Public Procurement and Cloud Service Providers in France

Posted on 31st August 2018

The French public procurement system is a complex administrative and political structure, with several levels of contracting and oversight. Despite one central set of rules, responsibility for procurement is dispersed among local authorities, forming a significant barrier to standardisation. In addition, France has the highest number of procurement proceedings per year within the EU.

The government of Emmanuel Macron has embarked on major digital transformation programme: full digitalisation of public proceedings within five years and a massive reduction in the cost of running the state. To achieve this, cloud procurement is essential. However, France’s fragmented  and data localisation requirements remain major barriers to cloud adoption.

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As experts in the field of regulatory policy, Access Partnership has the knowledge and expertise to help guide clients through the cloud procurement landscape. Our public policy specialists have a thorough understanding of the regulatory environment across France, the EU, and its member states, and possess extensive sector-specific knowledge, particularly in finance and health. These attributes allow us to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions to help achieve their goals with minimal fuss.

This report examines the regulations, rules, and procedures surrounding procurement, and more specifically cloud procurement, in France. We provide a snapshot of the laws, regulations, and guidance that may impact cloud uptake and outsourcing in public, financial, and healthcare sectors.


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