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Cross-border service procurement session at EGI Community Forum, 10 November 2015, 11:00-12:30 CET

10/11/2015 -
11:00 to 12:30

David Foster, CERN, will lead the session Cross-border service procurement at the next EGI Community Forum.

With e-Infrastructures evolving towards service-oriented provision with on-demand allocation and pay-for-use capabilities, there is an opportunity for analysing and revising the procurement process for e-Infrastructure services. Currently publicly funded resource providers and their users lack the knowledge and mechanisms to collectively bid within a public procurement process.

The goal of this activity is to analyse opportunities and barriers for cross-border procurement of e-Infrastructure services and to identify best practices that could enable RIs or large research collaborations to acquire services to support their research agenda collectively.

A number of RIs and infrastructure providers will contribute to the analysis and documentation of use cases. A final report will be produced identifying opportunities, barriers, use cases and best practices. The report will be disseminated to relevant authorities at national and international level, including those involved in structural funding, and feedback will be collected. The activity will be led by CERN with the contribution of INGV (representing EPOS), CSIC (representing LifeWatch), BBMRI-ERIC, RBI (representing DARIAH) and (representing EGI and liaising with the NGIs).

The session will host the following presentations:

11:10 - 11:40 PICSE procurement case studies and procurement process assessment tool, Sara Garavelli, Trust-IT Services
11:40 - 12:00 EGI feedback on the CERN Market Survey, Sy Holsinger, EGI
12:00 - 12:20 Update on the HNSciCloud Pre Commercial Procurement project, David Foster, CERN
12:20 - 12:30 Discussion, summary and next steps, David Foster, CERN

More on the event here.