IDE Group has been an approved supplier within the UK Government’s G-Cloud Framework for some time. We’re delighted to confirm our status has been updated and we are a fully approved G-Cloud 9 supplier.

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.

But what is ‘G-Cloud 9’?

G-Cloud is an established government initiative targeted at easing procurement by public sector bodies and Government departments seeking commodity Information Technology services based on cloud computing. Public sector organisations are able buy those services without having to run a full tender or competitive procurement process.

G-Cloud 9 is the latest update to the framework and it allows us to provide many more cloud based services to the public sector.

  • Cloud Backup
  • Cloud Storage
  • Service Desk Solutions
  • Service Management
  • Transition Management
  • Cloud Monitoring
  • Cloud Business Analysis
  • Legacy to Cloud Rationalisation
  • Cloud Design Consultancy

How does G-Cloud 9 differ from the previous G-Cloud classifications?

Improvements made to G-Cloud 9 were driven by insights gained from user research conducted by the government.

A single iteration of G-Cloud

Since G-Cloud 2, two iterations of the G-Cloud framework have run in parallel. G9 replaces G-Cloud 7 and G-Cloud 8 to provide consistent information about all services, bringing more of the G-Cloud buying journey online. Buyers and suppliers can now use one set of contracts for all their G-Cloud services.

A new lot structure

There are now three lots, grouped into ‘Cloud hosting’, ‘Cloud software’ and ‘Cloud support’. For ease, updated descriptions for each service are provided in detail to relevant suppliers and buyers upon application.

IDE Group already delivers Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service solutions to a wide variety of private sector enterprises. These services are highly suitable for the public sector and G-Cloud 9 framework allows us to provide them to those organisations.

IDE Group cloud services have been made available on the G-Cloud online store. The “Digital Marketplace” allows public sector bodies to search for services that are covered by the G-Cloud frameworks.

Specialist IDE Group bid teams are available to assist procurement teams and to provide consultancy around these projects. Our delivery teams are also on hand to provision and deploy large scale solutions across large estates and multiple users.

If you’d 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 contact us.