G Cloud 9 is a Framework Agreement of 12 months’ duration, however the duration may be extended for any period up to a maximum of twelve months from the expiry of the initial term.
The Framework Agreement is for use by UK Public Sector bodies which allows them to choose and purchase cloud computing services covering infrastructure, platform, software and specialist cloud services. The framework is for commodity based, pay-as-you go cloud services across three lots:
Lot 1: Cloud Hosting (IaaS) and (PaaS) - these must be cloud platform or infrastructure services that can help buyers do at least 1 of: deploy, manage and run software and provision and use processing, storage or networking resources
Lot 2: Cloud Software (SaaS) - these must be applications that are typically accessed over a public or private network e.g. the internet and hosted in the cloud
Lot 3: Cloud Support - these must help buyers set up and maintain their cloud software or hosting services
Any Call Off Contract placed will have a maximum initial duration of 24 months, with two extensions allowed, each of up to 12 months. Certain restrictions apply to central government contract extensions.
We have four services on the framework under the category of “Cloud Software”: