Supplier information about the Marketplace
Helping smaller providers supply to government
One of the guiding design principles of the Marketplace is for a platform that by default is open to all suppliers meeting the entry criteria.
The on-boarding process will be as efficient as possible. The simple application process and low-barrier to entry provides smaller suppliers with a good opportunity to present their products to government agencies.
No differences for New Zealand-owned or internationally owned providers
All suppliers of public cloud services will go through the same on-boarding process.
Don’t need existing contracts with government
You don’t need an existing contract with government to provide public cloud services through the Marketplace. All Marketplace suppliers go through the on-boarding process.
How time consuming will it be for suppliers to maintain their offerings in the Marketplace?
The intention is for the platform to be self-service for suppliers. The actual time required by each supplier to maintain their catalogue of services will depend on:
- the complexity and size of their catalogue of services
- how often it needs to be updated
- each supplier’s ability to use automation for maintaining for their catalogue (for example, APIs – Application Programming Interfaces).
No guarantees of business
The premise of the Marketplace is that providers will have low barriers of entry in order to engage with government, but they will still need to compete on the basis of their value. There are no guarantees of any business quantities or commitments.