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Concerns raised over Home Office’s £450m mega cloud deal with AWS

December 7, 2023


The Home Office’s mega £450m public cloud hosting contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is concerning public sector market watchers as more details emerge about the contract’s content and how it was arranged.

The three-year contract commenced on Friday 1 December 2023, and a redacted copy of the 114-page call-off contract for the deal confirmed it was arranged through the government’s long-running G-Cloud procurement framework, with the Home Office benefiting from preferential pricing from AWS.

Even with those discounts factored in, the fact is this contract – which is the latest in a succession of cloud deals between the Home Office and AWS – represents a sizeable chunk of change.

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