Cross-border joint procurement
- Bob Jones (CERN)
e-Infrastructures are evolving towards service-oriented provision with on-demand allocation and pay-for-use capabilities calling for a rethink of the procurement process for e-Infrastructure services.
Currently publicly funded resource providers and their users lack the knowledge and mechanisms to collectively tender & bid within a public procurement process. The goal of this session is to analyse opportunities and barriers for cross-border procurement of e-Infrastructure services and to identify best practices that could enable Research Infrastructures or large research collaborations to acquire services to support their research agenda collectively.
The session will include brief presentations by Research Community representatives outlining their computing models and foreseen approach to
resource provisioning, as well as the results of the pay-for-use pilot study performed in 2014 by EGI.
The work of the PICSE (Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe) on procurement barriers and the development of a procurement model will help guide the discussion.