G-Cloud

STCS have had a continued presence on the Government’s G-Cloud framework since 2013.

The latest iteration of the agreement is G-Cloud 8 and STCS have been awarded a place for the supply of Cloud based .NET and PHP Software System Support under Lot 4 – Specialist Cloud Services.  For full details of the services we offer through G-Cloud please visit the Digital Marketplace.

The G-Cloud agreement supports the Government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government.

G-Cloud can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.

G-Cloud is fully EU compliant and provides easy access to Software Support and Consultancy services for Cloud based systems, saving your organisation time and money.

We provide management information to help you manage your spend effectively and intelligently. We also supply management information to CCS enabling them to identify further savings opportunities for the public sector.

what is 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.