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G-Cloud 7 is open for submissions

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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 commoditised cloud services on the Digital Marketplace, you need to submit them to the G-Cloud framework first.

How it works

If your application to G-Cloud 7 is successful then the basic terms of your service will have already been agreed with government following a formal Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) procurement process. Public sector organisations can then 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 7, is now open for submissions. You’ll need to follow the process below and be successful in your application before your services can be accepted on the Digital Marketplace.

        1. Create, or log into, a supplier account on the Digital Marketplace.
        2. Register your interest in becoming a G-Cloud 7 supplier.
        3. Make the supplier declaration on the Digital Marketplace.
        4. Submit service information on the Digital Marketplace.
        5. Wait for compliance checks to be made on your information. If accepted, your services will be published on the Digital Marketplace when G-Cloud 7 goes live.

The timetable

Date Activity
28.8.15 Dispatch of the OJEU contract notice
1.9.15 Digital Marketplace opens for submissions
1.9.15 Clarification period starts
22.9.15 Clarification period closes at 17:00 hours BST
29.9.15 Deadline for the publication of responses to clarification questions at 17:00 hours BST
6.10.15 Tender submission deadline at 15:00 hours BST
9.11.15 “Intention to award notification issued to successful and unsuccessful potential providers
10.11.15 - 19.11.15 10 day standstill
23.11.15 Expected start date for framework agreement(s)

Suppliers should send any questions about G-Cloud 7 to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) via their account on the Digital Marketplace.

Please see further guidance on how to apply in our previous blog posts:

If you have any technical issues with the Digital Marketplace, please email us at

We’ll continue to update the blog with additional information as the submission period goes on.

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  1. Comment by Billy Lyle posted on

    Hello when will the next round of submissions to be part of the G Cloud frame work start ?

    • Replies to Billy Lyle>

      Comment by Amy McNichol posted on

      Hi Billy,

      We don't have any dates for this yet. Please sign up to the blog to stay up to date with G-Cloud news.


  2. Comment by Brendan Kelly posted on

    is there any update on Billy Lyle's question about the next round of submissions?
    Brendan Kelly

    • Replies to Brendan Kelly>

      Comment by Amy McNichol posted on

      Hello Brendan,

      There's no update just yet. I can only give you the same advice as we gave Billy.


  3. Comment by Ros posted on

    I think I read somewhere that this initiative would be open for new submissions every six months, if the last framework went live in November 2015, can we expect a new framework to open in May 2016?