DTA invites sellers to new Cloud Marketplace

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 25 May, 2020

DTA invites sellers to new Cloud Marketplace

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is seeking sellers to sign up to its new Cloud Marketplace, which is expected to be operational by early next year.

The agency has released a request for tender inviting all sellers of cloud offerings to government to apply to be listed on the marketplace.

The Cloud Marketplace will replace the current Cloud Services Panel, which will expire in March next year, and will be a whole-of-government procurement arrangement for cloud offerings.

Sellers will therefore effectively need to respond to the request for tender to continue selling to government.

The new marketplace will list cloud offerings cross two areas: cloud services, including the offer of any ICT functionality as a cloud service, as well as cloud consulting and other professional services.

The former services will be categorised based on the ISO/IEC17788 standard on cloud computing. Sellers in the latter category will meanwhile list the services they can offer based on the responsibility levels included in the Skills For the Information Age (SFIA) framework.

Meanwhile the DTA for the first time plans to use the public beta of its new online Digital Tendering Platform to manage the request for tender process.

The DTP is hosted on government infrastructure to allow sellers to securely submit their RFT responses from anywhere. But the details of the tender have been published on AusTender as usual.

The request for tender has been shaped based on feedback from both buyers and sellers received by the agency during industry consultations.

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