According to Tim Pitts, Managing Partner at Agilisys Digital: "The benefits to both customer and supplier of G-Cloud are huge. It reduces the cost of procurement / sale, provides competitive and transparent pricing and enables customers to turn on and off services as they require them."
The Cabinet Office’s decision to revamp the search functionality within the new Digital Marketplace will be widely welcomed by vendors, claims Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks.
The NHS’ Procurement Atlas – a tool designed to improve purchasing – has been met with disappointment over the way the Department of Health (DH) presented data.
The Government Digital Service has advised that suppliers on G-Cloud will no longer need to obtain Pan Government Accreditation and that G-Cloud will also stop accepting new accreditation submissions.
Procurement in Scotland is gearing up for a makeover as the Scottish government prepares to roll out a digital procurement initiative – with the goal of making it easier for small businesses to bid for the £10bn annual public sector contract spend.
The company has added new products, including the Agilisys Connect platform which provides local authorities with a fully personalised website that is designed for all devices.
The introduction of an electronic procurement system across the NHS could save up to £5m per hospital annually, according to a new report.
Three London boroughs have adopted a shared network where suppliers can register and bid for contracts, in a move hoped to improve integration and productivity.
Suppliers of cloud services can now submit tenders to be included in the Government’s cloud initiative.