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

The framework, which is administered by the UK Cabinet Office and delivered through the Government's 'CloudStore'* online catalogue, allows all public sector bodies to procure IT services from pre-approved suppliers, all of whom meet stringent Government Procurement standards.

G-Cloud II - The new framework

G-Cloud II replaces the original framework (which went live in February 2012) and builds on its successes by continuing to transform the way the public sector buys IT products and services.

Where once public sector bodies and departments procured their own IT services, often locked into lengthy contracts and paying high development costs; they can now buy from a range of more than 3,000 IT services, off-the-shelf, and paid for on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis. This will inevitably, as the Cabinet Office said, "Transform how suppliers work with government, driving greater efficiency and savings for the taxpayer."

PDMS' Cloud solutions

PDMS are pleased to have secured a place to deliver cloud services in two lots; Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions as well as Specialist Cloud services (cloud- based application development services). This means that 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' DoxShare solution quickly and easily (within 24 hours); without having to go through a long and expensive procurement process.

Chris Gledhill, Managing Director at PDMS commented, "The most exciting aspect of this framework is the opportunity it provides for co-innovation with our public sector partners. PDMS have invested heavily in developing a platform for secure scalable online cloud applications which we can now offer as a basis for huge variety of solutions."

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