G-Cloud (Government Cloud) is a UK government initiative that offers a framework for public sector organisations to procure cloud-based services from approved suppliers There are around 31,000 cloud services on the G-Cloud framework. Buying services through frameworks is faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts.
Other than speeding up the aquisition process, using G-Cloud has several other benefits compared to traditional tender processes for public sector organisations looking to source a new product or service:
Suppliers provide competitive, transparent pricing, often with discounts for public sector organizations. This can result in cost savings compared to traditional procurement methods.
Gain Access to Specialised Expertise:
G-Cloud includes a wide range of suppliers offering specialised cloud-based services. Public sector organisations can easily find and access providers with the specific expertise they need.
Reduced Administrative Burden:
G-Cloud streamlines the procurement process with standardised contracts, reducing administrative paperwork and legal negotiations.
Transparency and Accountability:
G-Cloud promotes transparency in the procurement process by providing detailed information on services and pricing. This transparency helps ensure accountability and value for money.
Security and Compliance:
Suppliers must meet government security and compliance standards, reducing the burden on organisations to assess security and compliance measures independently.
Innovation and Access to New Technologies:
Public sector organisations can readily access innovative, cutting-edge cloud services, staying up to date with the latest technology trends.
G-Cloud minimises the risk of selecting unqualified or unreliable suppliers. The approved suppliers have undergone a vetting process.
Consistency and Standardisation:
G-Cloud uses standardised contracts and service level agreements, providing a consistent and clear framework for service delivery.
Who can use G-Cloud?
All government departments, local authorities, colleges and universities, police forces, fire and rescue services and wider public-sector bodies are eligible to buy services on the Digital Marketplace.
Active are proud to be an accredited G-Cloud Cloud software supplier.
You can find a list of approved Cloud software suppliers – including us! – here https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/g-cloud/suppliers