ePC secure place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework

ePC secure place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework

Written by Alan Ingram on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in G-Cloud 9, Company news, Process Director, Cloud hosting

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework. Our service ID number is 1825 2361 5717 281.

What is G-Cloud 9?

G-Cloud 9 is an initiative targeted at streamlining the procurement of cloud services by public sector organisations. It offers:

  • An OJEU compliant framework agreement with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can procure cloud services without needing to run a full tender, RFQ, ITT or procurement process
  • An online store called the ‘Digital Marketplace’ that allows public sector organisations to search for services that are covered by the G-Cloud framework

Since G-Cloud 2, two versions of the G-Cloud framework have run in parallel. The Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the agency operating the framework on behalf of the Cabinet Office, have decided that G-Cloud 9 will replace G-Cloud 7 and G-Cloud 8 in order to create a single iteration of the framework.

The changes have been made in response to user research with both suppliers and buyers in an effort to clearly define the services and make them more attractive and easier to use.

From today, public sector organisations can use the G-Cloud 9 framework on the Digital Marketplace to find over 2,847 suppliers across three categories. They are:

  • Cloud hosting
  • Cloud software
  • Cloud support

Cloud 9 approved services

The award will enable UK central and local government organisations to access our products and services including:

Cloud software

Our cloud software products include Process Director, a unique, web-based solution that defines, automates, manages and reports on business processes without programming. It delivers BPM through an intelligent combination of integrated technologies, including electronic forms processing, business rules engine, workflow, reporting dashboard, business activity monitoring, content management, web portals, application integration and an embedded Software Development Kit (SDK).

Cloud support

Our cloud support solutions include project specification, project management, implementation, training and technical support.

According to official figures released in January this year, total spend across all iterations of G-Cloud reached £1.69bn by November 2016 with 56% of total sales by value and 64% by volume, awarded to SMEs.

We’re thrilled to be awarded a place on the G-Cloud framework and are committed to offering cost-effective solutions to support the public sector as they streamline procurement processes and embrace digital transformation

Alan Ingram, Technical Director, ePC

Want to know more?

At ePC, we develop bespoke data capture and BPM solutions based on off-the-shelf components from vendors including BP Logix, OpenText and ABBYY.

For more information, please call 0844 567 2000 or contact us.

About the Author

Alan Ingram

Alan Ingram

Alan established ePC to support Cardiff Software solutions following their acquisition by Verity in 2004. Over the last ten years, Alan has established ePC as a dynamic, focused and financially secure company delivering complex data capture and business process management solutions to both the public and private sector - backed up by a strong customer service ethos.

Boasting over 15 years’ experience within the data capture industry, Alan has sold, installed, operated, developed, trained and supported data capture and workflow solutions from industry leaders such as ABBYY, BP Logix and OpenText.

Alan is responsible for the strategic direction of ePC’s technical services and managing relationships with key client accounts.

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