Council G-Cloud sales down almost half since April

Written by Colin Marrs on 28 August 2015 in News

Local government purchases through the G-Cloud platform dropped again last month, to £1.36m.

The drop  of more than 19% is the third consecutive monthly fall and overall sales are now down 46% on the figure reported in April.

July saw 234 G-Cloud purchases made by local authorities, a category that also includes housing associations and London mayoral quango Transport for London – up from 221 last month.

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Of that total, 156 were in the “specialist cloud services” category – exactly two thirds of the total.

Figures are expected to be revised upwards due to the inclusion of late supplier returns. The latest figures show that June’s local government sales figure was revised from £1.3m to £1.6m.

The biggest local government purchase was £152,160, spent on an unidentified item in the “software as a service” category by London Borough of Hounslow.

Oxfordshire County Council made the most separate purchases by an individual authority, making 40 payments totalling £235,000.

Across all public bodies, overall spending through G-Cloud has now reached £696m since its launch in 2012.

The figures show that 89% of all purchases by value were made by central government, compared to 76% last month. 64% of the overall total went to small and medium sized enterprises.

The Crown Commercial Service had been expected to release details of the seventh iteration of the G-Cloud framework by the end of August.

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