Procurement Policy Note 07/15: open standards for technology

This note sets out government policy on open standards when specifying technology requirements.



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.

Published 27 March 2015