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Amendment of Cloud for Europe tender documents & extended deadlines

The amended Cloud for Europe tender documents are now published. The relevant notice is available on TED at: The updated documents (release v.1.1 21.02.2015) can be downloaded from the tender website:

Consequently, also the deadlines were extended. The new time limit for requests of clarification is 26 February 2015 at 23:59. The new time limit for the receipt of tenders is Monday, 16th of March at 10:30 CET.


Cloud for Europe tender for the joint pre-commercial procurement (PCP) of research and development on cloud computing services

The purpose of the tender is to research and demonstrate solutions to overcome obstacles for the adoption of cloud computing by the public sector.

The Cloud for Europe PCP is inviting suppliers to bid for any or all of three services (lots), each of which provides a framework agreement for the realisation of research and development services.

The lots are:

  • Federated certified service brokerage
  • Secure legislation-aware storage
  • Legislation execution.

The work will be carried out in three distinct competitive phases over a total of 18 months:

  • Phase 1: Solution design
  • Phase 2: Prototype development
  • Phase 3: Original development of a limited number of first products or services in the form of a test series.

For each lot, several bids will be awarded a framework agreement. After each phase, results will be evaluated and bids will compete with each other for assignments in the subsequent phase.

The main contact point for the tendering process is the lead procurer in the Cloud for Europe project – Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale (Italy), acting on behalf of the project’s other procurement partners – Ministerie van Financiën Directoraat-generaal Belastingdienst (the Netherlands), Entidade de Serviços Partilhados da Administração Pública (Portugal), The National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics - Ministry for Information Society (Romania), and Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (Slovakia).

The total budget available for the contract awards is four million euro.

For further information including the tender specifications, please refer to and to the tender web page


Contact point: 

Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale

Area Cittadini, imprese e trasferimento tecnologico

+39 (0)6 85264 354