G-Cloud 11 bidding opens today
Applications now being accepted for latest iteration of framework
Bidding for the 11th iteration of the G-Cloud framework opens today.
The government has announced that current and potential supplier can submit their applications from today until 5pm on 15 May.
Bidders are scheduled to be informed of the result of their application on 20 June, ahead of the framework going live on 2 July.
Recent versions of G-Cloud have been divided into three lots, covering cloud hosting, cloud software, and cloud support.
The new deal will also be split into three sections, but the government specified that bidders “can apply to sell cyber security services on G-Cloud 11”. This will include “services that are assured under these National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) schemes”, such as cybersecurity consultancy, penetrating testing, and cyber incident response.
We will be opening G-Cloud 11 on Monday 25th March for new and current suppliers. Prospective suppliers must sign up to apply. Find out more information here: https://t.co/douceyTUoL #GCloud11 pic.twitter.com/1Bs4LQmLLd— Digital Marketplace (@GOVUKdigimkt) March 20, 2019
A total of 3,505 suppliers won a spot on G-Cloud 10 – including 649 firms that made the cut for the first time.
UKCloud was one of just 287 companies that bagged a spot on all three lots of the deal.
The firm’s chief executive Simon Hansford said: "Since its inception, G-Cloud aimed to open the market to smaller businesses looking to compete for government contracts. This happened at the start, however over the last couple of years we've seen a return of government awarding contracts to big tech companies over SMEs.”
He added: “Having a vibrant SME community not only drives innovation throughout government but significantly reduces costs and increases competition. As such, we expect the launch of G-Cloud 11 to present strong opportunities for SMEs given government’s renewed commitment to increasing SME spend."
Tax agency issues procurement alert for ‘notebook application’ for evidence-gathering
Government's new Innovation Strategy set out ambitious proposals to update processes, eliminate ageing kit, and embrace emerging technologies. PublicTechnology caught up with...
PublicTechnology talks to CCS technology director Niall Quinn and a selection of suppliers about the future of IT procurement
Whitehall’s outlay on consultants and temporary workers rose by £267m in FY19
Migrating to the cloud or moving to a future network can be a risky business. BT explains how managing applications is important for end user experience, productivity and for understanding and...
BT presents a new eGuide, looking at how to build infrastructure able to support growth both now and into the future
BT spoke with Ovum's Brian Washburn about the network trends taking place in 2019, covering SD-WAN, NFV, hybrid networking and cloud connectivity services
BT walks through how CIOs are riding the wave of new network technology like SD-WAN, NFV, Cloud and Hybrid to shape their network for a digital future