Nimbus cloud tender facing two-month suspension
Following Oracle appeal, Jerusalem District Court Judge Ram Winograd recommended halting the Nimbus tender for a limited period of time to allow the sides to discuss the petition
The tender for cloud services for Israel's public sector and military is set to be suspended for two months following Oracle's petition to the Jerusalem District Court, Calcalist has learned. Judge Ram Winograd offered the relevant parties, which include the different tech companies and the Ministry of Finance, to halt the tender for two months in order to discuss Oracle's appeal. The pause in the project is no indication that there will also be a change in the ultimate result, with the Ministry of Finance always expecting that the process would include appeals by the companies that weren't selected.
Oracle filed a petition with the court in its sitting as the Administrative Court on Sunday. The government announced in April that it had chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google for the $1.2 billion project to provide cloud services for the country's public sector and military. However, Oracle appealed to the court demanding cancelation of the decision to reject its application even before the financial examination stage. Oracle CEO Safra Catz visited Israel last week and didn't disguise her displeasure from the results of the tender, claiming that the Ministry of Finance mustn't have had all the information when it made its decision.