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The government has taken the next step towards the creation of the G Cloud with a tender notice, posted on the Government Procurement Service website, for a £60m framework to provide cloud computing services across the public sector.

It has invited suppliers to bid for four 'lots', covering infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, software as a service and specialist cloud services.

The initial framework will run for six months. The Cabinet Office has previously indicated that the contract is likely to be followed by another tailored to reflect feedback from suppliers and public authorities.

The invitation to tender marks the start of the delivery of the government's plan to provide a range of cloud computing services through an environment designed specifically for the UK public sector. This has been one of the key elements of government's ICT plans since the Labour government published the Journey to Digital Government paper in 2009.

The new implementation plan for the Government ICT Strategy includes an ambition for cloud computing to account for half of central government's new spending in the field by the end of 2015.

This article was originally published at Guardian Government Computing.

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