Two Scottish firms are listed on lucrative G-Cloud 12 framework



Two Scottish tech companies have been listed on a lucrative UK Government telecoms and network framework.

Commsworld, the UK’s largest independent network provider, has won approval for its services for the fourth year running on G-Cloud 12, where it will compete for a share of between £1.8bn and £2.5bn in public sector contracts.

Meanwhile Glasgow-based data analytics innovator Bellrock Technology has successfully listed for the very first time on G-Cloud 12, which has generated more than £6bn in contracts since 2012.

Among the major service areas to all UK public sector bodies Edinburgh-headquartered Commsworld will be able to offer will be cloud hosting, cloud software and cloud support.

Commsworld chief executive Ricky Nicol said: “Commsworld’s inclusion in G-Cloud for the fourth year in a row is a huge endorsement for us.

“As our society still grapples with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and the ‘new normal’ it has created, there is no doubt that fast, reliable and resilient connectivity is more vital than ever.

“Commsworld stands ready to support all organisations across the board in delivering a high-quality service that is reliable, credible and meets the high demands expected of it.”

Bellrock Technology will provide its full range of data solutions – from Data Science Deployment, to Artificial Intelligence (AI) Deployment and Machine Learning – to support Government organisations in their use of data analytics.

Dave McConachie, chief commercial officer, said: “Bellrock Technology’s inclusion in G-Cloud 12 is a hugely significant moment for our business.

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“It gives us the opportunity to be considered as a data analytics supplier for UK Government, as we look to expand our high-quality service in data analytics across the whole of the UK.

“It also follows our pride at being the only Scottish company invited to take part in the GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab, which is a huge vote of confidence for the unique approach we offer in delivering data analytics through our Lumen software.

“Both opportunities will give us a platform to take us into new markets and expand our client base significantly as we continue to move forward this year and into 2021.

Since its inception, there has been £6.2bn worth of sales through the G-Cloud framework, with the majority of the business coming from the UK government. Around 44% of that spend has been awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).



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