SFW Awarded G-Cloud 5 Supplier Status
22 May 2014
SFW Ltd is delighted to announce that it has achieved supplier status on the G-Cloud 5 Framework
SFW Ltd has 26 offerings on the G-Cloud 5 Framework, available across the Software as a Service (SaaS), Specialist Cloud Services (SCS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) lots. This follows SFW’s previous success on G-Cloud 4, iii and ii frameworks. The UK Government G-Cloud 5 framework enables the rapid sourcing and deployment of secure, competitively priced cloud services to over 30,000 organisations in the UK public sector.
In this latest iteration of the G-Cloud Framework, SFW is continuing to offer key products: SaaS offerings include SFW EDRM, Collaboration, Intranet and Case Management Platforms; SCS offerings include Application Design, Development & Testing. In addition, SFW is continuing to offer IaaS, in partnership with SkyScape, IL2 and IL3 accredited SFW SkyScape Managed Cloud Infrastructure and SFW Skyscape Self-Service Infrastructure.
SFW has also introduced new services including the SFW Cloud Migration Service. This service assists Public Sector organisations in planning and delivering smooth, seamless transitions to the cloud as well as identifying the key areas required to maintain and develop a successful cloud presence.
Peter Hornsby, SFW Director commented “I’m extremely pleased that SFW has achieved supplier status on the G-Cloud Framework for the fourth time. SFW has already enjoyed a significant number of sales through this channel, 0.8% (£1.26m) by value and 1.2% (112) by volume of all CloudStore sales to date. Public Sector IT procurement is striving to make savings and, consequently, its approach has shifted towards Cloud First, commoditised services and rationalised infrastructure. SFW’s inclusion in G5 not only demonstrates that SFW’s products and services are congruent with this approach but, as sales to date show, that they are also relevant to the Public Sector Market.”
He continued, “Public Sector has been SFW’s key focus sector since 2000, and now over 80% of SFW’s clients are Public Sector organisations. G-Cloud is a very important platform for SMEs like SFW to interact with and sell to the Public Sector - to date, about 60% of spend from the G-Cloud is with SMEs. SFW’s presence on G-Cloud 5 means Public Sector Clients can continue to source SFW’s offerings quickly, and at a lower overall procurement cost, because the tendering requirements have already been undertaken. Combining SFW’s offering portfolio on G-Cloud and its presence on the ConsultancyONE and Digital Services Frameworks, it’s now easier than ever to get timely, cost-effective, quality services from SFW - directly.”
The G-Cloud Programme is a cross-government initiative that is part of the Government ICT Strategy, with the aim of facilitating the adoption of Cloud Computing. The initial focus was on introducing cloud ICT services into government departments, local authorities and the wider public sector via an OJEU compliant framework called G-Cloud. These services can then be reviewed through the CloudStore.
G-Cloud is now the responsibility of the Government Digital Service (GDS). The G-Cloud Framework RM1557, is in place between the Crown Commercial Service and each of the 1000+ G-Cloud suppliers. It enables Public Sector organisations to contract directly with G-Cloud suppliers using a standardised set of Call-off Terms and Order Form.
SFW is a British SME that Delivers Value, Digitally via Agile Software Application Services to Public and Private sector organisations – helping them transform their services into digital applications, streamline processes, increase efficiency and reduce costs.
SFW’s services span the IT lifecycle and beyond, including Advisory, Agile Delivery, Application Management and Secure Hosting. Its approach is underpinned by disciplined development and management methodologies, ITIL-compliant service management and a commitment to quality, the environment and security (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 accredited). This ensures SFW delivers service excellence, consistently and securely, to its clients.
Since inception in 1992, SFW has gained an enviable reputation for helping clients reduce cost, add value and attain real benefits, faster and better. With over 15 years’ successful delivery to the public sector, SFW's quality of performance and desire to provide innovative and useful applications make it the preferred and trusted, long term technology partner for many UK and pan-European government agencies.
To date, Public Sector clients that have purchased SFW’s products and services via the G-Cloud include DECC, DEFRA, the Houses of Parliament, Homes & Communities Agency, Heritage Lottery Fund, HM Treasury, Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency, National Employment Savings Trust and Passenger Focus.
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Buying Direct from SFW
The G-Cloud, Digital Services and ConsultancyONE Frameworks enable Public Sector organisations to contract with SFW directly through a range of procurement routes.
- G-Cloud enables customers to purchase commodity, cloud based services
- ConsultancyONE provides ICT expertise for the development and pre-design of solutions
- Digital Services Framework allows customers to source either individual roles within a project team, or an entire team to deliver agile software development of digital services
SFW Awarded G-Cloud 5 Supplier Status