take full advantage of a wide range of AWS’s cloud computing services at a significantly discounted rate and Enterprise or Government Standard Support. 

The OGVA has 2 tiers: foundation and enterprise. The foundation tier is aimed at supporting smaller organisations, or those at the start of their cloud transformation. It provides specialised training and accelerators to support the initial migration of services into the cloud. 

The enterprise tier focuses on large organisations, or those who already use the cloud. It helps to achieve further value through optimisation and innovation of their established cloud environment.

Many public sector customers are already benefiting from the enterprise tier discount, as well as Government Standard Support.

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed in October 2020 and will run until October 2023. We recommend you access the discounted pricing through our Cloud Compute framework or through resellers engaging through various routes to market throughout the public sector, including CCS agreements. Other AWS discounts and benefits are also available on G-Cloud.

Adobe

The Adobe Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) is a long-standing arrangement that provides heavily discounted enterprise level Adobe pricing. It gives you access to both online and offline versions of their cloud product set, including Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.

Ways you can benefit

A range of public sector customers may benefit from this agreement. For example, the Police Digital Services in the UK have benefitted from using Adobe Acrobat DC to manage the redaction of sensitive information from case files in a quick and secure way. 

We helped 84 public sector customers save on average 31.75% – the equivalent of over £2.8 million in our latest Adobe aggregation. 

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed in March 2020 and will run until March 2023. You can access the pricing using our Technology Online Purchasing Content catalogue. These are based on quarterly intakes – the catalogue entry description will reference the ‘Adobe ETLA’ if it is a MoU based opportunity. Visit our aggregation page to find out more.

Workday

This MoU offers customers access to a wide range of discounts on Workday’s cloud-based products, which will help accelerate and streamline business operations and encourage innovation. 

Workday provides a suite of applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management and analytics. 

Ways you can benefit

Public sector organisations already using Workday include the Cabinet Office, Department for Education and UK Research and Innovation.

Workday provides ‘Build Back Better’ potential across the public sector, such as using machine learning within their financial management product to make efficiency and cost improvements, as well as using their HR product to provide and manage learning at scale.

The MoU is open to all public sector customers, and has been designed to offer competitive discounts to customers whatever the sector, size or product requirements.

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed in May 2021 and will run until March 2024. You can access the pricing by going through our Data and Application Solutions framework and Back Office Software framework.

Jaggaer

This MoU provides discounts for 3 year and 5 year commitments, depending on the level of product modules you deploy. 

A wide variety of products are available as a full suite or as individual modules including category management, supplier management and spend analytics, contract management and much more. In addition, you can access implementation consultancy and user training. The discounts available correlate to incremental spend and there are further discounts available when buying 5 or more modules.

Ways you can benefit

Local authorities have adopted Jaggaer’s contract lifecycle management software to gain visibility, tracking, negotiation and compliance benefits. They have discovered a collaborative way of sharing knowledge and market intelligence to take their supplier value management to a superior level.

How to access MoU benefits

This MoU was signed in February 2020 and will run until February 2023. We recommend you access the pricing using our Back Office Software framework or our eSourcing platform.

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