11 facts about G-Cloud 11
G-Cloud 11 is on the horizon, new suppliers might want to check out our 11 facts about the framework. Some of them might even surprise you...
- The G-Cloud framework is a catalogue of services where the basic terms have already been agreed between the government and suppliers. This means buyers can buy services without running a full OJEU procurement each time.
- G-Cloud has since its inception in 2012 generated sales of over £4bn sold with 45% of this awarded to SMEs!
- The framework is uncapped so, if the application is compliant, an unlimited number of suppliers can join the framework.
- G-Cloud has 3 Lots:
Lot 1: Cloud Hosting
Lot 2: Cloud Software
Lot 3: Cloud Support
- G-Cloud is open to cloud suppliers of all sizes.
- G-Cloud allows buyers to direct award a contract.
- The framework is for off the shelf cloud solutions, not bespoke development.
- The spend data for G-Cloud is publicly available and published quarterly by CCS.
- To list on G-Cloud you don’t need to have any formal security certifications. However, certifications are a feature in which buyers can shortlist suppliers so any you do have could give you the advantage.
- On G-Cloud, if there are differences between a supplier’s terms and conditions and those in the framework agreement, the terms of the framework agreement will be used.
- You don’t need to be based in the UK to list as a supplier on the framework.
There you have it, 11 facts about G-Cloud 11. If you want more information on who is eligible, how contracts are awarded or even just some tips for applying and winning business check out our ‘Ultimate Guide to G-Cloud’ page.