The Commercial team at Taylors has worked with Preston-based Magma Digital Limited on its contracts with UK Government for a place on the new procurement framework, G-Cloud 6
The service is designed to facilitate public sector bodies and organisations to find, compare and procure digital cloud services for technology projects, on the Government’s Digital Marketplace.
This initiative will help to address the needs and the demands of 21st-century digital government, in a more cost-effective way than before. This is part of a ‘Cloud First’ policy that the government has adopted for public sector IT.
This new procurement framework has helped to create a level playing field by allowing smaller specialist suppliers to compete against large corporations. 87 per cent of approved suppliers on the marketplace are SMEs.
Jeremy Coates, Magma Digital CEO, said: “For an SME like Magma Digital, this initiative goes a long way towards opening up the public sector marketplace, as it empowers smaller companies to compete on a level basis. Myself and the Managing Director, Priscilla, have over two decades of public sector experience between us and this platform will enable us to leverage our valuable and relevant sector knowledge.”
Elaine Hurn, Managing Partner of Taylors, who advised Magma Digital on the contracts for its place on the framework, said, “It’s vital that businesses, such as Magma Digital, have the right terms and conditions in place to make sure their position in any commercial arrangement is protected and that any agreement works in the favour of all parties”
“Taylors has a track record of helping businesses negotiate commercial contracts with some real heavyweight public bodies and organisations, including UK Government, NHS, Tesco and the ’big six’ utility companies, as well as working with owner-managed businesses in the IT sector, so we were able to give Jeremy and Priscilla our advice and guidance during the course of the negotiations and to make sure we met a somewhat tight deadline!”.