Thousands of small businesses have won the chance to bid to supply cloud computing services to government bodies through a major government procurement framework

Published 2 July 2019

Last updated 2 July 2019

  • 4,200 suppliers named on new G-Cloud agreement
  • Over 90% of all suppliers are SMEs
  • £4.79bn spend through G-Cloud since 2012, £2.15bn directly with SMEs

G-Cloud 11 has now been awarded and will go live on the Government’s Digital Marketplace soon.

4,200 suppliers have been awarded places on the agreement with over 90% of them small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). More than 31,000 services will be available for customers to access, subject to a process of additional assurance.

Since 2012, more than £4.79bn of cloud and digital services have been procured by public bodies through G-Cloud, with almost 45% percent of that spend going directly to SMEs.

The agreement gives central government, local councils, NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies a way to purchase cloud-based services such as web hosting from a single, central website.

Niall Quinn, Director of Crown Commercial Service’s Technology Pillar, said:

‘G-Cloud continues to be a major success story for how we drive innovation in the public sector. G-Cloud is all about simplicity, making it as straightforward as possible for customers and suppliers to find each other.’

Triad, an SME based in Godalming, has been a G-Cloud supplier since 2013, originally winning a place on G-Cloud ii. 

Adrian Leer, Managing Director of Triad said:

‘Since winning a place on G-Cloud ii in 2013 we have been successful in winning a number of contracts for government. We have been involved in numerous large programmes of work across government and in January 2019 we were ranked 4th of the digital suppliers to government. To be ahead of some of the largest consultancies in the UK as an SME of 70 staff is incredible.’

G-Cloud is accessed through the Digital Marketplace, created in 2014 by Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital Service to make government procurement easier and more transparent.

To find out more about G-Cloud, visit the Digital Marketplace.