Software License Resellers Agreement Launch

 

The new national Software License Resellers Agreement led by SUPC is now live and ready for NEUPC members to use.  The agreement, which will run from 1 December for 3 years with the option to extend for 12 months, gives members access to an EU-compliant route to market for Microsoft, Adobe, VMWare and a range of other software licenses and associated services.  A new addition to this agreement is the inclusion of a lot dedicated to software services, which will provide institutions with access to software auditing services, asset management and professional consultancy services.

 

The agreement offers access to 11 individual suppliers including several incumbents well versed in supplying the HE sector along with four new suppliers (complete list of appointed suppliers below).  An estimated £100 million is expected to be spent through this agreement, representing a significant opportunity for members to gain value through collaborative procurement.

Agreement Benefits:

• Reduced supplier profit margins

• EU Compliant route to market

• Improved terms and conditions specific to software licensing

• Widened scope

• KPIs to manage agreement more effectively

• Access to best value pricing through Eduserv Chest Agreements

Awarded Suppliers: Lot 1 – Microsoft  Bytes, CDW, Civica, Comparex, Insight Direct, Phoenix, Pugh, Softcat, Software One, XMA   Lot 2 – Adobe is split into 2 sub lots:  Sub Lot 2A – Adobe ETLA Agreements Academia, CDW, Comparex, Insight Direct, Phoenix, Softcat.

 

Sub Lot 2B – Adobe VIP/CLP Agreements Academia, CDW, Comparex, Insight Direct, Phoenix, Softcat   Lot 3 – VMWare  Academia, CDW, Comparex, Insight Direct, Softcat, XMA   Lot 4 – Other  Academia, Bytes, CDW, Civica, Comparex, Insight Direct, Phoenix, Softcat, Software One, XMA   Lot 5 – Software Services.  CDW, Civica, Insight Direct, Phoenix, Softcat, XMA

 

For more information, including a complete Buyer’s Guide, please visit the HE Contracts Database.