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.”
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to connect with us.
Good luck to all G-Cloud 9 contenders, of course, new or returning!