G-Cloud 13 plans new Lot 4
Crown Commercial Service have asked for feedback on a potential new Lot 4 for G-Cloud 13.
Amongst the waves of changes Crown Commercial Service are making to the Digital Marketplace (Digital Outcomes 6, a new Digital Specialists & Programmes framework, and more!), one you may have missed is about a new Lot 4 on G-Cloud 13.
CCS have recently put the feelers out for a new Lot on the staple route to market that is G-Cloud. And now confirmed, this is happening when the 13th iteration arrives for applications in the March 2022, and goes Live in the Summer. For more info on G-Cloud 13, here’s our dedicated blog.
What is Lot 4 on G-Cloud?
The proposed Lot 4 on G-Cloud will be for the provision of end-to-end cloud services. This is for larger scale transition projects, that feature planning, setup, migration, security services, ongoing support and more. Suppliers in this Lot will have to provide all of these provisions, for larger projects.
This category of G-Cloud is touted to be further competition only too, and unlike Lots 1-3, will not feature direct award capability.
Will anything else change?
We’re likely to see a big change to the application process for this Lot. With new social value and net zero targets within government, suppliers are almost certainly going to be asked about these on application. So expect there to be quite a bit more work when it comes to submissions this time around!
Also, it looks like this won’t work on a listing submission basis. Suppliers will have to submit a tender in response to the framework (similar to traditional frameworks) – meaning we may see this Lot being capped and more competitive. Watch this space!
When will we see G-Cloud 13 Lot 4?
Lot 4 will open for applications on Weds 9th March 2022 and close on Weds 18th May 2022. In line with Lots 1-3. However, the overall timeline does diverge from that of the rest of the framework. Here’s the proposed timeline:
|Applications (ITT) opens||Weds 9th March 2022|
|Clarification questions close||Tues 14th April|
|Application deadline||Weds 18th May|
|Award||Fri 21st October|
|go-Live||Mon 24th October 2022|
We’ll keep any more info we get about G-Cloud 13 Lot 4 up-to-date and published right here.