Future opportunity

Transformation of Shared Services (including HR and Finance systems)

  • Scottish Government

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-003203

Published 17 February 2021, 3:56pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

5 Atlantic Quay





+44 7392288962


United Kingdom

NUTS code


Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Transformation of Shared Services (including HR and Finance systems)

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This prior information notice (PIN) seeks market advice and is not linked to a contracting opportunity.

Scottish Government is seeking advice from the market for their views on possible solutions for the transformation of Shared Services to potentially include an integrated ERP solution.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 79414000 - Human resources management consultancy services
  • 48812000 - Financial information systems
  • 66170000 - Financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
Main site or place of performance


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

This prior information notice (PIN) seeks market advice and is not linked to a contracting opportunity.

The Scottish Government currently deploys separate Oracle eBusiness Suite solutions for HR/Payroll and Finance. This enables the delivery of services to core Government Directorates and their employees and also a range of Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies. The Scottish Government is about to embark on a transformation of its corporate services to a customer focused shared service organisation, and is potentially looking for a single, integrated cloud ERP solution to enable this transformation. The Scottish Government is, however, open to other solutions that may assist with the delivering a modern, digitally enabled Shared Services provision that is safe, secure, accessible and scalable. This will initially provide services for approximately 13,000 employees but will require the ability to rapidly onboard Scottish Public Sector bodies.

The solution will need to be able to meet requirements of both central government directorates and front line delivery agencies as a single whole of government solution.

A bidder session will be held remotely on Tuesday 9th March for interested parties. If you wish to attend the event please send an e-mail to sharedservicestransformation@gov.scot and we will send you the link to the Eventbright event – with details of how to attend.

This session will include further details on the Shared Services Transformation programme and will also have the opportunity to ask the Programme team questions. There will also be an opportunity after the session to submit questions and the anonymised questions and answers will be distributed to attendees after the session.

two.2.14) Additional information

Please note this PIN is for market advice only.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

17 May 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=640836.

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