Crown Commercial Service
G-Cloud 13 agreement goes live
Our G-Cloud 13 agreement has now been awarded and is live for customers to use
Thousands of small businesses have once again won the chance to bid to supply cloud computing services to the public sector.
G-Cloud 13 has now been awarded and is live for customers to buy from. 5,006 suppliers have each been awarded a place on the agreement. Over 40,000 services will be available for customers to access, subject to a process of additional assurance.
Over 90% of the overall suppliers on G-Cloud 13 are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). 72% are micro and small organisations, demonstrating that G-Cloud continues to offer opportunities to suppliers of all sizes.
G-Cloud offers public sector organisations a straightforward and compliant way to purchase cloud based services, such as hosting, software, and support.
£1.5 billion, an average of £150 million each year, has been accrued in commercial benefits over the lifetime of the G-Cloud agreement, representing significant savings for the public purse.
This latest iteration will see the introduction of a fourth lot for further competition for cloud support services for larger, more complex requirements. In addition, the call-off term across the agreement has changed to 36 months with an optional 12 month extension.
Philip Orumwense, Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer for Technology at Crown Commercial Service, said:
G-Cloud has been a huge success and is popular due to the high SME inclusion and the ease with which services can be bought by customers.
The latest iteration of the agreement will offer improved terms and conditions for customers, a wider range of competition across cloud professional support services and access to increased innovation and ideas, using state of the art technologies.
As part of our goal to make CCS agreements easier to use and enable a better experience for customers, G-Cloud 13 will now be accessible through a new digital Contract Award Service (CAS). CAS will support future iterations of G-Cloud in an agile manner, as well as eventually digitally enabling all CCS agreements across our broad portfolio. The aim of this digital enablement is to provide to our customers (buyers and suppliers), a full end to end digital procurement experience. We will continue iterating the CAS platform over the coming months and additional functionality, such as G-Cloud supplier transparency functionality, will be launched later this year.
Customers will need to register through the Public Procurement Gateway (PPG) to buy through G-Gloud 13.
CCS also has a set of Memorandum of Understandings (MoU’s) negotiated to enhance commercial value across a wide range of cloud suppliers and services which can be procured through G-Cloud 13. For more information please visit our MoU page.
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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