Rio de Janeiro state data company Proderj has called for the submission of qualification documents and proposals from US firms to provide technical assistance to design a plan for a new data center in the state, the US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) reported.
Earlier this month, the USTDA awarded a US$675,000 grant to Proderj for a feasibility study to develop a new data center, the entities said in separate statements.
The feasibility study will also review the state's overall IT strategy, providing recommendations and standards to ensure that all future systems coordinate with the new data center.
The data center will allow Rio's government to improve communication and services between state agencies.
Only US firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA-funded activity.
Interested companies must submit their proposals in English and Portuguese directly to Proderj by September 14.