In December 2013, I reported that Viewpoint’s UK subsidiary 4Projects had been accepted as a supplier for the UK government’s G-Cloud programme. Today I learned (news release) that London, UK-based Asite has also joined the G-Cloud gang. Asite CEO Tony Ryan said:
“Our appointment to the G-Cloud framework builds on our long-standing relationships providing project collaboration services in the cloud to UK government. Together with our long-standing commitment to supporting the government’s Construction Strategy and in particular the achievement of Level 2 BIM with our cBIM service, we are fully committed to the improvement of procurement in UK construction.”
The G-Cloud programme provides a route for any government ICT procurer to seek a supplier without having to go through the lengthy and laborious OJEU route. As well as 4Projects, Asite joins several competitors already in the Cloudstore, including Unit4‘s Business Collaborator platform (added in February 2012) and Conject.
Update (3 July) – Asite’s G-Cloud tweets seem to have stimulated, or at least coincided, with some G-Cloud tweets and a blog post by Conject.