DTA consulting on Cloud Marketplace

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 21 October, 2019

DTA consulting on Cloud Marketplace

The Digital Transformation Agency has commenced consulting on the design of the planned Cloud Marketplace procurement panel.

The agency has released a discussion paper outlining its proposed approach for the new Cloud Marketplace Panel, which will replace the existing Cloud Services Panel.

The proposed panel would provide a method for sourcing ICT components as a service, ranging from infrastructure, platform and software and applications through to functions and connectivity.

Services will be grouped into a number of categories, such as AI and machine learning, identity and access management, IoT solutions, security, database and desktop virtualisation services.

The agency aims to design the panel to ensure agencies have access to a flexible sourcing arrangement accommodating industry developments and technological advances, and to a wider range of cloud offerings than currently available under the existing panel.

With the project, the DTA also aims to simplify the buying process, while promoting increased participation from local SMEs.

Through the consultation, the DTA is aiming to determine whether there are any barriers to buyers accessing the panel for their cloud procurement needs, and whether the proposed approaches will deliver the best methods for periodically onboarding new sellers and products.

Submissions will be open until 13 November.

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