Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/05/bea_mou/

BEA signs UK public sector MoU

Discounts for three years

By Lucy Sherriff

Posted in The Channel, 5th April 2005 09:29 GMT

The government's procurement agency, OGCbuying.solutions, has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with software company, BEA Systems.

It says the deal could save £15m on public sector IT costs through discounts on software licenses, support and services from the middleware vendor.

Hugh Barrett, chief executive of OGCbuying.solutions, commented: "The savings delivered by this Memorandum of Understanding can be reinvested into front-line public services, where they will produce visible benefits to the taxpayer."

The discounts are available to all public sector organisations. ®

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