G Cloud Quick Guide

Do you need to make a G Cloud call off and need a quick refresher or summary of what you need to do to make a call off? Below is a quick reminder.

The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between the government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services.

G-Cloud services are divided into 3 categories, or ‘lots’:

  • cloud hosting, for example content delivery networks or load balancing services
  • cloud software, for example accounting tools or customer service management software
  • cloud support, for example migration services or ongoing support

Cloud hosting

Cloud hosting suppliers provide cloud platform or infrastructure services that can help buyers:

  • deploy, manage and run software
  • provision and use processing, storage or networking resources

Buyers only need to pay for what they use.

 

Action Date Completed
1. Prepare your requirements – a list of ‘must-haves’ and ‘wants’ – and get approval to buy what you need.
2. Search for services on the Digital Marketplace using keywords.
3. Review services and use the filters to create your shortlist.
4. Compare services to find the cheapest or best value for money.
5. Choose your service, award and sign the contract (or ‘call-off’).
6. Publish the contract on Contracts Finder.
7. Complete the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) benefits form.
*If you award a contract through G-Cloud, make sure you keep a record of all the buying process stages. You must be able to show a clear audit trail, including searches you’ve carried out, filters you’ve used and how you’ve compared services.
No.of Searches:
Requirement Must Have {insert supplier ] {insert supplier ] {insert supplier ] {insert supplier ] {insert supplier ] {insert supplier ] {insert supplier ] {insert supplier ] {insert supplier ]
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Sub Total 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Requirement Want
1
1
1
1
1
Sub Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Score 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Technical Weighted 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Price £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Lowest Price
Must Have – 60%
Want  20%
Price 20% #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE!

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