Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has decided to extend G-Cloud 12 for 12 months from its original end date of 27 September 2021 to 27 September 2022.
The extension to G-Cloud 12 does not give suppliers the right to increase pricing or to materially change services.
The announcement was prompted by CCS wanting more time to make improvements to the customer journey of the Digital Marketplace platform, before the next iteration of the agreement is delivered.
Planned improvements include accessibility, search functionality, and the overall UX improvements. It is anticipated that these enhancements will also help to increase opportunities for suppliers.
CCS is currently consulting with suppliers and customers over the planned changes, and updated information regarding G-Cloud 13 will be provided in the near future via the Digital Marketplace and the Upcoming Deals page.
James is the Editor of GovX Digital, and has been covering digital government and public sector reform for 20 years. He also oversees the development of the agenda for the UK's biggest public sector transformation conference.