Simplicity
An experienced lead to manage an expansive ecosystem of partners with different capabilities and needs
Ease 
An easier way to access a broad and more agile pool of talent and meet SME targets
Efficiency
Reduce time and budget needed to manage a complex supply chain

At CGI we know that not only many hands make light work, but working in unison with other suppliers, great or small, is more likely to deliver the required outcomes for citizens and businesses on time and to budget. Central Government trusts us to lead some of the largest and most complex supplier ecosystems because we have the experience, capability and humility to integrate other businesses seamlessly. We provide opportunities for trusted SMEs to add value to government projects in a safe and controlled environment for all parties.

Bringing SMEs into the fold

Undoubtedly, SMEs bring cutting edge innovation, fresh talent and agility to public sector projects. In turn, public procurement can help them to grow, making a significant contribution to levelling up Great Britain and increasing training opportunities around the country.

An SME ecosystem, with CGI at the helm, makes it easier for central government clients to access a wider talent pool, taking away the complexity of managing multiple smaller partners, while making government projects more easily accessible to small businesses who require a more flexible approach to suite their ability to scale.

Professionals in a meeting

“As an SME, BrightBox welcomes the opportunity to work with large-scale technology services companies.  CGI has been a shining example of how to embrace SMEs in their partner eco-system and they know how to get the best from a collection of specialist SMEs to deliver leading-edge value to their clients.  They are a pleasure to work with.”

Stuart Houghton, Chief Operating Officer, BrightBox Group


Webinar: SME Ecosystems - Bringing the best of breed and reducing complexity

In spite of the many benefits that come with widening your talent pool through increasing the number of suppliers, the pitfalls for government departments to managing multiple partners are equivalent. And, with the government mandate to award 30% of its’ spend to SMEs, supply-chain management can become a minefield in terms of project consistency, flexibility and agility, and financial management.

Did you know, you can increase your supplier base and also reduce supplier management?

Book your place on the CGI ecosystems webinar to hear how effective ecosystems can benefit Central Government. We will share our first-hand experiences from running large ecosystem contracts within Central Government, and will be joined by an SME from one of our ecosystems.

  • Date: 21 March 2023

  • Time: 14:00 - 15:00