New look website, Academia go live and RFQ keeps growing this March

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Mar 03, 2014

Institutions are saving £100s on goods and services using GeM's Request for Quote

We are seeing a huge increase in the use of GeM's Request for Quote functionality by institutions across the UK.  93 institutions are now using GeM as their primary mini tender tool and we have seen over 2000 request for quotes carried out  worth over £1 million.  We have already seen one institution make a saving of £8,000 on an order of 90 PCs and another institution £9,500 when ordering one item of audio visual equipment.

GeM's request for quote is a free and easy way to ensure that your purchasers are getting the best deal on the goods and services buying.  The system is fully auditable and will save administrative time as all activity is carried out in one central portal.

Unlike the other systems out there, we also have a dedicated supplier adoption team who work with suppliers to ensure that they respond to you within your time frames to provide you with the quotes you need.  You can find out more about which agreements are set up here.  

Make sure you're institution is not missing out on these savings by contacting the cloudBuy Customer Support team to find out just how easy it is to make savings for your institution now.

Academia are now live on GeM

We are very pleased to announce that Academia are now live on the eMarketplace.  Academia specialises in the supply of software, IT hardware, training and service solutions to the public sectors. Our team of experts offer advanced knowledge and guidance in Apple, Audio & Video, Infrastructure, Security and Mobile Device Management.

This new supplier to the GeM system joins the growing list of contracted suppliers waiting to receive your orders through GeM.  You can see who else is waiting to trade with you on the GeM website.  

Setting your institution up on GeM is an easy process and will see you making savings, purchasing collaboratively and reducing administrative costs by centralising your institutions buying process.  

New Agreements live for Request for Quote

Following last months announcement, we are very pleased to announce that the following TUCO agreements are now Request for Quote enabled on GeM:

  •     Alcohol
  •     Vending
  •     Hot Beverage Dispensing Equipment and Ingredients.

We can also announce that the following agreements are also now live:

  •     Soft Furnishings
  •     Janitorial and Cleaning Suppliers

To see the full list of the agreements that you can carry out Request for Quotes on visit the GeM website

Have you seen our new look?

You might have noticed that we have recently launched a revamped GeM website.  If you've missed out or just can't resist having another look visit

If you have any feedback on the new site please do not hesitate to contact us.