This area of the site gives you all the information you need to become part of the G-Cloud supplier community. Whether this is the first time your organisation has been part of a government procurement exercise or whether you already work under government contract you should take a look at the information on this site – we’ve put everything you need to know in one place.
G-Cloud is all about making it easier for suppliers and government to work together. The aim of this phase of G-Cloud is to create a government marketplace of cloud services – which we’ve called the CloudStore.
As the name suggests G-Cloud is focused on cloud-based services – this includes public and private cloud. In the first phase we are working with suppliers of: IaaS / PaaS and SaaS and services that relate to them such as data-migration, service integration.
The overall process follows these stages:
Suppliers submit bids for the services they wish to supply
Government then evaluates and selects suppliers based on the responses provided and creates a Framework Agreement with the successful companies;
We then conduct mandatory assurance checks and, for the successful services, we invite suppliers to put their appropriate services through an optional pan-government Accreditation Process ;
Government buyers use the CloudStore to compare and select a service to meet their needs through a call-off contract.