Total G-Cloud sales have hit £959m, up £55m in December, with small and medium enterprises winning 51 percent of sales by value and 61 per cent by volume during the month.
As usual, the majority of spending on G-Cloud was attributed to central government - some 75 percent - while the wider public sector was responsible for 25 percent of the sales.
This was an increase of 11 percent on the previous month's results for the public sector, suggesting that local councils and non-governmental public-sector organisations are showing a greater interest in the cloud.
However, the Cabinet Office has yet to update the sales figures dashboard that details the spending breakdown across the public sector and the type of services procured by the government.
Spending through the Digital Services framework reached a total of £43.6m in December, rising by around £7m from November's spending.
Smaller companies accounted for 71 percent of the sales made through the digital products and services procurement framework. Some 87 percent of sales were made to central government and 13 percent to the wider public sector.
The combined figure for G-Cloud and the Digital Services framework, which make up the government’s Digital Marketplace, have therefore now broken the £1bn mark.
Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock suggested that the figures prove the success of the Digital Marketplace.
“From a small handful of suppliers five years ago, there are now 2,433 suppliers to government of digital services on the Digital Marketplace. It shows that this is not just an agenda for delivering public services but for developing a whole industry that can supply the cutting-edge technology we need,” he said at the Sprint 16 event.
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