Chess Digital's SharePoint, CRM and Umbraco services are now available on G-Cloud 8.
Key cloud based competencies: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, SharePoint and Umbraco will be available via the Digital Marketplace from 1st August, helping to further strengthen their presence and offering to clients within the Public Sector.
The Digital Marketplace is an online platform that all public sector organisations use to find and buy cloud-based and digital services. If you want to sell services through the Digital Marketplace, you need to apply to be on the relevant framework.
Currently there are two commissioning frameworks: G-Cloud and Digital Services. Both designed to challenge traditional ways of buying digital and technology by encouraging more open markets and providing simpler forms of contracts. This has allowed SMEs to compete alongside larger suppliers and has streamlined the procurement process for many buyers from months to weeks.
Since the G-Cloud framework was launched in February 2012, there have been a number of notable successes including:
- Current monthly spend of £36m with an annual run rate estimated at over half a billion
- Total sales of £467m (January 2015), £300m in the last 12 months alone around 50% of spend is direct to SMEs
- 1,852 suppliers (87% SMEs)
- The G-Cloud framework is updated annually; work has already begun on G-Cloud 9.