G-Cloud I framework now closed off to new contracts
G-Cloud II services gain buyers' focus after first G-Cloud framework sales total £2.7m
The G-Cloud team has announced that with the first G-Cloud framework having closed on 13th November, no more G-Cloud I call-off contracts can be let.
In a post on the G-Cloud blog , the team points out that any buyers that had assessed suppliers under the first G-Cloud framework but did not award any contracts before the close of the framework must now re-assess their award under the second G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud II, which is already live.
The team points out that as there are nearly double the services on G-Cloud II than were on G-Cloud I, this may work to a prospective buyer's advantage with a wider range of functionality and/or more competitive prices available. Sales figures under the first framework were over £2.7m.
With the G-Cloud framework II now live, the G-Cloud team says that suppliers looking to provide services at security level IL 2 and above should think about starting the pan-government accreditation process through G-Cloud.
The process requires suppliers to document how they provide a service, how the service is supported and from where with details of the security measures employed. The time it takes suppliers to complete the accreditation process will depends on how much preparatory work a supplier has done and how quickly they respond to queries from pan government accreditor CESG.
Suppliers that missed a 14th November accreditation deadline should aim to submit their details by 12th December, the blog says.