The purpose of this Buying Cloud Services Handbook is to provide guidance to those Cloud customers wishing to purchase Cloud Services through a competitive procurement process (Cloud Services Request for Proposal- RFP), but lacking the expertise to draft a Cloud Framework Agreement.
This document is provided for informational purposes only. It has not been developed in accordance with legal requirements for public procurement processes within any particular country or region.
The handbook also looks as additional selection criteria language for Call Offs or Mini Competitions when purchasing off of a Cloud Framework Agreement. The sections of the handbook are organized to resemble a generic IT RFP. Sample generic RFP and selection criteria language is accompanied by commentary to help understand why a cloud RFP is different from a traditional IT RFP.