Uptake of cloud services procured through G-Cloud is increasing across every branch of the public sector contributing to the £314m that has been spent so far. To find out how you can streamline your procurement process, please attend 'Procuring via G-Cloud Digital Marketplace' on Wednesday 3rd December at The Stormont Hotel, Belfast from 10.30am-1.30pm. At this event, you will hear from Stephen Allott, Crown Representative for SMEs from the Cabinet Office, Giles Andrewes, IT Service Delivery and Service Improvement Manager from the Passport Office on their experiences of using G-Cloud and Tom Gilgunn, Deputy Divisional Director, Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) on the use of G-Cloud in Northern Ireland.


10.30am- Registration and tea/coffee

11.00am-11.10am- Introduction, Karen Patterson, BBC Radio Ulster

11.10am-11.30am- Procuring through G-Cloud, Giles Andrewes, IT Service Delivery and Service Improvement Manager, Passport Office

11.30am-11.50am- Cabinet Office perspective, Stephen Allot, Crown Representative for SMEs, Cabinet Office

11.50am-12.20pm- The use of G-Cloud in Northern Ireland, Tom Gilgunn, Deputy Divisional    Director, CPD

12.20pm-12.50pm- Q and A panel with Karen Patterson, Stephen Allott, Giles Andrewes and  Tom Gilgunn

1.00pm- Lunch      

About The Digital Marketplace

The Digital Marketplace is an online marketplace where suppliers offer their services to the public sector via the G-Cloud framework. Public sector bodies can buy these services on The Digital Marketplace.         

By using The Digital Marketplace you can:

  • Access a broad supply base of over 1500 suppliers
  • Procure quickly and flexibly
  • Avoid long contracts- contracts on G-Cloud are for a maximum of two years
  • Save money on maintenance and physical storage- 50% savings are typical
  • Keep up to date with the latest technologies in the market

To find out more about The Digital Marketplace, please visit The Digital Marketplace.

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