The UK Government’s G-Cloud initiative allows public sector bodies to easily access cloud-based services from a range of vendors, without the need to undergo a tender process. Two of the cloud-lots available, SaaS and Specialist Cloud Services, have been awarded to Mott MacDonald.
Launched in 2012, the UK Government’s G-Cloud programme provides public sector bodies with an easy way in which to procure cloud-based services. The service involves a framework of agreements with suppliers and a Digital Marketplace, whereby public sector bodies can browse and procure relevant services for their specific needs. In the G-Cloud 7 iteration of the service, a total of 709 new suppliers, 95% of those were SMEs, begun to offer their services. The most recent iteration, G-Cloud 8, has seen 757 new suppliers join the G8 framework.
The latest ‘call’ for service providers to the G-Cloud 8 round was closed at the start of August. One of the organisations seeking to offer its services within the framework agreement through the Digital Marketplace, was Mott MacDonald.
The firm recently announced that it has placed its services on two lots within the G-Cloud programme, allowing it to easily deliver those services to interested parties within the UK public sector. The engineering and technical consultancy is now able to offer its Osprey and Merlin products within the Software as a Service lot, as well as a range of cloud-related expertise to clients through the Specialist Cloud Services lot.
Alison MacKenzie, Mott MacDonald’s Project Director, says, “Following our success on the previous G-Cloud frameworks, we've updated our Osprey and Merlin offerings in the Software as a Service Lot and enhanced our offering on the Specialist Cloud Services Lot. This framework appointment complements our commission on the government’s Digital Outcomes and Services framework from earlier this year. Both are key routes to market for technology for UK public sector clients.”