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The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has released a request for information on cloud brokerage.

According to the RFI, GSA is seeking information about alternative models and solutions for future cloud acquisition vehicles and processes.

One emerging concept in cloud computing is that of a ‘cloud broker’ or an entity that manages the use, performance and delivery of cloud services and negotiates relationships between cloud providers and cloud consumers.

GSA invites anyone to submit information, comments, feedback and recommendations for potential development and implementation of a new acquisition vehicle and corresponding business model for acquiring cloud IT services.

Sources are invited to propose alternative solutions to any one or more of the concepts described in the RFI.

Based upon the information gathered in the RFI, GSA may invite respondents to subsequent meetings to discuss RFI responses.