October 25 2022
iProov has been awarded G-Cloud Supplier Status by the UK’s Crown Commercial Services (CCS) for the fourth year running.
G-Cloud is the UK’s government-run marketplace where UK central government departments and all other public sector bodies can procure cloud-based computing services.
iProov’s supplier status further demonstrates our position as the world’s most validated provider of face biometric authentication.
In this article, we’ll explain what’s new in G-Cloud 13 and what iProov’s inclusion in the framework means for the UK government and the public sector.
G-Cloud is a digital marketplace for UK central government and public sector bodies to procure technology without a tender. The G-Cloud framework governs the relationship between cloud suppliers and the Crown Commercial Service.
All vendors on the marketplace are vetted and trusted, so government departments don’t need to go through their own vetting and tender process when choosing a provider. Crucially, this also saves the government from having multiple individual contracts with suppliers.
The UK government’s G-Cloud initiative has been active since 2012 as part of the wider ‘Cloud First’ policy. It encourages public sector organizations to pursue cloud-based services, as they are less costly than on-premises alternatives.
Essentially, it streamlines the procurement process. It is far simpler for organizations listed on G-Cloud to do business with the UK public sector – and vice versa.
iProov can be used for a number of services. These include:
iProov’s services will be found under the following categories within the G-Cloud 13 digital marketplace once it launches on November 9:
iProov is proven at scale and is already trusted by key governments across the globe, including:
Our technology is trusted at the government level because it provides the utmost security, without compromising user experience or inclusivity. Developed with the user in mind, iProov’s technology has been tested to national security standards by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the UK Home Office, the Singapore Government and the Australian Government.
We have been third-party tested to achieve a wide number of certifications, including but not limited to:
Independently certified security, trust, and inclusion are the hallmarks of iProov’s services.
Ultimately, iProov is one of the most validated biometric face solutions in the world – that’s why we’re trusted by governments and public sector organizations. With G-Cloud 13, it remains simple for UK government employees to procure our technology.
The following products will be listed on G-Cloud 13:
Find an in-depth focus on iProov products here.
If you work within a UK central government department or other public sector body, G-Cloud 13 provides quick and easy procurement of approved cloud hosting and software services through a single digital marketplace.
Government and public sector departments will continue to be able to view and procure iProov’s biometric authentication and digital onboarding products on the digital marketplace without interruption.
G-Cloud is replaced every year and the contracts are renewed, although G-Cloud 12 was extended for an additional 12 months. Even if you are already on G-Cloud 12 framework, you still need to apply to G-Cloud 13 as the previous services will be removed.
G-Cloud has been a success to date: on the 10th year anniversary of G-Cloud, CSS announced that £1.5 billion in commercial benefits has been achieved for public sector customers through the G-Cloud framework since 2012.
There are a few small iterations. For example, suppliers applying to G-Cloud 13 are now required to describe how their services meet government goals surrounding social values (climate change, COVID-19 recovery, well-being, and so on). This was not present in previous G-Cloud frameworks.
G-Cloud 13 will be launched on November 9. G-Cloud 12 will stay open for customers to call off their arrangements for two months after its current end date; November 27.
We look forward to working with existing and new customers in the UK government and public sector.