Bid management experts Purpol Marketing are practicing what they preach by successfully bidding and winning 5 places on the prestigious G-Cloud 10 National Government Framework.
G-Cloud is the Crown Commercial Services framework offering buyers the opportunity to procure ICT services across different lots, enabling buyers to use specialist consultants. As the Government continues to move to one central platform for all procurement services, G-Cloud and the Digital Marketplace has received significant support from the Cabinet Office.
The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between the government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services. G-Cloud services are divided into 3 categories, or ‘lots’:
• cloud hosting, for example content delivery networks or load balancing services
• cloud software, for example accounting tools or customer service management software
• cloud support, for example migration services or ongoing support
Buying services through frameworks is faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts. Buyers and suppliers still need to sign a contract (or ‘call-off contract’) for each service bought through a framework.
Purpol Marketing are delighted to be featured under the Cloud support element for 5 submitted services:
• Bid Management / Bid writing / Bid Support
• Tender writing
• Award Entry writing
• Tender Management Support
• Bid Management Services – construction sector
To become a G-Cloud approved supplier, organisations had to prove their expertise. Only consultants that understand the market and technologies with an expert level candidate network are selected.
Managing Director Denise O’Leary commented – “ We are thrilled to be selected for every lot we bid for on this significant national framework. We have previously advised our clients how to successfully secure a place on G-Cloud and decided that for this generation, we would bid ourselves, as much of our bid writing support is provided in the cloud.”
Denise continued “We live and breath bid writing to help our clients to win and we work across many sectors across the UK so it made sense to make sure we had a prominent presence on the framework as Purpol. By winning 5 lot places we have put ourselves in the position to be selected from when clients are looking to use the ease of the framework to procure bid writing expertise.”
The G-Cloud 10 is the 10th generation of the framework and went live on July 2nd 2018 and is scheduled to run for a year.