Publication - Advice and guidance

Cloud Preparation Plan

Published: 30 Jun 2020

A cloud adoption preparation guide for public sector organisations.

Before you can use cloud services, you should understand and communicate your approach to market for cloud services.

This is a common challenge and problems can cause delays to your whole cloud adoption programme, or to keys components, like security skills.

Help procuring cloud services is one of the most regular requests for assistance from the Scottish Public Sector. Although every organisation has a route to market to procure cloud services, it is clear that guidance is required on:

  • the available routes to market, such a procurement frameworks
  • the intended purpose and implications of using particular frameworks
  • preference for using local vs. national frameworks
  • developing procurement strategies.

To help answer these questions authoritatively, the cloud programme team has collaborated with Scottish Government Procurement directorate to work through these challenges and provide definitive answers.

Actions

Step 1 - Read the Procuring Cloud Services section of the Cloud Framework

Work through the guidance and consider the implications for your procurement of public cloud services.


Contact

Email: Cloud1st@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Post:

Cloud First
Digital Transformation Division
Area 1H South
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ