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Cabinet Office Procurement Policy Use of Open Standards

18 May 2011

The IP Federation has submitted a response to Government proposals that open standards should be sought whenever it is procuring IT equipment. These were outlined in their Procurement Policy Note on Use of Open Standards when specifying ICT requirements dated 31 January 2011.

In summary, the members of the IP Federation trust that the Government will review this policy for using open standards whenever it is procuring IT equipment. It is essential that purchasing decisions should be based on merit and best whole-life cost, and that UK innovators who seek to license their IPR on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms are not prejudiced in UK public procurement.

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