As the Digital Marketplace celebrates its fourth birthday, we thought it would be a good time to take stock and call out just a couple of things we’ve achieved over this past year and look at where we’re going.
The Digital Marketplace is now run by the Crown Commercial Service.
The G-Cloud 10 framework is now open for applications, meaning that new and existing suppliers can offer their cloud technology and support to organisations across the public sector.
We’re working on a project called Global Digital Marketplace. It’s an expansion of the Digital Marketplace that will be open to international governments.
We’re launching a second round of consultation on the principles of the Supplier Standard. Find out how to get involved.
Government buyers and suppliers have told us that they sometimes find government contracts long, complicated and hard to use. So we’re working with Crown Commercial Service, the Government Legal Department and law firm DLA Piper to simplify the contracts that are commonly used to buy goods and services across the public sector.
On 11 September, GDS and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) hosted the ‘Open Procurement for a Digital Government’ event. Find out what happened and where we go from here.
We’ve updated our spend data for Digital Marketplace, with total spend now exceeding £2.6 billion. Find out why spend data is so important to the ongoing development of the Digital Marketplace.
On 11 September, we’ll be hosting an event to look into how we can open up procurement for a digital government. Find out how to take part.
A lot of the time here at GDS, we think the best way to solve something tricky is to share the problem. It’s a chance for us to get as many brains as possible thinking about the same thing.
At GDS, we believe that local and central government and the wider public sector will provide better digital services for the taxpayer if they have access to a diverse group of suppliers.