Blue Chip secures place on the G-Cloud 11 framework
The UK Government’s latest iteration of the G-Cloud procurement framework went live this month, aimed at enabling the public sector to purchase IT services such as hosting, IT support and cloud-based software.
Blue Chip is now one of the suppliers of the G-Cloud 11 framework, offering services to councils and other government agencies across Britain. Our Chief Compliance Officer, Derek Waterman wanted to expand opportunities. “We’re very proud of what we do. We’re proud of all our controls and all our certifications and we think we would be the right solution, with our aptitude and services around security and compliance, being of high appeal to the public sector.”
“It made sense to open up to another part of the market that, traditionally, we would have been excluded from”, remarked Blue Chip’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Chris Smith. “That’s not to say we don’t do business with government organisations, but now they’re compelled to go through these framework agreements. G-Cloud 11 opens a new marketplace for Blue Chip, the other part of it is there is a level of credibility that comes with the process and acceptance. It is like going through one big RFP.”
One major speciality which Blue Chip is renowned for, is the capability to rapidly and smoothly migrate SAP databases to the cloud, with an upgrade to S/4HANA.
“Lot of organisations – like government agencies - are using SAP. They’ll be facing the challenges that all SAP users will face coming into 2025, which means they’ll have to use SAP HANA” explains Chris. “That’s something we can help them with, Blue Chip Cloud is designed to tackle those challenges.”
“Nobody provides IBM Power Systems on the cloud, alongside x86, with such a wide degree of flexibility. Combine that with SAP HANA and we’ve got a G-Cloud 11 offering that is simply unparalleled.”