WSCA GIS Cloud Services 
 
The Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA), in collaboration with the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and a four state consortium made up of Colorado, Montana, Oregon and Utah, is pleased to announce the award of four contracts for its GIS PUBLIC CLOUD HOSTING SERVICES Cooperative Contract.  This effort was led by the State of Utah (a collaboration of the Division of Purchasing and General Services, Utah Department of Administrative Services and the Utah Department of Technology Services), with tremendous support from the technology authorities in Colorado, Montana and Oregon.
The awardees are Dell, Dewberry, ESRI and Unisys.  We anticipate that the actual contracts will be fully executed over the new couple of weeks.
Like all WSCA and NASPO cooperative contracts, these contracts will be accessible by the four states as well as other governmental entities within a participating state that have legal access to state contracts, once a Participating Addendum has been executed.  Because of the nature of the cloud environment, the individual participating state Chief Information Officers will act as the gate keepers and monitors for the actual use of these contracts once a Participating Addendum has been executed between a state and a contractor.  In addition, the contracts are open to other approved states and federal agencies.
Over the next few weeks we will be provide more details about these competitively evaluated and awarded contracts.  If, in the meantime, you have any questions, please contact the WSCA/NASPO Cooperative Development Team (WNCDT) at wncoopdt@gmail.com.