Introduction to Standards

What are Standards?

Standards describe the technical or operating conditions required to achieve Catalogue Compliance.

Standards will be used :

  • To express any technical and non-functional requirements

  • By Suppliers to understand what is expected of them in order to be compliant

  • By the Catalogue Authority to assess Supplier Solutions against in order to award compliance

Standards Model

The Standards are structured in the model below.

  • There are a set of Overarching Standards that are applicable to all Supplier Solutions (e.g. Commercial Standard)

  • There are Interoperability Standards which contain requirements applicable to all Solutions and some that are only applicable to certain functionality

See Standards Structure page for more detail on the structure and content of Standards.