Today framework RM1557ii – better known as G-Cloudii is live and available for buyers to purchase from. We’re really pleased with it as it means that CloudStore now has over 3000 services available from 458 suppliers (from 662 expressions of interest) which is double what we had on G-Cloud i. These new services cover a much broader range with some of the gaps we had in G-Cloud i now filled so Lot 3 now has services relating to :
- Accessibility tools
- End-user device services
- Agile tools
- Anti-spam & Captcha
- Learning management
- Simulation & training
whilst Lot 4 now has a number of Agile development and management services.
An added bonus is also that of the 458 suppliers 75% are SME’s which is also really good news as it means we are managing to make supplying to government simpler and opening up a more competitive marketplace.
There are a couple of key differences from last time round namely that the contract term is longer, the value has increased and we’ve done a lot of work around the data protection and liability sections but we’ve told you all about that before. If you’d like to see a full list of suppliers on G-Cloud ii by lot then it’s here otherwise please go straight to CloudStore and have a look at them all and if you’re a buyer please get buying!