G-Cloud 8 Supplier Status 2016
VoiceHost has passed the UK governments G-Cloud 8 application criteria. G-Cloud, launched in 2012, allows public-sector bodies to acquire commodity services online. Total spending through the project reached £1.05 billion by the end of February, with 52 percent of sales going to smaller businesses, according to the most recent figures provided by the Government Digital Service (GDS).
VoiceHosts’ VoIP telephony products, Hosted PBX and SIP Trunking, will be successfully listed on the Digital Marketplace as SaaS (Software as a Service - provisioning of the provider's application as a cloud service).
The VoiceHost products were awarded G-Cloud supplier status and will be available in the digitial marketplace from 1st August 2016.
“Approaching the horizontal market as a G Cloud 8 supplier will allow VoiceHost to gain greater exposure with enterprise consumers”.
According to @technorwich there are now as many as 2300 suppliers offering over 22,000 cloud services via the G-Cloud platform. Some of the key benefits to G-Cloud supplier has been succinctly written by IXIS are:
- Opening up opportunities
- Levelling the playing field
- Building credibility
- Local economy impact
— Hot Source (@hsnorwich) 28 July 2016
About the Crown Commercial Service:
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has brought together Government’s central commercial capability into a single organisation, amalgamating Government. Procurement Service with other commercial teams from the Cabinet Office and central government departments.
CCS is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office and operates as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. Their remit is to work with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services. CCS has brought together policy, advice and direct buying to ensure that policy development is closely linked to implementation, with more emphasis on pre- and post-contract activity to extract more value for the taxpayer. With both service delivery and advisory capability, services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a true, single customer; freeing up individual organisations to focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.
CCS also works closely with arm’s length bodies, non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies and organisations across the whole of the UK public sector including health, local government, education, devolved administrations, emergency services and not for profit organisations. There are a number of ways to access CCS services: self service via the website; assisted delivery, such as eAuctions and national further competitions run on behalf of multiple customers; and a fully managed service for departments.
Further information is available on the UK Government website here: https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk
The framework guidance is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-g-cloud-framework-on-the-digital-marketplace