French government tenders for open source support

The French government has published a request for tenders to provide ICT support. The authorities are looking for a three-year support contract, worth two million euros and covering two-thirds of the country’s twenty-two ministries as well as the Court of Audit. According to Le Monde InformatiqueFrench language link this will include departments ranging from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Justice and Freedom to the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Culture and Communication.

The support tender seeks services to support hundreds of packages, from infrastructure and operating systems such as Debian, CentOS and FreeBSD, KVM and Xen virtualisation, Samba, Bacula, NFS and GFS, to desktop applications such as putty, Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, Lightning, LibreOffice, Scribus, VLC, 7zip, VNC and Blender.

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