Whilst IDE Group customers and partners are familiar with our expertise in the provision, maintenance and support of Cloud and other IT Infrastructure services, many are not aware that we are also an approved supplier within the Governments G-Cloud 7 Framework.
The G-Cloud 7 Framework
This framework allows us to deliver a full suite of products and services to any government department or associated organisation seeking people and technology for digital projects. In fact IDE Group has already started to demonstrate its expertise in private sector cloud management, with an exciting partnership alongside The Department of Health already well underway.
But what is ‘G-Cloud 7’?
Put simply, it is a UK Government initiative targeted at easing procurement by public sector bodies and Government departments that are seeking commodity Information Technology services that are based on cloud computing. G-Cloud consists of a series of framework agreements with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can buy services without needing to run a full tender or competition procurement process.
IDE Group was confirmed as an official supplier as part of the latest approval process called G-Cloud 7, allowing us to provide many different Cloud based services to the public sector, this includes:
- Cloud Backup
- Cloud Storage
- Service Desk Solutions
- Service Management
- Transition Management
- Cloud Monitoring
- Cloud Business Analysis
- Legacy to Cloud Rationalisation
- Cloud Design Consultancy
IDE Group already delivers Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service solutions, (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS), to a wide variety of private sector enterprises, so it is entirely logical that these services should be highly suitable to the public sector as well, the G-Cloud 7 framework allows us to do this.
Many IDE Group cloud service solutions have now been added and made available on the G-Cloud online store – the “Digital Marketplace”, which allows public sector bodies to search for services that are covered by the G-Cloud frameworks. Specialist IDE Group bid teams are now available to assist procurement teams and to provide consultancy around these complex projects. Of course it doesn’t need to stop there, our dedicated delivery teams are also on hand to provision and deploy large scale solutions across large estates and multiple users.
In common with our standard operating model, IDE Group can offer these services on a supply only basis, or to deliver maximum value we can develop a tailored managed service offering to provide fully outsourced support and maintenance throughout a project or even technology lifecycle.
What IDE Group offers
IDE Group is a well-established and rapidly growing integrated IT services & cloud provider, employing over 450 experts across the UK and listed on the AIM exchange. What makes us unique from our competitors is our philosophy of taking full ownership for all aspects of any project, this is underpinned by our own high performance network and data centre estate, designed, built and owned by IDE Group. This approach allows us to take both ownership and control of every aspect of solution delivery, which provides our customers the confidence to trust us implicitly.
Recognising the importance of the G-Cloud framework approval, Phil Offord, Group Sales and Marketing Director at IDE Group said:
“We are delighted to be recognised as a leading provider of cloud services. G-Cloud 7 enables us to deliver the great value and high quality services to the public sector, which we already provide to our private sector customers.”
If you would like to discuss one of IDE Group’s Digital Marketplace services or are working on a public sector project and would like to discuss any of our cloud and IT infrastructure solutions, please use the link and our bid team will get back to you shortly.