with Efficient Electronic Payment Solutions under New OGC Framework
Government agencies to benefit from greater payment choice and financial management and control tools
London, UK - 17 September 2009
For the first time, public sector agencies in the UK will have the choice to use MasterCard electronic payment solutions for their procurement activities under the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Framework Agreement. Under the new framework announced by the OGC and running from 2010-2014, MasterCard solutions such as MasterCard® Purchasing Card, MasterCard® SmartData Online™ and MasterCard® inControl™ can be made available to the 3,300 national, regional and local public sector bodies in the UK through financial institutions AirPlus, Barclays, J.P. Morgan and RBS Group. The 44,000 disparate buying units across the UK Public Sector will also be able to use MasterCard payment solutions as tools to streamline and improve their purchase-to-pay processes. A global payments leader, MasterCard has been providing state-of-the-art procurement and other financial management solutions to government agencies in the UK and around the world for many years.