Intersect has been approved for RDSI by the CAUDIT vendor panel. This means that there will now be a simplified process of engagement for members dealing with the preferred suppliers.
RDSI and CAUDIT have established the panel of vendors to provide cost effective infrastructure and services for the sector in the following areas: storage, servers, network equipment, software and cloud storage.
Approved RDSI nodes will be required to procure storage related infrastructure, software and services from the vendor panel unless an exemption is agreed by both the RDSI Board and the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. (Customers can, of course procure storage related infrastructure, software and services from vendors outside the panel for purposes other than the RDSI project).
The vendor panel aims to:
- provide the sector with an easy-to-manage, cost effective process for procurement of storage related infrastructure, software and services, by pre-qualifying vendors.
- provide members with access to highly competitive and comparable pricing for products.
- simplify legal processes and ensure a consistent approach throughout the sector.
- give vendors some certainty with respect to future revenue.
For more information: http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au/vepa