Amicus ITS has recently renewed its status as an Official Crown Commercial Supplier for the UK Government on the G-Cloud cloud services framework. This framework is designed for a public sector audience with a procurement process run by the CCS.
Started in 2012, G-Cloud came in response to a firm commitment to government departments and public sector bodies (including the NHS) to go digital and transform the relationship between citizen and state. G-Cloud provides a centralised, pre-compliant and assured portal for cloud services procurement for organisations across England and Wales. Getting onto the framework offers transparency for the buyer who can window shop all the suppliers for the best fitting services and solutions. It also showcases Amicus ITS as a trusted SME partner to Government departments and public bodies and with the aim of hopefully saving the citizen taxpayer money in the long run through the use of this network. G-Cloud 11 went live on 2nd July 2019.
The G-Cloud 11 framework was project managed by Marketing Manager, Lindsay Burden who commented: “G-Cloud 11 has come about only 12 months since the release of G-Cloud 10 in July 2018. The main change has been the addition of clauses around GDPR and cyber security, which with our ISO20000 and IS27001 accreditations proved straightforward. As an SME supplier we had around six weeks to identify the relevant services for this market, cross check any updates on how we are delivering them and ensure our drafting exactly met requirements prior to upload of 12 unique cloud support and cloud hosting services before the 15th May deadline”.
Sales Director Les Keen added: “The majority of our G-11 offerings in 2019 remain inhouse services which we are very proud about, but as an IT Managed Service Provider logically we cannot do everything ourselves, so where needed we will work closely with approved specialist partners from our technology partner ecosystem to ensure we continue to deliver the most relevant portfolio to meet buyer demand. There is always an anxious wait during the standstill period as we hold our breaths to find out the results. Happily for Amicus ITS it was 100% good news across the board for all submissions”.
Amicus ITS’ cloud services I 2019 include:
Cloud Support Services
• Service Desk as a Service
• Network Operations Centre – NOC
• Managed SQL Services
• Managed SQL Services for NHS
• Cloud Readiness Assessment Consultancy
• Public Sector Modern Workplace – Microsoft 365 (Microsoft)
• Cloud migration to Azure
• Security Operations Centre – SOC Design
• Virtual CISO
• Password Compliance & Authentication Service (Authlogics)
• Data Classification Information Security & Compliance (Netwrix)
Cloud Hosting Services
• Disaster Recovery as a Service – DraaS (with UKCloud)
Full details of all Amicus ITS G-Cloud 11 services can be found here
To discuss any services or solutions offered through G-Cloud, please call the Sales team on +44 2380 429429