The CloudStore will be the catalogue of services and suppliers on the G-Cloud Framework and we’ve been working on designing it for the past couple of weeks. The aim is to make it into a type of “e-marketplace” which contains details of the services, accreditation levels and enable buyers to make comparisons between services to facilitate intelligent and efficient purchasing for buyers and suppliers.
The prototype we’re developing for this has followed much of the methodology we employed to devise the OJEU such as classifying products by Lot:
- Software as a Service
- Platform as a Service
- Infrastructure as a Service
- Specialist Cloud Service
with a view to making it straightforward to navigate alongside working with some of the user journey experts in GDS. We’re currently testing that what we’ve done makes sense and works and then we’ll be opening the store up for everyone to see, use and feedback on but before we can do that we need to get on with working through and assuring the 1700 services for the catalogue .
If you missed out on the last round and want to submit your own company’s cloud-based services to be on the Government CloudStore, then fear not. We are planning to re-open the framework for new suppliers and products in the next couple of months….so watch this space.