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.
- Create, or log into, a supplier account on the Digital Marketplace.
- Register your interest in becoming a G-Cloud 7 supplier.
- Make the supplier declaration on the Digital Marketplace.
- Submit service information on the Digital Marketplace.
- 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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll continue to update the blog with additional information as the submission period goes on.