Of this number, 53% of sales by total value and 61% by volume have been awarded to SMEs, which GDS claims has helped businesses grow and given more organisations the opportunity to work with government.
Central government remains the biggest spender on the framework, accounting for 80% of total purchases, while local government contributed to just 6% of total sales last month.
The remaining 14% of sales were completed by the wider public sector, “other” and not-for-profits.
As other monthly sales figures for G-Cloud have revealed, “Specialist Cloud Services” is the most popular lot on the framework, followed by Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
According to G-Cloud programme director Tony Singleton, the most recent sales figures demonstrate the success of the framework.
“2014 has been a year where we have achieved a lot. It’s about making sure opportunities are there for suppliers and that Digital Marketplace [G-Cloud’s new home] is helping those transforming public services by making it simpler, clearer and faster for them to buy what they need,” he claimed.
The publication of the second tender comes a little later than expected – the original framework launched in November 2013 and was supposed to last nine months.
Bidders have until 22nd January to express interest in joining the Digital Services Framework and suppliers are expected to be appointed around April 2015, after the current iteration expires on 31st March.
According to the tender document, the framework agreement will be nine months and is expected to be worth £40m.
The maximum number of participants is 999.