The General Services Administration is nearing its bid due date from prospective companies looking to help the government adopt cloud services.

The GSA has given vendors until June 30 to submit bids that explain how they would install a cloud infrastructure for the government. Once all the bids have been received, the GSA will select viable contractors that federal agencies can contact for cloud services, the Washington Post reports.

Cloud computing is inevitable,” said David McClure, associate adminstrator for the GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, the Washington Post relays. “It’s the speed and pace and direction that we’re always uncertain of, but it’s an inevitable move because the computing industry itself is moving in this direction.”

By implementing cloud technology, government workers will be able to access work-related material from any internet-connected computer. The greater flexibility also comes with monetary benefits, as agencies will move from costly desktop software to a pay-as-you-go web application system.

McClure’s assessment of cloud computing is accurate, based upon a recent report from IDC. Public IT cloud services revenue is expected to rise to $55.5 billion in 2014, which is nearly three and a half times as much revenue recorded in 2009.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19861985-ADNFCR