Over 80 percent of suppliers on the government’s G-Cloud IT procurement framework have never made a sale through the platform, V3 has learned.

G-Cloud is a framework agreement combined with an online “CloudStore” to allow public-sector organisations to buy cloud products and services.

It was created in 2012 in a bid to level the playing field between small IT suppliers and global tech giants such as IBM and Microsoft, thereby saving taxpayers money by making public-sector IT more competitive.

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