The Scottish Government has awarded a £26.9 million, five-year contract to science and technology company Leidos to support its national Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) shared service.
Leidos will provide data hosting, integration, reporting and deployment services for the system, along with services desk and contract management activities with public sector users.
P2P connects public sector procurement teams with suppliers, managing everything from the initial order through to final payment, and processes approximately 230,000 supplier orders each month, over £5 billion per annum.
It is available to any Scottish public sector authority and is in use across NHS boards, central and local government, universities and colleges across Scotland.
Leidos already has already worked with the Scottish Government's insolvency service in taking Accountant in Bankruptcy towards a paperless system, and provided technology support to Skills Development Scotland and the National Records of Scotland.
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