The application window for new and existing G Cloud suppliers is open. But only a short time remains. Applications must be submitted by 11th April 2017 and existing suppliers under G-Cloud 7 and 8 will be removed from the suppliers list on 22nd May so need to act quickly to remain on the programme.
As always, a number of changes have been made for G9. This time the focus is on updating the process and the structure to make it more user friendly and changes include a simplification of the Lots (now Cloud hosting, Cloud software and Cloud support) and their descriptions. This is intended to make decision making easier for users but does mean that existing suppliers will need to review their submissions and update them as appropriate.
Crucially, the legal documents that suppliers have to sign up to with CCS and with G9 customers have also been updated. Suppliers should ensure that their standard terms and conditions and specifications are appropriate for use with G9 as the legal documents are largely non-negotiable and will override suppliers’ own terms and conditions if there is a conflict. This might mean that G9 is not for you but might simply mean that you need to make a few changes and understand any risks.
Moorcrofts can help with your G9 application by reviewing your terms and conditions, identifying any conflicts and giving a risk analysis. We can also amend your standard terms to tailor them for G9.
If you’d like help with this process please contact our Technology Team as soon as possible before the application window closes.