Shoothill, the UK-based software development and data visualisation specialists, have been accepted as a supplier on the prestigious Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud 8 framework, superseding their original listing on G-Cloud 6.

The Crown Commercial Service has brought together Government’s central commercial capability into a single organisation, amalgamating Government Procurement Service with other commercial teams from the Cabinet Office and central government departments.

CCS is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office and operates as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. Their remit is to work with both departments and organisation across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery.

The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.

With both service delivery and advisory capability, services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a true, single customer’ freeing up individual organisations tp focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.

Shoothill already have a track record in the Public Sector, with many significant projects already completed, including extensive work for the Environment Agency, West Midlands Fire Service and the Imperial War Museum.

Designed to make life easier for government departments, local authorities and wider Public Sector organisations to purchase cloud solutions, the G-Cloud Framework is now in its eighth release.

Rod Plummer, MD at Shoothill, commented earlier today, “We are thoroughly delighted to have been accepted on this framework agreement and it is further evidence that Shoothill have a compelling proposition for the Public Sector. Organisations can now easily and painlessly benefit from the cost-effective services provided by Shoothill, with projects being developed in a much shorter time frame without the need for a drawn-out, separate procurement process”.