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G-Cloud 9

Contract ID: RM1557ix

Start Date: 22/05/2017

End Date: 21/05/2018


Extension Notification

CCS is taking up the option of extending G-Cloud 9 for up to 12 months, in line with the framework terms.

The (up to) 12 month extension will commence on 22 May 2018. To read more about the extension please visit the Digital Future Strategy page. 



GDPR Next Steps and Action Required - STOP PRESS

With the GDPR legislation due to be implemented on 25th May 2018, Crown Commercial Service will need to update G-Cloud 9 Framework Agreements and the Call-Off Contract template to include GDPR clauses. This will be done as a "contract variation". We will be asking all G-Cloud 9 suppliers to review and accept the changes on the Digital Marketplace.

For G-Cloud 9, the changes will include revised wording on the current data protection clauses 8.57 to 8.62 in the Framework Agreement and a new clause and schedule in the Call-Off Contract template replacing the current reference back to clauses 8.57 to 8.62 in the Framework Agreement.

The variation notices will go live in February and we will need suppliers to review and accept them as soon as possible. CCS is aiming to complete the activity before the end of March 2018 - any supplier not accepting the variation by then will have to be suspended from the Digital Marketplace.

The variation will be issued electronnically via the Digital Marketplace. So that the notification can be seen and actioned promptly, please ensure your contact details on the Digital Marketplace are up-to-date by logging in to your Digital Marketplace account. Should you need help accessing your account, please email: enquiries[at][dot]uk

For buyers wishing to sign a new contract prior to the variation being complete, we have been advising that they add GDPR terms to the buyer specific amendments section of the order form. The GDPR terms can be based on the PPN 03/17 draft clauses, details of which can be found at

There is a list of FAQs relating to the GDPR PPN in the document section. If you have any questions, please email cloud_digital[at][dot]uk



What can this agreement offer?

G Cloud 9 is a Framework Agreement of 12 months’ duration, however the duration may be extended for any period up to a maximum of twelve months from the expiry of the initial term.

The Framework Agreement is for use by UK Public Sector bodies which allows them to choose and purchase cloud computing services covering infrastructure, platform, software and specialist cloud services. The framework is for commodity based, pay-as-you go cloud services across three lots:

Lot 1: Cloud Hosting (IaaS) and (PaaS)

These must be cloud platform or infrastructure services that can help buyers do at least 1 of: deploy, manage and run software and provision and use processing, storage or networking resources

Lot 2: Cloud Software (SaaS)

These must be applications that are typically accessed over a public or private network e.g. the internet and hosted in the cloud

Lot 3: Cloud Support

These must help buyers set up and maintain their cloud software or hosting services

Any Call Off Contract placed will have a maximum initial duration of 24 months, with two extensions allowed, each of up to 12 months. Certain restrictions apply to central government contract extensions.


Interested in finding out more? 

Our technology framework teams host a series of webinars to help explain what, and how, you can buy technology and digital solutions through our agreements. See what we have coming up here: 


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Our remit is to work with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. Our services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a single customer; freeing up individual organisations to focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.

In order to monitor the performance and capture the benefits of the G-Cloud framework(s), it is essential that customers complete the customer benefits record form every time that they enter into a call-off agreement. This form is located within the documents tab.

Thank you for your co-operation and assistance in completing this form and helping us capture the benefits.

Please note: we will not publish savings relating to specific procurements – it is purely to record and validate the benefits of using the G-Cloud framework agreement(s) in line with auditable savings for government and public sector organisations.

  • Access to over 19,000 services
  • Access to over 2,800 suppliers
  • Scalability and elastic services
  • Rapid deployment
  • Much reduced costs and total cost of ownership
  • No stranded investments
  • Access to innovation
  • Agility

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Please access the Digital Marketplace to find support. Further competitions are not permitted through the framework as the Digital Marketplace is designed to allow full visibility of service information and direct award.

Customers must follow the six-step buying process to carry out long-list and short-list searches but there is no facility for on-line purchases at this time. Please read the following documents to understand the buying process, from the initial search for a supplier to placing a call-off contract and completing the benefits form:

  • G9 Buyers guide
  • G9 Call-off contract
  • G9 Framework agreement
  • Evaluation Templates

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Replacements: Cash Releasing Savings

When customers are replacing  ‘in-house’ software, infrastructure and platforms with cloud based services, the whole cost of running these currently will be compared on a customer by customer basis against the new total costs. Savings will be shown by the reduction in licenses, support staff, equipment running and maintenance costs and capital outlay for infrastructure.

Demand Management Savings

In situations where the Cloud services being purchased are new (i.e the customer has not replaced an existing service provision with a cloud service) there is still an opportunity to claim demand management savings.

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The G-Cloud 9 framework agreement is the latest iteration of the framework which allows UK public sector bodies (central government departments, arm’s length bodies, non-departmental public bodies, NHS bodies and local authorities) access to Cloud Computing Services via a compliant procurement vehicle.

G-Cloud services, available via the Digital Marketplace, require frequent procurement refreshes to bring on new suppliers and services. New iterations of this framework are being considered at a varying frequency of 6-12 months, depending on the demand for and/or availability of new services as the IT Cloud market develops.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 1 - click here to view suppliers
1 Cloud Hosting Technology 1 - click here to view suppliers 21/05/2018
2 Cloud Software Technology 1 - click here to view suppliers 21/05/2018
3 Cloud Support Technology 1 - click here to view suppliers 21/05/2018

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Rob Macleod

0345 410 2222

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