G-Cloud 13

Summary: 

Buy cloud-based computing services such as hosting, software and cloud support, including many off-the-shelf, pay-as-you-go cloud solutions.

Description: 

G-Cloud 13 will replace G-Cloud 12 and will continue to provide cloud hosting and software services, together with associated support services to the UK central government departments and all other public sector bodies.

We are introducing the following changes;

  • improved terms and conditions, with greater inclusion for the provision of day rate cloud support services
  • inclusion of the latest procurement policies, including social value and prompt payment
  • introduction of a fourth Lot for further competition for Cloud Support Services for larger, more complex requirements.

Note, the scope and application process for Lots 1-3 remain unchanged. Suppliers can apply for any combination of the four lots.

The G-Cloud 13 agreement will run for 12 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months. 

The G-Cloud 13 call-off term has changed to 36 months with an optional 12 month extension.

Benefits: 

It is intended to build upon the benefits of the previous G-Cloud framework, including;

  • access to multiple suppliers and cloud services, including a high number of SMEs
  • quick and easy route to market
  • access to the latest cloud technology and innovation
  • Improved pricing via further competition for Cloud Support Services in Lot 4

Product types: 

Lot 1 Cloud Hosting (PaaS, IaaS) – cloud platform or infrastructure, which allows buyers to deploy, manage and run software, and provision and use processing, storage or networking resources;

Lot 2 Cloud Software (SaaS) – applications which are accessed over the internet and hosted in the cloud;

Lot 3 Cloud Support – to help set up and maintain cloud software or hosting services.

  • Cloud Migration Planning
  • Set Up and Migration
  • Security Services
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Testing
  • Training
  • Ongoing Support

Lot 4 Cloud Support – Further Competition – the scope of this lot is the same as Lot 3 but is designed for larger, more complex requirements procured through further competition.

 

Market engagement:

In 2021 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) ran supplier and customer surveys. We later held a supplier event and 1 to 1 supplier interviews. 

We held customer events in June 2021. These events helped us to understand the details around needs for buying, consuming and implementing cloud services. 

In December 2021 CCS published a RFI to G-Cloud 12 Lot 3 suppliers to obtain feedback on the scope and market interest for Lot 4. 

Please check this page often for updates on our plans for further engagement.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Not applicable
Contract Notice in Find a Tender Service (FTS) Read contract notice for lots 1 to 3
Read contract notice for lot 4
Tender documents Download tender document for lots 1 to 3
Download tender documents for lot 4

Timeline

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement August 2021
Drafting of procurement documentation November 2021
Publication of FTS notice 8 March 2022
Framework Award September/October  2022