Crown Commercial Service
G-Cloud 12 framework goes live
Our G-Cloud 12 framework has now been awarded and is live for customers to use.
The framework was due to be announced earlier this year but had been delayed by CCS to allow customers and suppliers to focus resources on responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
G-Cloud 12 offers public sector organisations a straightforward and compliant way to purchase cloud based services, such as hosting, software, and support. This is provided through an online catalogue called the Digital Marketplace. Services now include service definition documents, which provide detailed service information to support evaluating services – empowering you to make better buying decisions.
Benefits of using G-Cloud 12 include:
- straightforward contract award using a quick and easy 6 step process on the Digital Marketplace
- transparent prices – catalogue shows suppliers, services, prices and supplier terms and conditions
- access to the latest innovation and technologies
- ability to move away from long term contracts – maximum duration is 24 months, which is then easily refreshed or can be extended by 2 x 12 month periods
- includes clauses to help you address both modern slavery and corporate social value
5,224 suppliers have each been awarded a place on the agreement. Over 38,000 services will be available for customers to access, subject to a process of additional assurance. This is a growth of over 25% from G-Cloud 11.
Over 91% of the overall suppliers on G-Cloud 12 are small and medium sized enterprises (SME). Of the suppliers new to G-Cloud 12, over 80% are micro and small organisations, demonstrating that G-Cloud continues to offer opportunities to suppliers of all sizes.
Services offered on G-Cloud 11 will no longer appear on the Digital Marketplace from 28 September 2020, however G-Cloud 11 will only expire on 18 December 2020 to allow incomplete procurements to be finalised.
G-Cloud 12 services will appear from 28 September 2020 onwards, as suppliers sign their framework agreements. As such we recommend you regularly check the Digital Marketplace for services for the first few weeks after launch.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) have also been negotiated to enhance commercial value across a wide range of cloud suppliers and services procured through G-Cloud 12. Discounts and value added services can be applied on application.
To find out more about G-Cloud 12, visit the framework page and the Digital Marketplace, or join a customer webinar. For any questions about buying through the framework or to request access to an MoU’s pricing model, get in touch.
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