09 February 2015

Transforming the way that government buys digital

Elgin is pleased to announce that its cloud-based services are included in the G-Cloud 6 Framework.

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A host of different suppliers, including SMEs, are part of the framework in a bid to help drive savings in government IT by offering innovative, competitive alternatives to traditional ICT management.

According to the Cabinet Office:

"G-Cloud has been a resounding success, delivering a ground-breaking commissioning framework that provides businesses of all sizes the same opportunity to offer commodity cloud services to government. It has created a transparent and competitive market that has opened up barriers to entry for small and medium-size businesses."  (24 October 2014)

Elgin joins over 1,500 suppliers on the framework, 88% of which are SMEs. The intention being that more public sector ICT contracts can be let to smaller enterprises in a simpler and more transparent fashion, and thus delivering better value for money to the taxpayer.

 

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