This note sets out government policy on open standards when specifying technology requirements.
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This note provides information on:
government policy on open standards principles for software interoperability, data and document formats
open standards that have been selected for use across government
practical guidance on specifying one of the government’s selected standards, Open Document Format (ODF), within procurement for office productivity software
This note replaces Procurement Policy Note 09/11 on using open standards when specifying IT requirements.
27 March 2015
Crown Commercial Service
Procurement policy notes
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