Government Departments: ICT

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is Government policy to award cloud hosting contracts only to US hyperscale cloud providers; how many and what proportion of Government cloud hosting contracts have been awarded to hyperscale cloud providers and what the value was of those contracts in each of the last three years.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

It is not government policy to award only to US hyperscale cloud providers. It is our policy to award contracts on the basis of value for money, whilst doing everything we can to encourage UK suppliers, and UK SME's in particular, to win business. This is achieved through competitive tender in accordance with public procurement legislation.

Information on cloud hosting contracts for Government as a whole is not held centrally.

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