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How to sell services on the Digital Marketplace

The application process for G-Cloud 6

Public sector organisations use the Digital Marketplace to find and compare cloud-based services, like web hosting or site analytics. If you want to sell services on the Digital Marketplace, you need to submit them to the G-Cloud framework first.

How it works

All services on the Digital Marketplace are part of the G-Cloud framework – a catalogue of services where the basic terms of use have already been agreed between the government and suppliers following a formal Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) procurement process.

This means public sector organisations can buy services more quickly because they don’t have to run a full tender.

How to apply

The latest iteration of the G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud 6, is now open for submissions. You’ll need to follow the process below before your services can be accepted on the Digital Marketplace.

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

The timetable

DATE ACTIVITY
6.11.14 Publication of the OJEU contract notice
6.11.14 Clarification period starts
6.11.14 Crown Commercial Service eSourcing Portal opens
6.11.14 Digital Marketplace service submissions 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 BST)
20.1.15 ‘Intention to award’ notification issued to successful and unsuccessful potential providers.
21.1.15 – 30.1.15 10-day standstill
2.2.15 Expected start date” for framework agreement

You should submit any questions you have about the process or the framework using the Crown Commercial Service eSourcing Portal.

If you have any technical issues with the Digital Marketplace, please email us at enquiries@digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk. If you have any queries about the Crown Commercial Service eSourcing portal itself, please email help@bravosolution.co.uk.

We’ll continue to update the blog with additional information as the submission period goes on. Please send any feedback you have to enquiries@digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk so we can continue to improve the process.

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