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G-Cloud 10 opens for business

G-Cloud 10 goes live with 3,500 suppliers

G-Cloud 10, which could eventually be worth £600 million, is now open for business.

Overall, 3,505 suppliers – more than 90 per cent of which are SMEs – have been awarded places on the new Crown Commercial Service framework. G-Cloud 10 has 3,505 suppliers – 649 more than G-Cloud 9.

Since 2012, more than £3bn of cloud and digital services have been procured by public bodies through G-Cloud, with 48 per cent of that spend going directly to SMEs.

G-Cloud gives central government, local councils, NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies a way to purchase cloud-based services such as web hosting from a single, central website.

Oliver Dowden, Minister for Implementation commented: “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, delivering innovative solutions in partnership with the public sector, fuelling economic growth and supporting the delivery of efficient, effective public services that meet the needs of citizens. The success of G-Cloud demonstrates how we are breaking down the barriers for SMEs who want to supply to government.”

One company that is on the G-Cloud 10 framework is Advanced. “Gaining accreditation to G-Cloud 10 remains a significant milestone for our cloud hosting, software and support services, ensuring we can demonstrate the positive impact we can deliver to public sector organisations,” said said Gordon Wilson, Chief Executive Officer – Advanced. “These frameworks safeguard high standards and quality; retaining our place on this important public sector marketplace confirms that our cloud solutions continue to meet their rigorous compliance criteria.”

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.

Crown Commercial Service announced in March this year that it was to bring forward the launch of G-Cloud 10, with suppliers then given until 23 May to submit applications. Existing suppliers were able to copy information from one G-Cloud iteration to the next for the first time – a move that has been praised by suppliers.

To find out more about G-Cloud, visit the Digital Marketplace.

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