The Government Digital Service (GDS) has published the latest G-Cloud sales figures, revealing that 79% of total sales by value were through central government, leaving just 21% by the wider public sector.
Of the £346m worth of sales reported so far, £275m can be attributed to central government, while the wider public accounts for £47.1m and local government is responsible for £20.8m.
The remaining sales of £1.76m and £1.26m were spent by “other” and not-for-profits respectively.
SMEs, defined as suppliers with 250 employees or less and turnover that doesn’t exceed €50m or an annual balance sheet total that does not exceed €43m, were awarded 53%, or £184m, of total sales by value.
A look at monthly sales reveals that spending on G-Cloud fell from £30.7m in September 2014 to £26.5m in October.
Meanwhile, specialist cloud services remains the top category of service purchased though the procurement framework, followed by Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (Paas).
GDS has also updated its Digital Services Framework spend figures, claiming to date, 23 contracts have been awarded to 18 suppliers.
Of these, 10 suppliers are SMEs and a further seven deals are awaiting a final agreement.
The total value of Call-Off’s is £13.6m.
The new figures were released shortly after it was announced the new Digital Marketplace is the new location to procure G-Cloud services and the Digital Services Framework will be joining in the new year.
For more about G-Cloud, attend Think Cloud Vendors on 9th December 2014.