Sales through G-Cloud have surpassed the £1bn mark as the government framework approaches its fourth anniversary.
Last month, the government announced that the Digital Marketplace – home of G-Cloud and the soon-to-be-revamped Digital Services framework – had hit the £1bn mark, but now G-Cloud sales alone have surpassed that figure.
By the end of January, sales through the framework crept over £1bn, with the grand total hitting £1,006,609,380. The framework was set up in March 2012 with the aim of encouraging more public sector organisations to use cloud, and to help smaller companies win government business.
To date, 52 per cent of sales by value through the framework have been awarded to SMEs. Although the framework was designed to help the whole public sector benefit from cloud, more than three quarters (76 per cent) of sales by value have been with central government customers.
In January, the biggest deal through G-Cloud was with Deloitte, which sold £1m of undisclosed cloud services to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.
Liberata won a £530,000 deal with the Ministry of Justice and Maindec secured a £400,000 contract with the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust in the same month.
AWS was awarded the smallest deal in January, billing the Office of National Statistics for 6p.
The average (mean) deal size in January was £14,329.
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