https://digitalmarketplace.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/13/g-cloud-9-apply-to-supply-your-cloud-services/

G-Cloud 9: apply to supply your cloud services

G-Cloud 9 (G9) opened for applications on 7 March 2017. You can now apply to offer your cloud technology and support services to government through the G9 framework.

If your application is successful, we expect your G9 services to be available on the Digital Marketplace on 22 May 2017. The deadline for applications is 5pm BST on 11 April 2017.

G-Cloud 7 and G-Cloud 8 suppliers

Suppliers on G-Cloud 7 (G7) and G-Cloud 8 (G8) must apply to G9 to continue selling their services on the Digital Marketplace. We’ll be removing G7 and G8 services from the Digital Marketplace when G9 services go live.

Eligible services

Your services may be eligible for G9 if they fit into one of these categories:

How to apply

Our G-Cloud suppliers’ guide explains how to apply to G9.

The timetable

Date Activity
07.03.17 G-Cloud 9 is open for applications
07.03.17 Clarification period starts
28.03.17 Clarification period closes at 5pm (BST)
04.04.17 5pm (BST) deadline for publishing answers to supplier questions
11.04.17 5pm (BST) application deadline
08.05.17 “Suppliers are told the result of their application ('intention to award')
09.05.17 10-day standstill period begins
18.05.17 10-day standstill period ends 11.59pm (BST)
22.05.17 We expect G9 services to be available in the Digital Marketplace

How to ask a question

Now that G9 is open for applications, we’re in the ‘clarification period’. This means that if you need to ask a question about G9, you must send it to the Crown Commercial Service through the dedicated G9 updates page of your account on the Digital Marketplace. We’ll post all questions and answers on this page.

To make sure the process is fair and transparent, all suppliers will be able to see all questions and answers. You can ask questions between now and 5pm BST on 28 March 2017. We’ll answer them by 5pm BST on 4 April 2017.

If you have technical problems

Email enquiries@digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk if you have any technical issues with the Digital Marketplace.

Take part in user research

If you'd like to participate in research during your application, please sign up here and our researchers will be in touch.

4 comments

  1. Amit

    Can a GCloud sourcing that commences in April with longlisting using GCloud 8 be concluded in say June, when GCloud 9 is the only version of GCloud to be available. In this instance, are parties at will to agree the supplier's previous GCloud 8 prices as these would have been a factor in the decision making? Also, could the parties contract on the GCloud 9 call off contract in such a scenario?

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  2. Jo Cooper

    Hi,
    Under lot 4 in G-Cloud 8 recruitment agents were able to provide support services to members of the framework. With G-Cloud 9 and the new definition of three available lots there is no scope for recruitment agents to be a part of framework. These is very clearly laid out in the tender documents as well. Can I ask if there are plans to create a new framework for IT recruitment services?
    thank you.

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