Harris acquires Commerce Decisions, a UK-based strategic procurement evaluation software and service provider
November 12, 2020

Ottawa, ON, November 12, 2020 – Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, expands the public sector group with Commerce Decisions acquisition, a UK-based strategic procurement evaluation software and service provider.

Commerce Decisions provides AWARD® procurement evaluation software, thought-leadership, and expert services to support strategic, complex, high risk sourcing government projects. Since 2001, Commerce Decisions has supported over CAD$650 billion of procurement projects globally, including the UK Ministry Of Defence (MOD) programs and Infrastructure Ontario's Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) projects. Steve Deaville, Managing Director of Commerce Decisions, stated: “We at Commerce Decisions have been supporting our customers in achieving the best possible outcomes on their most complex procurement challenges for many years now, with our unique combination of software and service solutions. I'm delighted that we will be continuing this journey with Harris and look forward to utilising Harris's global footprint, industry experience and success to establish deeper relationships with our existing customers whilst exploring new growth opportunities for the benefit of both our customers and employees.”

“This transaction adds uniquely knowledgeable talent to our organization and products that complement our public sector portfolio. We are very excited to welcome the Commerce Decisions team into the Harris family,” said Gregg Merlihan, Harris Senior Executive Vice President. Commerce Decisions joins the Harris Public Sector Group portfolio of companies, serving more than 2,500 customers with over 350 staff across North America and the UK. Going forward, Commerce Decisions will continue to operate as an autonomous business unit within Harris.

About Commerce Decisions

Commerce Decisions is an acknowledged global leader in procurement best practice, with extensive experience in working with clients to successfully build appropriate and robust assessment schemes. In the defence domain, Commerce Decisions has the unique position of providing support to the majority of UK MOD acquisition projects; internationally, Commerce Decisions has supported strategic programs in Canada, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Finland, United States, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, and for NATO. Commerce Decisions is headquartered in Oxfordshire, England with offices in Ottawa, Canada and Canberra, Australia.

About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)

Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care organizations internationally. Harris acquires vertical market software businesses, manages them using industry best practices, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively to operate over 130 businesses globally across more than twenty industries. Harris is part of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of the most active acquirers of software businesses in the world.

For further information, contact:

Gregg Merlihan
Senior Executive Vice President, Public Sector Group
Phone: +1 716-297-8005
Email: GMerlihan@harriscomputer.com