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Oregon SaaS Strategy
 
The CIO Council endorsed State CIO adoption of Oregon's Software as a Service (SaaS) Strategy at its March 15, 2011 meeting.  V1.0 of the strategy is posted below and is expected to be updated over time as Oregon's experience with the deployment of SaaS solutions grows over time.
 

SaaS Workshop
A multi-agency SaaS Strategy and Brokering IT Contracts Workshop was held on October 14 and 15, 2009.  The workshop was sponsored by Dugan Petty, State Chief Information Officer, and facilitated by Ben Berry, ODOT Chief Information Officer, and ODOT Staff.
 
The video and presentation deliverables from that workshop are available below:

Current SaaS Offerings and Contracts
Statewide SaaS Offerings
 
E-Recruitment
 
Collaboration Tools

SaaS Contracts & Price Agreements
 
State of Oregon
 
Federal Government- SaaS and Cloud Computing
 
  • Federal Cloud Computing Strategy (.pdf)
  • General Services Administration (GSA) - IT Schedule 70
    • A vendor must be on GSA’s Schedule 70 in order to get on the Apps.Gov storefront. The process for getting on Schedule 70 is detailed at www.gsa.gov/gettingonschedule. Once a vendor is awarded a Schedule 70 contract they must respond to the Request for Quote on eBuy, RFQ396098.  GSA will then request the vendor resubmit their electronic catalog file in order to distinguish their SaaS products. GSA has added new Cloud Computing Category Codes for SaaS products. Vendors must update their offered services “Contractor (Vendor) Part Number” field with these new Cloud Computing Category Codes. Once a vendor has resubmitted their electronic catalog file with the updates, and the Contracting Officer approves the file, their services will appear on Apps.gov.
    • Detailed instructions (and the list of the new Cloud Computing Category Codes) can be found at: http://vsc.gsa.gov/fss/saasinstructions.pdf
  • Apps.Gov - GSA Cloud Computing Initiative
    • Terms of Service - At this time, these TOS amendments only cover federal agencies as they were written to comply with federal law. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIOs) has told GSA it is working with states to develop a template that appropriately addresses general state requirements, so that NASCIO can begin discussions with individual providers on behalf of states.

Contact
For more information about Software as a Service (SaaS) in Oregon state government or to identify additional SaaS solutions that are currently in use or available to Oregon state government, please contact:
 
Sean McSpaden, Deputy State Chief Information Officer
Phone: 503-378-5257
Email: Sean.L.McSpaden@state.or.us