The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service selects Bubble Innovator Ltd as a G Cloud 9 supplier on the 2017-18 Digital Marketplace, opening up further opportunities for Project Portfolio Management (PPM) services to the public sector.
Bubble Innovator Ltd, a leading provider of cloud based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced it has been accepted as a G Cloud 9 (G9) supplier in the latest iteration of the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Marketplace.
Access our G Cloud 9 brochures and pricing
Bubble’s PPM software is immediately available for procurement by all UK public sector bodies, and our G Cloud 9 services are can be accessed via the following links:
The digital procurement portal for the public sector
Launched in 2012, the G Cloud Framework is a multi-supplier vehicle for the purchase of cloud-based IT Services by Central Government and the wider public sector. Developed to streamline the procurement of external digital services, it’s the only portal through which UK public sector bodies can access commercially available software and services.
Key differences between G Cloud 8 and G Cloud 9
Wide ranging changes have been made to the G Cloud framework since its last iteration (G8). The most significant changes have been new requirements for vendors to make their data security practices clearer.
Announcing the company’s selection as a G9 supplier, Peter Hoyland indicated that the change reflected trends in the wider cloud technology market. He described the move as a welcome addition to the already rigorous G Cloud application process.
“In a period where we’ve seen global cyber attacks affect software infrastructure in both the public and private sectors, it’s good to see that technology services being procured through G9 are aligned to the cloud security principles of both the Government Digital Service (GDS), and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).”
Jake Langford, Head of Support at Bubble, added “The infrastructure surrounding our PPM software is already ISO27001 compliant. The G Cloud information security announcement in February however was one of several reasons Bubble moved to achieve ISO27001 status for the whole business before the end of Q2 in 2017”.
Other changes to the digital marketplace
The G9 framework also benefits from an extension to three ‘lots’ for digital service listings, which help clarify differences between software provision and software support. Bubble applied to provide Cloud Software and Cloud Support services, and successfully achieved both. A third lot, Cloud Hosting, exists for technology infrastructure providers.
Clarifications to the categorisation of services have also been implemented in G Cloud 9. The intention is to make it significantly easier for public sector users to create a shortlist of vendors who can meet their exact requirements.
Bubble is a leading provider of cloud based Project Portfolio Management Software. Our Bubble PPM Software helps organisations to select the right projects, execute them reliably, and improve productivity across their enterprise. Currently trusted to manage over £3 Billion worth of projects worldwide, we have instances across a diverse and global customer base.
About Crown Commercial Service
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and to improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.
About G Cloud
G Cloud is a purpose-built online catalogue hosted on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace. It enables qualified providers to display their service offerings and provides a place for public sector buyers to engage directly with them. G Cloud’s aim is to provide faster and simpler software implementations than could be achieved through individual contracts and tendering processes. Since its launch, total sales through G Cloud top over £1.69bn*. (*As of Nov. 2016 audit). www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk