What is the CloudBC Marketplace?
The CloudBC Marketplace is an online platform that provides information about Eligible Cloud Providers and their respective offers of in-scope cloud services and associated professional services (CloudBC Services) to Eligible Customers. Access to the CloudBC Marketplace is restricted to Eligible Customers.
The CloudBC Marketplace is designed to streamline the procurement process for cloud services to the benefit of both participating public sector organizations and participating cloud service providers.
With this objective, the CloudBC Invitation to Establish Eligibility to Submit Offers for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Offers, referred to informally as the Invitation, was issued on BC Bid by the Province Ministry of Citizens’ Services – Number ON-002797.
Through the Invitation, vendors that meet the minimum requirements are invited to finalize a CloudBC Framework Agreement (CFA). The CFA establishes the terms and conditions for offering services in the CloudBC Marketplace and for the second stage selection and procurement process to be used by the Eligible Customer.
Upon entering into a CFA, the vendor becomes an Eligible Cloud Provider. Information about the services pursuant to the ECP’s CFA will be included in the CloudBC Marketplace as CFAs are finalized.
The following organizations will be eligible to issue solicitations or enter contracts under CloudBC Framework Agreements once the CloudBC Marketplace in established:
- Province of British Columbia
- Fraser Health
- Interior Health
- Northern Health
- Provincial Health Services Authority
- Vancouver Coastal Health
- Island Health
- British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries)
- British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro)
- British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
- British Columbia Pension Corporation
- Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
- South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink)
- Workers’ Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC)
For More Information
The Invitation remains open until November 1, 2021. Intakes are scheduled at least annually during which time interested vendors are encouraged to submit Offers. However, interested vendors are invited to submit Offers at any point until the closing date. Successful vendors will be subject to a CFA term initially ending Nov. 1, 2021, to have their offers of in-scope cloud services and associated professional services presented in the CloudBC Marketplace.
More information about the Invitation can be found on BC Bid.