G-Cloud - paying for the right to work
So that's what happened to the Cosa Nostra - it moved to Britain and took over Whitehall.
Big Brother will be getting his bit of anything that's going.
Scores of IT suppliers and consultancy firms have made it onto the G-Cloud framework, but government officials are keeping schtum about the names and numbers until a two-week cooling off period passes. A Cabinet Office spokesman told El Reg that 600 firms applied to be involved in Blighty's public sector mega-cloud system, and …
Not sure I understand your comment Colin - the idea of a framework is that you do the pre-qual work once (financial checks, competence checks etc). It's cheaper for suppliers as they have to go through this phase once, rather than repeating it for each contract they bid for.
Suppliers (and I've been on both sides, supplier and buyer) generally like a well run and sensible framework process.