TCC, a leading provider of training and consultancy in the UK and internationally, has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 6 agreement by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) for the supply of Agile services.
G-Cloud 6 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 agreement 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. It is fully EU compliant and provides easy access to cloud services, saving public sector organisations time and money. Management information is also provided to help public sector bodies manage spend effectively and intelligently, while also enabling CCS to identify further savings opportunities for the public sector.
G-Cloud 6 services are accessed through the Digital Marketplace (formerly CloudStore) which is designed to provide a simpler way to buy and sell digital services in the public sector. It is the single place to buy cloud services from the G-Cloud framework, providing an online catalogue of suppliers and services. Now in its sixth iteration, it provides access to 1,852 suppliers (87% SMEs) with 19,966 services listed.
Through the Digital Marketplace, public sector organisations will continue to be able to access TCC’s award-winning consultancy and training services similar to those on the G-Cloud IV agreement, under the category of Specialist Cloud Services.
Francis Maude, Minister of the Cabinet Office, was recently invited to use the Digital Marketplace and commented:
“As part of our long term plan this Government has been levelling the playing field and opening up Digital procurement to the widest range of suppliers including SMEs. We know that the range of frameworks and stores can be confusing. That’s why the new Digital Marketplace, which makes it clearer, simpler and faster for the whole of the public sector to buy digital products and services when it needs to, is a vast improvement for both supplier and customer. This will ultimately lead to the delivery of better services for the general public, and means that we can continue to work with a range of quality suppliers of all sizes.”
Recent figures from the Crown Commercial Service indicate that cumulative sales from the G-Cloud framework reached £431m in December 2014, with 48% of that total going to SMEs.
Jonathan Tudor, Business Development Manager of TCC said “We are delighted to maintain our position on the latest G-Cloud agreement and we look forward to continuing to support the public sector with the transition to, and management of, cloud services.”
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