Three months of plummeting G-Cloud purchases by local government have ended after sales to the sector rose 29% in August.
Purchases in the local authority category – which also includes housing associations and London mayoral quango Transport for London – totalled £1.75m, up from £1.36m the previous month.
The July figure was a 46% drop on the figure reported in April – although that month’s figure has now been revised up significantly to £3m due to late submissions.
There were 225 purchases made by local government bodies during the month, with the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Hounslow making up 48 of those between them.
The largest G-Cloud purchase by a council during the month was £325,000 paid to consultant Deloitte for specialist cloud services by Hampshire County Council.
Across all public bodies, overall spending through G-Cloud has now reached £753.2m since its launch in 2012.
The figures show that 77% of total sales in August by value were through central government, compared to 89% last month.
51% of total sales by value and 60% by volume, from all reported G-Cloud sales to date, have been awarded to small and medium sized enterprises.
Meanwhile, the Digital Marketplace team said that it is expecting the seventh iteration of the G-Cloud framework to go live on 23 November.
A statement said: “All G-Cloud 5 services will be removed from the Digital Marketplace when G7 services go live. All G-Cloud 6 services will stay on the Digital Marketplace until the G-Cloud 8 framework goes live.”
The deadline for submitting applications to G-Cloud 7 is 3pm (BST) on Tuesday 6 October 2015, and suppliers will be informed if they are on the framework by 9 November.