G-Cloud 9 is live

Shorter contract times, claimed easier way to sell, 100 new suppliers on this, the fifth year of G-Cloud as a force in UK public sector IT procurement

Posted 22 May 2017 by

The latest version of the Digital Marketplace, ‘G-Cloud 9’, went live today.

Set to formally last a year and with contracts set at 24 months with possible 12 month extensions, the framework is the latest rev of the government’s cloud-based IT and services delivery vehicle.

The vehicle has been updated to help suppliers, said the government, with these shorter timeframes and a better lot structure that will cut the previous four service categories down to three, Cloud Hosting, Software and Support.

A number of vendors have already announced their commitment to the framework, among them UKCloud.

Its CEO, Simon Hansford, noted today that, “As a committed supporter of G-Cloud, we welcome the latest iteration which promises to be the best yet, thanks to the comprehensive consultation process undertaken by the Government Digital Service and Crown Commercial Service.

“As a supplier to the framework since the very beginning, we are delighted to continue our tradition of releasing several new and enhanced service offerings on the innovative new G-Cloud 9.”

Press reports – as GDS and CCS are observing the pre-June 8 Election purdah – suggest as many as 100 new suppliers are on 9, which if accurate would bring the total roster up to 2,847 suppliers.

And if you’re one – we want to hear from you!

We are always looking for great new companies to profile on our popular The Digital Marketplace Contenders format.

That’s a chance for us to get great content for our public sector IT buyer readership, and for you to get some publicity and set out your stall.

Please drop us a line at marketing@thinkdigitalpartners.com for details on how to connect with us.

Good luck to all G-Cloud 9 contenders, of course, new or returning!