Shortly after the live announcement was made, public sector users discovered that they were unable to browse the updated list of 1132 suppliers.
The Cabinet Office initially claimed the issue had arisen because of the time it was taking to update the catalogue with the number of services now available – 17,000.
Singleton wrote a blog post that stated a team would be working over the weekend to fix the problem after final amendments to the site had caused a “search issue.”
He added an apology and said that the aim was to have CloudStore up and running by Tuesday morning, which was achieved.
“G-Cloud 5 has now gone live in the CloudStore and again the number of suppliers and services has grown,” it said.
The post added that this iteration has seen growth of over 10% with its 1132 suppliers and the addition of 9236 new services.
Besides this, GDS made sure to note that there has been a rise in the number of SMEs on the framework, now at 87% in total.
There are 439 providers who are totally new to the framework and 92% of these are smaller firms.