G-cloud 11 goes live with 4,200 suppliers

We are pleased to announce our G-Cloud 11 framework is now live and open for business.

G-Cloud gives public and third sector organisations a route to purchase cloud-based services such as web hosting and cloud software from a single, central website. The framework is for commodity based, pay-as-you go cloud services across 3 lots – Cloud Hosting, Cloud Software and Cloud Support.

4,200 suppliers have been awarded places on the agreement with over 90% of them small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). More than 31,000 services will be available for customers to access, subject to a process of additional assurance.

Some of the benefits of G-Cloud 11 for customers include:

  • Innovative – access to the latest innovations and technologies
  • Easy – simple ways to select suppliers on the Digital Marketplace
  • Quick – 6 step process for direct award on the Digital Marketplace
  • Transparent – catalogues showing all suppliers, services, prices and T&Cs
  • Flexibility – added flexibility on contract length, which can now be easily refreshed and extended by 2 x 12 month periods
  • Protection – GDPR clauses amended to align with those in the Public Sector Contract, giving you peace of mind that your data is protected

Since 2012, more than £4.79bn of cloud and digital services have been procured by public bodies through G-Cloud, with almost 45% percent of that spend going directly to SMEs.

G-Cloud is accessed through the Digital Marketplace, created in 2014 by Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital Service to make government procurement easier and more transparent.

To find out more about G-Cloud 11, visit the Digital Marketplace. Got a question? Get in touch and one of our experts will be happy to help.