The Cloud Marketplace is a panel arrangement for cloud computing offerings to government, as managed by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA). The panel was established in 2020 and allows sellers to be appointed either through the initial approach to market or via subsequent refreshes. The Cloud Marketplace is one of several digital platforms – ‘Marketplaces’ – administered by DTA providing government buyers access to a prequalified set of suppliers in not only cloud services, but hardware, telecommunications, software and a broad range of digital professional services.
As the IT space is always evolving, these marketplaces tend to undergo refreshes every two or so years either to source new suppliers, or to update categories to suit the technology evolution. This current refresh of the Cloud Marketplace seeks suppliers to the following categories:
– Cloud Services – ICT functionality services available aligned with the classification, characteristics and deployment models of ISO/IEC 17788.
– Cloud Consulting – Cloud Consulting includes cloud computing related professional services through subject matter experts to assist on Cloud initiatives with the skills and capabilities aligned to levels 3-7 of the Skills for the Information Age (SFIA) framework\
Each category has a range of capability areas from which suppliers can choose. Note that if you are an existing panellist from the initial Cloud Marketplace Request for Tender (RFT), then you do not need to reapply for a category through this tender. If you wish to add new capabilities to your profile, that can be done directly through the Buy ICT webiste.
Head agreements are expected to be in place by March 2023. This RFT closes on 31 Oct 2022.