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G-Cloud 8: proposed contract variation

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Today we are emailing G-Cloud 8 (G8) suppliers to ask them to agree to a proposed ‘contract variation’.

What suppliers need to know

In the answers provided to suppliers while G8 was open for applications, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreed to make some minor changes to the G8 contracts. A number of these changes were not included in the final documents that were shared with suppliers.

These minor changes make it easier for G8 suppliers to work with government, and are contained in the proposed contract variation.

To review these minor changes and accept them, G8 suppliers need to log into their Digital Marketplace account using this link:

What buyers need to know

The minor changes to the framework agreement and call-off contract clarify the working relationship between suppliers and CCS. They make it easier for suppliers to work positively with government.

When the changes come into effect

We want the variation to come into effect as soon as possible so that we can quickly put the new documents into use. We’re asking suppliers to accept the changes within 14 days.

Once all G8 suppliers have accepted the changes, CCS will countersign the contract variation and it will come into effect. We will notify G8 suppliers once the contract variation has been countersigned.

Which contracts to use until the changes come into effect

Until CCS has countersigned the contract variation, buyers and suppliers must continue to use the published framework agreement and call-off contract on GOV.UK.

When the contract variation comes into effect, the published documents will be updated on GOV.UK. We’ll also write a blog post.


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  1. Comment by Andrew Melvin posted on

    How do suppliers confirm acceptance of the Variation, or otherwise?

  2. Comment by Jim posted on