01 Aug 2023

Survey shows G-Cloud 14 delays negatively affecting suppliers

The G-Cloud framework is an extremely popular procurement framework used by many buyers and suppliers alike.  G-Cloud 13 was supposed to run for 12 months from 9 November 2022 until November 2023.  However, Crown Commercial Service has recently announced that the framework will be extended until November 2024.  Additionally, applications for G Cloud 14 are not expected to open again until Spring 2024.

Advice Cloud recently surveyed G-Cloud suppliers to better understand the impact of the extension. 

They found that 69% of the respondents were negatively affected by the delay.  51% of respondents (77% of whom are SMEs) need to update their pricing due to inflation. For them, the extension means that some contracts will become commercially unviable, or that some services will need to be removed from the framework.

49% of respondents (76% of whom are SMEs) need to add new services. For these respondents, the extension is seen as hampering innovation, conflicting with agile principles, and preventing them from adequately meeting customer needs.

Of the 31% who neither need to update pricing or add new services, 48% of them have currently made no sales, and a further 32% have contracted ‘once or twice’.

Download the report below to find out more about the survey and to see all the results.

 

 


Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Annie Collings

Annie Collings

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

Ella Gago-Brookes

Team Assistant, Markets, techUK

 

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