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