It was recently reported that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has replaced its initial £40m cloud deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with a three-year deal of £94m with the supplier.
Indeed, the new deal was stated to have started in April 2021 and will run for three years as well as include a commitment from HMRC to spend a minimum of £29m every year on AWS services.
Besides, the contract was arranged through the G-Cloud 12 procurement framework, which allows HMRC to benefit from the discounted pricing offered on AWS services through the One Government Value Arrangement (OGVA). The OGVA enables the UK government and public sectors to be treated as one single client by AWS so that they can receive cost savings regarding public cloud services.
The decision was supported by the belief that using public cloud services is a very important part of the department’s digital transformation strategy and will, in the long term, help it build and run more resilient services.