GDS gives suppliers two more days to apply for G-Cloud 8

Written by Rebecca Hill on 17 June 2016 in News

The Government Digital Service has extended the application deadline for G-Cloud 8.

The GDS has given suppliers more time to reach the cloud - Photo credit: Fotolia

Companies that want to supply services through the eighth iteration of the framework now have until 5pm on 23 June to apply.

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The GDS said that it had made some changes in response to a number of questions about the G-Cloud 8 framework agreement and call-off contract.

As such the deadline has been extended by two days.

The new versions of the framework agreement and call-off contracts can be seen by suppliers in their Digital Marketplace accounts, the GDS said.

G-Cloud 8 is set to go live in August. 

Previously, the GDS had acknowledged confusion around G-Cloud 7 and said that the G-Cloud 8 documents would be “shorter and clearer”.

Although the G-Cloud 8 application process will be the same as previous iterations, the Digtial Marketplace team has said it was considering scrapping the current four G-Cloud categories - Infrastructure as a Service, Platforms as a Service,  Software as a Service and Specialist Cloud Services - and would work out whether to make those changes for the G-Cloud 9 process.


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