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Approvals for the G-Cloud 13 Framework increase

Written by Thu 10 Nov 2022

Open for applications in early March this year, the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace by the Crown Commercial Service of the UK Government has seen many organisations gain approval under the G-Cloud 13 initiative.

The G-Cloud 13 framework, which replaces G-Cloud 12, was introduced to enable central government departments and public sector bodies in the UK to purchase cloud-based services. For firms that manage to obtain approval under this system, they will likely be able to gain an easy route to market.

The G-Cloud Digital Marketplace offers a streamlined process for procuring cloud-related services and centralises the vendor application process. The timing of these new approvals comes at a crucial moment, as there is a growing need for high-quality IT services at a competitive price to enhance the work of government departments and organisations such as the National Healthcare Service (NHS).

Firms including WalkMe, a provider of digital adoption services, and Crossfuze, a supplier of ServiceNow advisory support, have now joined the new framework and will be able to work with UK government bodies under this agreement.

According to Simon Blunn, Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA at WalkMe, this approval will help strengthen government-citizen relationships through enhanced user experience and accessibility.

“We look forward to playing a role in the improvement of the digital citizen experience across the UK and to discover the innovative ways public sector organizations will use WalkMe technology to drive efficiency, save money, and elevate the experience for end users across the board,” said Blunn.

G-Cloud 13 is split up into four lots: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Software, and Cloud Support. In total, there are more than 4,500 suppliers listed in the three lots, including recent additions of Arqit, Altuity, Cadcorp, Content Guru, Cyara, de Novo Solutions, Echoworx, Entrust, Immuta, invenioLSI, Nine23, Trust Stamp, and 1Place.

The three lots are said to be worth up to £4 billion in deals, with a fourth proposed lot representing end-to-end cloud services worth another £1 billion in potential investment deals.

When the G-Cloud 13 framework goes live, it is hoped that both vendor and buyers will be able to benefit from the most up-to-date procurement policies, improved inclusion of day-rate cloud support services and access to cutting edge cloud technology and innovation.

Written by Thu 10 Nov 2022

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