PDMS is pleased to announce that it has been named as an approved supplier on the UK Government's new G-Cloud Framework.

The G-Cloud Framework allows the UK public sector to buy cloud-based ICT services through the Government's new online CloudStore*. 

PDMS have secured a place to deliver both, Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions and Specialist Cloud services.  Anybody across the public sector who is looking for a cloud-based document management system, for example, to help share and control their documents securely, can now purchase PDMS' Controlled Document Portal solution quickly and easily; without having to go through a long and expensive procurement process.

The G-Cloud Framework is an integral part of the Government's G-Cloud programme, and aims to revolutionize the purchasing, management and delivery of public sector IT services.  It represents a whole new approach to Government procurement where defined 'cloud services' can be purchased as commodity IT services, with known costs from the outset and with maximum 12 month contracts.  With a key aim of encouraging competition and ensuring transparency, service details and pricing information are available to all on CloudStore.

"PDMS are really pleased to have been selected as a supplier on the G-Cloud framework and to be participating in the early ground breaking stages of this exciting new programme", commented, PDMS' Software as a Service Manager and Director, Tim Nicholson. "We have a great track record in delivering managed services and believe that our cloud-based Controlled Document Portal, as one of our examples of this approach, can benefit a wide range of public sector users, ranging from smaller organizations right through to larger central Government departments. We are continuing to invest in the ongoing development of our cloud-based products and services and will consequently be launching further new products very soon".

Chris Gledhill, PDMS' Managing Director also added, "We've been impressed by the way the open, fast and efficient way the procurement for the G-Cloud framework itself has been run, which has helped encourage participation from a very broad range of suppliers.  The new G-Cloud Framework will make it much easier for Government as a whole to take advantage of the great cloud services and cost effective products that companies like PDMS have to offer now and in the future."

 

*Effective October 2014, the CloudStore is now known as the Digital Marketplace.