UKCloud is solely focused on working with public sector organisations and partners who support the public sector – helping them to gain value from the agility and cost savings of using a sovereign, assured cloud platform.
We deliver UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, with genuine pay by the hour consumption models.
UKCloud is the most connected cloud provider to secure government networks; it is a certified Public Services Network (PSN) service provider, has been awarded aggregator status for the N3/HSCN network, offers services over the PNN network and connectivity to the Janet education and research network as well as the RLI defence network.
Our full range of services are optimised for OFFICIAL and fully aligned to the 14 NCSC Cloud Security Principles. Our services are available via the G-Cloud framework and Technology Services 2 (TS2) framework.
The G-Cloud framework has been live since 2012 and allows UK Public Sector organisations to search 19,000 services listings for hosting, software and support services from any one of the 2,800 suppliers. So far, over £2.4Bn has been spent through this framework. The benefit of G-Cloud is that it allows public sector buyers to source innovative services quickly, at low cost, and in full compliance with procurement regulations. The framework is available via the Digital Marketplace, and UKCloud currently has 30 individual services available under Cloud Hosting and Cloud Software.
We have won a number of high-profile contracts via the framework across central government, local authorities, healthcare, defence, education, blue-light and not for profit organisations. Examples of just some of the organisations we work with include the Cabinet Office, DVLA, Home Office, HMRC and MOD.
Technology Services 2 (TS2) Framework
This framework offers public sector buyers a wide range of options, with a clear mission statement;
“To be the preferred customer route to market for sourcing Technology Services and Transformational Support, in line with Government policy and strategy.
Providing the right supplier market for our customers and a healthy pipeline of opportunity for our suppliers.
Offering flexible routes to market, whilst ensuring ‘value for money’ for our customers”
It operates under 4 Lots;
- Technology Strategy & Service Design;
- Transition & Transformation;
- Operational services, and;
- Programmes and Large Projects including “above OFFICIAL” security classifications.
With an estimated Forecast spend of £2bn – £3bn within the framework and delivering an estimated £180m savings to the tax payer, other benefits include;
- Longer contract terms (ranging from 2 years to 7 depending on Lot) meaning greater certainty for both buyer and supplier;
- The ability for buyers to engage with the marketplace to design an appropriate solution to meet their specific requirements
- The opportunity for Top Secret workloads to benefit from Assured Cloud Hosting.
For further information please see the TS2 website.
Differences between TS2 and G-Cloud
G-Cloud is ideal for customers who wish to choose from pre-set services with defined pricing, product details, terms and conditions, features and functionality. All customers can receive the same pricing and largely similar contractual terms.
Unlike G-Cloud, TS2 is tailored to each customer based on their specific requirements. They may require customised features and functionality, pricing and contract commitments in line with the solutions they require.