Magma Digital awarded place on government digital initiative
Magma Digital has been awarded a place on the new government procurement framework G-Cloud 6.The service is designed to facilitate public sector bodies and organisations to find, compare and procure digital cloud services for technology projects, on the government's Digital Marketplace.
This initiative will help to address the needs and the demands of 21st-century digital government, in a more cost-effective way than before. This is part of a 'Cloud First' policy that the government has adopted for public sector IT.This new procurement framework has helped to create a level playing field by allowing smaller specialist suppliers to compete against large corporations. 87 per cent of approved suppliers on the marketplace are SMEs.
Jeremy Coates, Magma Digital CEO, said: “For an SME like Magma Digital, this initiative goes a long way towards opening up the public sector marketplace, as it empowers smaller companies to compete on a level basis. Myself and the managing director, Priscilla, have over two decades of public sector experience between us and this platform will enable us to leverage our valuable and relevant sector knowledge.” In a public announcement, Francis Maude, minister for the cabinet office, said: “G-Cloud brings a step change in the way government buys IT. It’s quicker, cheaper and more competitive, open to a wider range of companies, and offers more choice and innovation.”