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Procurement Scotland has agreed to pay Oracle £18.7m to obtain a four year unlimited use software licence and support for around 80 public bodies.

The deal covers software and support for existing Oracle customers in Scotland's central government departments, local authorities, fire and police services.

Procurement Scotland told GC News it will lead to significant savings for those organisations and provide greater flexibility around shared services and citizens access.

The arrangement does not cover new customers. Scottish NHS organisations are excluded from the agreement as they had a prior agreement in place providing similar financial benefits. The education sector is offered much lower rates by the vendor as a matter of course.

It was negotiated directly with Oracle for their proprietary software, which is currently deployed by the 80 public bodies included in the agreement.

The deal, which was awarded in April, was announced in the Official Journal of the European Union on 28 May 2009.

This article was originally published at Kable.

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