Suppliers will be able to apply to offer their services through G-Cloud 8 (G8) in mid May and we expect that G8 services will be available to buy on the Digital Marketplace in August.
To give interested suppliers a chance to plan their applications, we’re sharing the provisional timetable of G8 dates now. These dates may change slightly.
|17.5.16||G-Cloud 8 is open for applications|
|17.5.16||Clarification period starts|
|7.6.16||Clarification period closes at 5pm (BST)|
|14.6.16||5pm (BST) deadline for publishing answers to supplier questions|
|21.6.16||5pm (BST) application deadline|
|19.7.16||Suppliers are told the result of their application ('intention to award')|
|20.7.16||10 day standstill period begins|
|29.7.16||10 day standstill period ends 11.59pm (BST)|
|1.8.16||We expect G8 services to be available in the Digital Marketplace|
The G8 application process
Although you won’t be able to start your application online until the framework is open in mid May, you can create a Digital Marketplace account now. We’ll let everyone with an account know when they can start their application.
User feedback told us that the G-Cloud 7 (G7) application process was simpler and easier than the one we used for G-Cloud 6 (G6). With this in mind, the way suppliers apply to G8 will be the same as for G7. Suppliers will:
- apply through a single system
- give information about their services
- make a supplier declaration
- ask questions through their Digital Marketplace account
- be able to see all supplier questions as well an answer from an expert in the relevant subject area
You can read more about the application process in the G-Cloud suppliers’ guide.