DTA updates scope of Cloud Marketplace 2.0

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 27 February, 2020

DTA updates scope of Cloud Marketplace 2.0

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has updated the planned scope of the Cloud Marketplace version 2.0 (CMP 2.0) based on feedback from a recent consultation.

The new cloud marketplace will replace the current Cloud Services Panel (CSP), which hosts over 500 cloud services from over 240 sellers.

Following a consultation which commenced in October, the DTA has adjusted the scope and approach to implementing the CMP 2.0 to align more closely with the value for money assessment required as part of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

The marketplace will now enable sellers to offer any ICT functionality as a cloud service, and will be able to provide cloud computing-based professional services.

Other significant modifications include a new requirement for all sellers offering cloud consulting expertise to describe their skills and experience levels using the Skills for the Information Age framework, and a simplified cost recovery model including the abolition of the Administration Fee.

The DTA will next month commence an open request for tender process to select and onboard sellers of cloud offerings over the new platform.

The request for tender will be conducted using a trial online Digital Tendering Platform. The notice and related documentation will be issued on AusTender, but applicants will be directed to the trial platform to submit responses.

The new marketplace is now expected to be operational by late 2020.

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