G-Cloud 4 updated services to be made available in October

Chief operating officer at Government Digital Service (GDS) Tony Singleton has said that the tender for the fourth iteration of the G-Cloud will be published at the end of the month in the Official Journal of the European Union and updated services will be made available in October on the CloudStore.

Last month, GDS took over G-Cloud and now has a bigger team and more budget allocation while last week Singleton revealed that GDS would be carrying out a full product review ahead of G-Cloud 4.

According to Singleton: “We’ll carry out a full product review, which will identify the user need – both in terms of public sector buyers and their suppliers; look at what government departments are buying that should be on the G-Cloud but aren’t yet; provide clarity on the differences and overlaps of G-Cloud and the Digital Services Framework with clear guidance for buyers and suppliers, ensuring there’s no duplication of services; define a robust and auditable set of measures for both savings and spend using feedback from suppliers and buyers, identify how we continue to improve CloudStore functionality and usability in both the short and longer term.”

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