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:
|07.03.17||G-Cloud 9 opens 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|
|09.05.17||10-day standstill period begins|
|18.05.17||10-day standstill period ends 11.59pm (BST)|
|22.05.17||G9 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.