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G-Cloud News

In summary

The big news is that for the first time spend has topped £200m in a quarter - £207m in Q3 2016. This includes a new monthly record of £71.6m in August.

The future

Based on current trajectory, spend with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) will top £1bn in January 2017. That is a tremendous achievement by Government both in support of small suppliers and developing the wider economy.

Support for SMEs is also growing with regard to the percentage of spend, up from 48% in 2013 to 61% today.

We continue to be puzzled by the growth in G-Cloud spend. Even though spend is clearly moving from G-Cloud to the Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework, G-Cloud spend continues to grow. Our new interpretation is that Government's spend on cloud services is increasing more quickly than we expected. That increase would explain why G-Cloud spend is rising, even though significant amounts of spend are moving to the DOS framework. Overall, a validation that Government's Cloud First strategy is working in practice.

Supplier and Buyer growth

Growth in the number of buyers and suppliers has been resiliently positive each month since the launch of the framework, with approx. 20 new buyers and 15 new suppliers being added each month. This is pretty impressive expansion of the use of the G-Cloud framework. We have seen no slowdown in growth.

You can see the trends in growth of suppliers and buyers using the Framework Analysis tab above. Note - it may take the Framework Analysis tab a few seconds to load because the page does a lot of number crunching.

Overall framework stats

Previous news releases and presentations can be found at:

G-Cloud News - Nov 2016

G-Cloud News - Sep 2016

G-Cloud News - Jul 2016

G-Cloud News - Jun 2016

G-Cloud News - May 2016

G-Cloud News - Apr 2016

G-Cloud News - Mar 2016

G-Cloud News - Feb 2016

G-Cloud News - Jan 2016

G-Cloud News - Dec 2015

G-Cloud News - Nov 2015

G-Cloud News - Oct 2015

G-Cloud News - Sep 2015

G-Cloud News - Aug 2015

G-Cloud News - Jul 2015

G-Cloud News - Jun 2015

G-Cloud News - May 2015

G-Cloud News - Apr 2015

G-Cloud News - Mar 2015

G-Cloud News - Feb 2015

G-Cloud News - Jan 2015

G-Cloud News - Dec 2014

G-Cloud News - Nov 2014

G-Cloud News - Oct 2014

G-Cloud News - Sep 2014

G-Cloud News - Aug 2014

G-Cloud News - Jul 2014

G-Cloud News - Jun 2014

G-Cloud News - May 2014

G-Cloud News - Apr 2014

G-Cloud News - Mar 2014

G-Cloud News - Feb 2014

G-Cloud News - Dec 2013

G-Cloud News - Nov 2013

G-Cloud News - Oct 2013