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By | Lucy Sherriff 5th April 2005 09:29

BEA signs UK public sector MoU

Discounts for three years

The government's procurement agency,, 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, 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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