06 May 2022
The UK government is launching a set of deals for cloud services and software which could be worth up to £5bn, under the auspices of G-Cloud 13. The Crown Commercial Services (CCS) – a central government procurement body – has launched the tender for a range of technologies under the eponymous computing model. The contracting authority, a special unit within the Cabinet Office, has published two procurement notices which describe a framework agreement for G-Cloud services, an arrangement within which providers can offer services under a fixed set of prices and pre-conditions. The framework is divided into lots covering cloud hosting (£750m), cloud software (£750m) and cloud support (£2.5bn), according to a tender notice. Setup, migration, and security is advertised under a different notice and worth up to £1bn.