The G-Cloud framework was created in order to provide a more time and cost effective buying process for public sector bodies to procure cloud solutions. It is one of the Government’s initiatives to make it easier for SMEs to provide services to the public sector. The framework is compliant, regulated and refreshed, and specifically removes the requirement for OJEU, RFI, ITT, etc., which otherwise add cost, lengthen procurement processes and create a barrier to SMEs. The framework is open to any public sector body (including local authorities, housing associations, education sector).
All services in the G-Cloud framework are visible in the online searchable Digital Marketplace where suppliers showcase their services, allowing customers to evaluate their capabilities. SHE Software and several other providers of health and safety software are listed in the Software as a Service catalogue.
Since suppliers list services, pricing and terms and conditions in the Marketplace, the process is straightforward: