G-Cloud 9 Now Closed

G-Cloud 9 has now closed and will replace both G-Cloud 7 and G-Cloud 8. All current suppliers must have now applied for G-Cloud 9.

The UK Government has announced that the next round of G-Cloud is now closed. In a break with all previous rounds, there was no parallel running of the previous G-Cloud contracts. This means that all G-Cloud service providers must have completed an application for G-Cloud 9 or their ability to provide service to the public sector will cease when G-Cloud 9 goes live in May 2017.

The provisional timetable is:

07.03.17G-Cloud 9 opens for applications
07.03.17Clarification period starts
28.03.17Clarification period closes at 5pm (BST)
04.04.175pm (BST) deadline for publishing answers to supplier questions
11.04.175pm (BST) application deadline
08.05.17Suppliers are told the result
09.05.1710-day standstill period begins
18.05.1710-day standstill period ends 11.59pm (BST)
22.05.17G9 services to be available in the Digital Marketplace

The deadline for submission of applications was 11th April 2017. With 25,132 services previously registered on the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace, there was a lot of activity needed for suppliers to renew existing services and register new ones.

The Bid Team offered a service to any organisation seeking to renew or register for the first time on the G-Cloud framework. This ranged from compliance reviews to complete submission outsource.