Education Issues RFI for Contract, Purchasing Cloud System

The U.S. Education Department is seeking ideas on how to transfer several of its system to cloud computing, according to a request for information posted Nov. 18.

The RFI asks for ideas for how to implement infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service for the department’s central automated processing system, known as EDCAPS.

The RFI states the EDCAPS system has five components:

  • Financial management support software
  • Grants management system
  • Contracts and purchasing support system
  • Travel management system
  • Nortridge loan system

The department is accepting responses through Dec. 12. Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) runs the department’s current system, which uses software from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).

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