Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ontario Data Centre Project

A plan to modernize public infrastructure for Ontario's Government has reached RFP (request for proposal) phase. This will allow the 'short list' of selected vendors make a proposal to design, build, finance and maintain the new data centre.

Although they are happy the project is moving along quickly, this is a Government project - and I am still amazed at all of the steps, red tape and stages a company has to go through to even bid at the chance to win such a contract. However......

"This project is one of many in the McGuinty government's $30-billion plus infrastructure investment plan to modernize public infrastructure while ensuring value for taxpayer dollars."

For this fact alone, only the really large players have gotten through the first round (request for qualifications)

The overall project just (continues) to show the importance people are placing on infrastructure, data centers and modernizing their assets to compete.

Check out the news here and Government site here

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