Betterworking appointed to UK Government G-Cloud procurement framework

By June 1, 2017Blog posts
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Betterworking has been appointed to the G-Cloud 9 framework as a supplier of cloud-related consultancy services to the UK public sector.

We’re delighted to have been appointed to the UK Government’s latest G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud 9. Under this framework, public-sector organisations in the UK can search and purchase cloud services from a list of approved suppliers – taking cost, complexity and risk out of the procurement process. The G-Cloud 9 framework has been live since 22 May 2017.

Betterworking submitted three services under lot 3 (‘Cloud Support’) of the framework, and we’re very pleased to have all three services accepted onto G-Cloud 9. This will enable us to provide our full end-to-end range of Office 365 strategy, adoption and change management services to public sector organisations across the UK.

If you are a UK public sector organisation needing help at any stage of your Office 365 journey, please look us up on G-Cloud or get in touch at contact@betterworking.com

About G-Cloud

The G-Cloud framework supports the Government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government. The framework can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.

G-Cloud 9 is the latest iteration of the framework which introduced significant changes intended to make it easier for buyers to find relevant suppliers, and also required additional information from suppliers bidding to supply services to public sector buyers.

The new framework introduces an expanded list of categories in order to make it easier for buyers to narrow down the number of potential suppliers for their needs. It cuts the previous four service categories to three, cloud hosting, software and support, and allows two separate 12-month contract extensions beyond the usual maximum two-year limit.

About the Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) acts on behalf of the Crown to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality of commercial and procurement activity. Their 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.

With both service delivery and advisory capability, services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a true, single customer; freeing up individual organisations to focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.

CCS’s aggregated commercial solutions provide significant savings for the taxpayer, helping to protect the delivery of front line services.

Author: Chris Copland

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