The G-Cloud 12 framework is now open!
The G-Cloud 12 framework is now open for supplier applications. Here's everything that cloud technology suppliers need to know.
The G-Cloud 12 framework is now here. Supplier applications have opened today, 3rd March 2020. With an application window of a month and a half – a bit longer than usual! – there’s still reason to make sure you’re getting started early in the process. In fact, there are a few changes from G-Cloud 11, so it’s important to make sure you’re aware of how it all works before getting started!
What is G-Cloud 12?
G-Cloud 12 is a framework for suppliers of cloud related technologies and services. It’s used by many public sector organisations and departments to procure their solutions. There are three Lots (categories) that suppliers can list under:
- Cloud Hosting – Cloud platforms or infrastructures
- Cloud Software – Applications accessed over private or public networks e.g. the internet and hosted in the cloud
- Cloud Support – For services that help the public sector set-up or maintain their cloud software or hosting
For more information on how the G-Cloud framework works, check out our Ultimate Guide to G-Cloud. It has everything you need to know!
What is the timeline for the G-Cloud 12 framework?
The timetable for G-Cloud 12 has been provisionally outlined by CCS…
|Tues 3rd March 2020||Applications for G-Cloud 12 open|
|Weds 1st July||Deadline for clarification questions|
|Mon 13th July||Answers to clarification questions published|
|Mon 20th July||Applications close|
|Sun 1st Sept||Suppliers notified if application was successful|
|Mon 2nd Sept until Sun 14th Sept||Standstill period|
|Mon 28th Sept 2020||G-Cloud 12 goes Live|
|Mon 27th Sept 2022||G-Cloud 12 closes (due to extension)|
What should I do now?
If you’re new to the framework, then you shouldn’t wait around. It might seem like getting on to G-Cloud 12 is simple, but there are factors to consider. There’s also a lot to plan and get right to ensure you’re winning business on the framework. Service Definitions are now mandatory for this iteration too, so these will be a key aspect to a great listing! If you’re still considering whether to apply, here’s 12 reasons why you should.
If you’ve listed before, then take this time to make sure you’ve got everything ready for the changes to this iteration. It’s usually not as simple as straight-up relisting! If you’re not winning any business through the framework, now’s the time to ask yourself why. A longer application window than previous G-Cloud iterations gives you a chance to review your listings and make sure you’re maximising your potential.