At the end of October, the Government announced that it would be carrying out a review of the effectiveness of Government ICT framework agreements. This ran throughout November and into early December and meant that all new planned frameworks were paused, including the plans to launch G-Cloud iii in December. The review looked at how effectively current and in-flight ICT frameworks are being used and was commissioned to ensure that existing and any new frameworks are achieving the best savings and are easier and faster for both buyers and suppliers, including SMEs.
The review has now concluded and we’re pleased to confirm the good news that G-Cloud iii has been given the green light to go-ahead. We are busily working away to get the necessary tender documents ready as soon as possible.
Following feedback we’ve received we’re planning to add extra sub categories to cover buyer needs which have been identified. These are:
- Identity services
- Service integration and service management tools
- Software support
If as a buyer or supplier you’ve any other suggestions of sub categories which we should consider adding to the framework, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We plan to start the next procurement during week commencing 7 January 2013 (exact date to be confirmed), so watch this blogsite and twitter for the formal announcement when we are ready to go.