OCRE will publish a tender from October 2019 up to the 1st quarter of 2020. At present the tender process and the requirements are still being formed. 

The tenders will be conducted in accordance with the 2014/24/EU procurement directive and will result in framework agreements with all suppliers who qualify (a portfolio of services).

The framework agreements will be valid for four years from Q1 2020 up until Q1 2024 and will be signed by GÉANT. This ensures availability beyond the OCRE project duration.

The providers selected in the tenders will become an integral part of the service catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud, envisioned to be a single marketplace for digital services for all European researchers.

Additionally, providers will be connected to the GÉANT data network and the community’s single sign-on (SSO) systems, bringing them into the heart of the research community’s ICT ecosystem.

Tender developments

Until the tender is published, OCRE will engage with both users and suppliers to keep all stakeholders informed of the latest developments. Take a look at some of the ways you can engage and keep up to date with the latest updates regarding the tender:

To ensure your organisation is informed, be sure to join the OCRE Community Network: