For the third year in a row, ADM Cloudtech won the British government’s cloud services framework procurement in all categories and was once again added to the national database, which enables the Estonian company to bid for the UK’s national cloud service procurements via a simple, automated process in the future.
ADM Cloudtech bid for the procurement in all categories – cloud service hosting, software, and support services – and they were named the winner of each category.
“Although the world is currently going through something that is beyond complicated, then cloud services are nonetheless showing a growth trend across all sectors and countries. This was the third time we participated in the British government’s cloud services framework procurement and the second time that we won all three categories. Winning this procurement is immensely important for our team since it supports the expansion of ADM Cloudtech outside of Estonia even further,” said the Managing Partner at ADM Cloudtech, Klemens Arro.
The Government Cloud First policy, which was introduced by the UK’s government in 2013, makes it mandatory for all public sector organisations who are procuring IT services to first evaluate public cloud services before considering any other options. To simplify the procurement process, the government organises framework procurements that all qualifying service providers can participate in. The results of the latest cloud services framework procurement were published on September 22 and it was won by the Estonian company ADM Cloudtech.
“Since we also involve various partners in our more substantial international projects, then winning the procurement also has a big impact on Estonia as it brings both jobs and money as well as new knowledge and valuable experiences here,” Arro said.
The cloud services programme UK Government G-Cloud, introduced in 2012, aims to make it easier to organise IT procurements related to cloud computing for the governmental bodies of the UK. To achieve this, framework procurements are organised where the companies who make the winning bids are all added to the Digital Marketplace database, an environment that the UK’s public sector organisation can use to procure cloud computing services.