G-Cloud tender deadline extended due to weight of interest

The tender deadline for the Government's G-Cloud initiative has been extended to cope with demand.

Cloud building blocks

The Government has pushed back the deadline for submissions for the G Cloud tender from 23 November to next Monday, 5 December and created a whole lot of confusion doing so.

The cabinet office first advertised a tender for G-Cloud services on 18 October and, thanks to an error in the Government document, has already had to clarify the date.

IT Pro's sister title Cloud Pro was first alerted to the changed date following a tweet from Chris Chant, the director of G Cloud. In the tweet, Chant said, "please check your mail from the eSourcing portal about 30th Nov deadline for submissions being extended."

But, confusingly, the eSourcing portal itself said that while the deadline date was indeed 30 November, and that the use of 23 November as the deadline, as mentioned in the Cabinet Office's own guide to G-Cloud tender, had been a mistake. And that was before the 30 November deadline was changed.

According to a cabinet office spokesman the volume of interest forced the deadline to be extended.

"Due to the large amount of questions about the G-Cloud project, the deadline was extended to give all interested parties a chance to submit their entries," the spokesman said.

Chant's Twitter feed said that expressions of interest in G-Cloud had topped 500 and he was "chuffed", although he has previously warned that small and medium businesses will have to be patient about winning Government contracts.

Featured Resources

Security analytics for your multi-cloud deployments

IBM Security QRadar SIEM solution brief

Download now

Five reasons to move to the cloud

Join the enterprises moving their workloads to the cloud

Download now

Architecting hybrid IT and edge for digital advantage

Why business leaders should consider a hybrid IT strategy

Download now

Six reasons to accelerate remote asset monitoring with AI

How to optimise resources, increase productivity, and grow profit margins with AI

Download now

Recommended

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK
Security

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK

17 Nov 2020
Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively
Policy & legislation

Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively

11 Nov 2020
Viasat and CDW win NATO contract for the agile C3 project
agile development

Viasat and CDW win NATO contract for the agile C3 project

27 Oct 2020
TechUK panel slams "woeful" gov response to digital IDs
identity and access management (IAM)

TechUK panel slams "woeful" gov response to digital IDs

4 Sep 2020

Most Popular

How to find RAM speed, size and type
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

26 Feb 2021
How to connect one, two or more monitors to your laptop
Laptops

How to connect one, two or more monitors to your laptop

25 Feb 2021
How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi
Mobile

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

26 Feb 2021