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G2G Marketplace Renews its Engagement with Blue Hill Data Services, for Providing ‘as-a-Service’ Support for Mainframe, Mid-Range, Hybrid/Private Cloud, and Applications Services

April 7, 2022

The G2G (Government-to-Government) Marketplace has confirmed their support for and renewed their engagement with Blue Hill Data Services, for providing IT Infrastructure and Applications services, including Mainframe, Mid-Range, Hybrid/Private Cloud, Disaster Recovery, and Applications maintenance and support services.

The G2G Marketplace is an initiative championed by Oakland County, Michigan. Designed to offer solutions from government partners and approved vendors to government organizations and agencies, through an online store experience, therefore providing governments with an effortless way to research, purchase, and implement technology solutions at a reduced price.

Blue Hill also offers any member of the G2G Marketplace, a no-cost IT value assessment, to help members better budget for potential cost opportunities during the planning process.

 

“A budgetary proposal can help a government organization determine the amount of savings they can expect when considering a new project, like selecting an ‘as-a-Service’ offering. This helps our government agencies better plan, especially during the budgeting cycle,” said John Lalli, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Hill.

Lalli continued: “We are pleased with our continued and growing relationship to the G2G Marketplace, and the benefits this marketplace provides to its member community.

The G2G Marketplace is in the unique position of providing its government members with a streamlined and cost-effective process for researching, purchasing, and implementing technology solutions.  We are blessed to have the knowledge and experience to continue to satisfy our many government customers, and our goal continues to be delivering the highest quality of services, cost efficiently.”

 

The G2G Marketplace offers free membership to all public entities, and provides pre-negotiated simplified agreements, fast procurement, and reduced prices and cost recovery. This initiative eliminates the need for a lengthy RFP process, and provides an efficient way for public sector technology buyers to research and utilize already competitively bid solutions, thereby saving government’s time and money while also using taxpayer dollars wisely.

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Blue Hill has been an approved vendor of the G2G Marketplace since 2017, and often partners with other vendors to provide a seamless solution to the customer.

Blue Hill became involved with the G2G Marketplace through its early business dealings with providing Oakland County, Michigan, mainframe services. Positive feedback from Oakland County management: “Blue Hill helped Oakland County achieve substantial savings while ensuring that critical systems operate seamlessly.”

Lalli understands that “Our government customers all face the same challenges: being forced to manage legacy systems efficiently, while running the risk of losing critical staff due to retirement. We are honored to continue our commitment for supporting the members of the G2G Marketplace, to help members better manage their IT operating expenses while continuing to run best-in-class service levels for supporting their critical applications.”

 

About The G2G Marketplace (Government to Government):

The G2G Marketplace is a procurement center for government agencies to purchase tried and tested technology solutions. We understand that some procurement centers can be difficult to understand and purchase from, so we made sure the G2G Marketplace was simple and easy to use.

The essence of the G2G Marketplace is about government helping government. Oakland County, Michigan created this initiative with no cost to the user, so government agencies could provide better government by working together as a collective force to provide better solutions and services to their citizens.

Through the G2G Marketplace, government agencies will benefit by:

  • Eliminating budget hours to spend time investigating vendor products and services
  • Reducing costs associated with drafting complex contracts and agreements with vendors
  • Simplifying and significantly shortening the time to consume solutions and services
  • Combining the economies of scale from shared computing resources, best practices, policies, procedures, software, and licensing, thereby reducing costs
  • Working together to leverage technology for mutual benefit, therefore reducing the overall cost of government operations
  • Improving scalability, redundancy, and resiliency, often not available to governments due to lack of financial or technical resources

There are currently 1,000+ registered government users across the United States and in other countries around the world.

To Get Started – REGISTER:

Registering will provide you access to our solutions and services. Registering is easy, fast, and Free!

Any government agency can register and utilize the solutions and services offered in the G2G Marketplace. A government agency includes:

  • States
  • Counties
  • Cities
  • Villages
  • Townships
  • Courts
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Police Departments
  • Fire Departments​​

Browsing the solutions can be done by category or by vendor. Each solution or service will provide the following information:

  • Product Details
  • About Vendor
  • Pricing
  • Contract
  • Next Steps
  • Testimonials​​

Oakland County, MI

Oakland County, Michigan is located in southeast Michigan, immediately north of the City of Detroit. The county covers 910 square miles and encompasses 62 cities, villages, and townships. Located astride the Interstate 75 corridor and at the heart of “Automation Alley”, Oakland County is a world technology center. Oakland County’s population is approximately 1.2 million, encompasses 440,000 parcels of property, and features one of the lowest operating tax rates in the state of Michigan. Oakland County continues to be 1 of the 36 counties in the nation with ​the coveted AAA bond rating​.

Oakland County, Michigan has been fostering intergovernmental cooperation by providing technology solutions to its 62 municipalities for more than 35 years. These technologies include network infrastructure, email, GIS, land and tax systems, web development and hosting and much more.

The Oakland County Department of Information Technology (IT) is a service bureau that provides Information Technology services to 82 County Divisions, more than 100 local governmental units (assessor’s office, treasurer’s office, law enforcement, prosecutor’s office, etc.). IT is responsible for over 150 major applications consisting of more than 8,000 programs. IT provides systems support, maintenance, enhancements, and new development for all major systems applications.

Additional information can be found on Oakland County’s website at www.oakgov.com​.​

 

About Blue Hill Data Services

Blue Hill Data Services consistently achieves 100% client satisfaction by providing Private Cloud and fully managed 24/7 data center hosting solutions, and a full array of complementary IT support services.

Blue Hill delivers all services from On-Shore, USA, and since 1994 we have supported government and commercial clients, helping them reduce their operating expense, eliminate capital expense, mitigate the risk of a retiring workforce, meet all regulatory compliance, and audit requirements, and achieve 100% client success.

Blue Hill specializes in all things mainframe, and also provides multi-platform services and infrastructure solutions. We have successfully carved out a niche in supporting Mainframe mission-critical applications Acting as our Clients’ partner, we can support their environments either indefinitely or until they choose to get off the Mainframe, providing flexibility in reducing costs as utilization decreases.

 

Our differentiation is providing customized solutions, flexibility both in contract and solutions, cost effectiveness, and personalized attention. Our client’s data center environment can be hosted within Blue Hills’ private cloud facilities, or Blue Hill support services can be provided remotely to the client’s site.

IT Managed Delivery Services and Solutions:

  • Mainframe-as-a-Service (MFaaS)
  • AS/400 – iSeries-as-a-Service
  • Client-Server Systems Support
  • Applications Development and Maintenance Support Services
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Colocation Services
  • Remote Support
  • Consulting Assistance

Our deep technical skills and longstanding experience enable us to support our customers’ legacy environments as well as implement newer technology solutions.

We do not force clients to upgrade or change the way they are used to doing business, which makes the transitions seamless, minimizing risk and completing migrations in shorter timeframes.

We are proud of our 100% client satisfaction.