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G-Cloud 6: time for submissions

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The application process for G-Cloud 6

About G-Cloud 6

G-Cloud is a set of frameworks for the public sector to buy cloud-based services through the Digital Marketplace. You can apply to be listed on the G-Cloud framework when an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) is open. On average, an OJEU will be open for 6 weeks, once every 6 to 9 months.

Once your submission has been processed, buyers will be able to review your service live on the Digital Marketplace.

The lots have remained the same as previous framework iterations:
Lot 1: Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS)
Lot 2: Platform As A Service (PaaS)
Lot 3: Software As A Service (SaaS)
Lot 4: Specialist Cloud Services (SCS)

G-Cloud 6 is similar to the previous iteration of the framework, G-Cloud 5, in scope but we’ve updated the guidance and supporting information to help make it easier to apply. These blog posts will also help suppliers to better understand how to structure their data in the Digital Marketplace.

Please note that previous services have not been pre-loaded into the Digital Marketplace Service Submission Portal (SSP). We would encourage all existing suppliers to submit their services to benefit from the new data structure.

Please read through all of the information provided in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).

Submitting your application

You can now submit your applications for OJEU notice for the G-Cloud 6 framework. We can confirm the timetable for this round of submissions.

6.11.14 Publication of the OJEU Contract Notice
6.11.14 Clarification period starts
6.11.14 Bravo e-Sourcing Portal opens
6.11.14 Service Submission Portal opens
2.12.14 Clarification period closes
8.12.14 Deadline for the publication of responses to Clarification questions
17.12.14 “Tender Submission Deadline” (3pm GMT)
20.1.15 Intention to award notification issued to successful and unsuccessful Potential Providers.
21.1.15 - 30.1.15 10 day standstill (in accordance with Regulation 32)
2.2.15 Expected “Commencement date” for Framework Agreement

The application process

  1. Sign up to the CCS BravoSolution tool
  2. Register your expression of interest on the BravoSolution tool, when the OJEU opens
  3. Answer the invitation to tender (ITT) questions on the BravoSolution tool
  4. Submit company and service details to the Digital Marketplace using the Service Submission Portal (SSP)
  5. Wait for assurance checks to be made on your information. If accepted, these services will be published on the Digital Marketplace when G-Cloud 6 goes live

  6. Any questions you have about the process or the framework should be submitted via the CCS BravoSolution tool.
    If you have any technical issues, please email us at

    We’ll continue to update the blog with additional information as the submission period goes on and as always we’re keen to hear your feedback to ensure we can keep improving this process.

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  1. Comment by Tim Easton posted on

    Hi Raphaelle
    Is there anyway to re-use the responses to the eProcurement questionnaire for G Cloud 5 to respond the G Cloud 6 Bravo questionnaire? Also when you say that previous services have not been pre-loaded into the Digital Marketplace Service Submission Portal, how can I therefore see our G Cloud 5 services displayed on the Digital Marketplace? If this is the case, do we still have to submit the current services again?
    Thanks for your help

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      Comment by Raphaelle Heaf posted on

      On your dashboard, you will be able to see the services that are currently live in the Digital Marketplace but due to the new data structure for G-Cloud 6, services need to be full re submitted. This blog post details this more

      We have shared the questions to help suppliers prepare in this blog post

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        Comment by Piers posted on


        The links in this post do not work.

        Can you reconfirm them...

        • Replies to Piers>

          Comment by Raphaelle Heaf posted on

          These should be working now. Please email <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> if you have any further issues.

    • Replies to Tim Easton>

      Comment by Raphaelle Heaf posted on

      The new tools both need suppliers to complete their details from scratch. This is due to a large restructure in the questions and data.

      The Digital Marketplace shows all services that are currently live in G-Cloud 4 & 5 but to submit for G-Cloud 6 you will need to re-enter you service description and details. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>

  2. Comment by Tony Silverman posted on

    I am trying to enter my services but cannot since the SSP login is telling me that another company has a duplicate DUNS number. This is not the case but we recently changed company name since there is no helpdesk telephone number I am having problems resolving this in a timely manner. Why are the login details for the CCS sourcing suite and the SSP not integrated - it's very disjointed and a poor example of bad execution. Meanwhile the deadline is looming (today is the 15th) and I'm waiting for answers!

    • Replies to Tony Silverman>

      Comment by Raphaelle Heaf posted on

      If you email us at <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> we will ensure to help you resolve this asap.

  3. Comment by Peter Male posted on

    Tender Submission Deadline” (3pm BST) - is this 3pm today or actually 2pm as we are now in GMT?

  4. Comment by Benjamin Jackson posted on


    Is it possible to view a submitted service to clarify the wording for one of our suppliers?

    Many Thanks,

    • Replies to Benjamin Jackson>

      Comment by Raphaelle Heaf posted on

      Please could you email <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> and they will look into this for you.

  5. Comment by Alex Dwyer posted on

    Does anyone know when the OJEU will be open

    • Replies to Alex Dwyer>

      Comment by Amy McNichol posted on

      Hi there,

      Please sign up for updates on this blog and follow us on Twitter @GOVUKdigimkt
      All dates will be communicated on these platforms.

      Hope this helps.