The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) all the time welcomes cloud service providers to offer their services through different channels to government bureaux/departments for acquisition. In May 2012, succeeded by a Request for Information (RFI) exercise conducted in February 2012, OGCIO first introduced a listing arrangement for the Government Public Cloud Services (GPCS) for three years with a list of 40 GPCS providers and over 300 services to be offered. This procurement arrangement provides ample opportunities to cloud service providers, including small and medium-sized enterprises, to participate in government procurement activities more conveniently. Coupled with a standard set of terms and conditions initially agreed by individual GPCS Providers as the basis to establish subsequent service contracts, procuring bureaux/departments (B/Ds) can easily refer to the list to issue their requests for quotations and place orders according to the prevailing government procurement procedures.
To cope with the fast changing world of cloud computing, potential GPCS Providers are allowed to submit requests at any time for inclusion into the GPCS suppliers list now.
Currently, GPCS Providers can provide the government with their public cloud services on subscription basis covering four service categories, namely
(a) Productivity Applications with “Office Tools and Suites”, “Document and Content Management” and “Collaboration, Meetings, Conferencing” as mandatory items;
(b) Business Applications with “E-Mail” as a mandatory item;
(c) Cloud IT Services with “Backup and Restore” as a mandatory item; and
(d) Social Media Applications with “Photo Hosting/Sharing” and “Video Hosting/Sharing” as mandatory items.
How to Become a Government Public Cloud Services Providers
For those interested cloud service providers who have at least one year of cloud service experience can apply for inclusion in the list by completing the following forms:
- “Request for inclusion” indicating their agreements: (i) to comply with the standard set of Terms and Conditions (Appendix B); and (ii) to release the service and reference prices to all B/Ds for internal reference; and
- “Appendix E” with supporting and/or published materials showing their services to be offered together with the reference prices, etc. and demonstrating how requirements as listed in Sections 1.1 and 2.1 of Appendix C can be achieved.
Normally, an applicant can submit application for being enlisted in any service category for the provision of any mandatory item, and its application will be assessed on the basis of individual mandatory item.
Application for inclusion in the GPCS supplier lists is free of charge. Application can be submitted to (with one hardcopy and one softcopy):
Systems Manager (Governance & Resources)43
GPCS Administrative Team
6/F North Point Government Offices
333 Java Road
Applications received will be processed by OGCIO. Subject to confirmation of their credentials, those service providers that are found acceptable will be included in the GPCS Supplier Lists and notified by email. A simple regulating and monitoring mechanism is in place for the provision of GPCS. Service providers shall provide us with relevant statistics on their purchase orders received from the Government. Based on the statistics, B/Ds will report service provider’s performance to us periodically and on a need basis. If a service provider or its particular service cannot meet the expected quality requirements, we will consider delisting the relevant service or even the service provider. Details are included in Appendix D.
If you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us by email <GPCS-Admin@ogcio.gov.hk>.
What is the Current List of GPCS Providers?
(Last update date: 2022/07/18)
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