IT reseller and infrastructure provider Softcat has won a bid to provide the entire Scottish public sector with its software solutions.

The listed company was awarded the opportunity after a rigorous competition process managed by NHS National Services Scotland.

The Software Services framework will allow organisations to attain the best value for their software needs by making the process of procuring goods more efficient and simple through a single supplier.

Softcat CEO hailed the news as "a great testament" to the team, NHS National Services Scotland and the broader market in Scotland.

Anthony Cowen, Softcat's public sector sales director, added: "We decided to bid for this business to strengthen our offering to Scottish customers, with the aim of providing a highly reputable route to market for their software requirements.

"I’m pleased to confirm that winning this contract will directly lead to a boost in creating Scottish jobs. Softcat has already set about growing our Scottish public-sector team within our Glasgow office."

Having opened a Glasgow office last year, Softcat has established a strong presence in Scotland staffed largely by ‘home-grown’ employees.

This contract award will enable Softcat to foster closer working relationships with both existing and new public-sector clients located in Scotland.

Softcat has this week issued a trading update on the London Stock Exchange, in which it hailed its performance and predicted operating profit for the current financial year.