The vCloud SP Standard bundle (5-points) is the oldest bundle in VMware Cloud Provider Program which has reached EOA (End-Of-Availability) on April 2018. This bundle has been discontinued and not available to any new Partners signing up for the Program. The 5-point Standard bundle will reach EOL (End-Of-Life) on March 13, 2020 which means existing Partners using this bundle are required to upgrade to next higher bundle. i.e vCloud SP Advanced bundle or Core in Flex – both equivalent to 7-points.
As when a Partner reporting vCloud SP Standard bundle (5-points) sign-up for Flex, you will lose access to the 5 point Bundle in VMware Business Portal for submitting the usage and would need to report the usage against the next lowest 7-point bundle from the month when converted to FLEX. Contracts that are moved into Flex cannot be reverted back.
The new Flex model has been released on May 1 2019, all Partners who signed up prior to this date can use the vCloud SP Bundles until Oct 31, 2020 as when the Bundles will reach EOL (End-Of-Life). However, the vCloud SP Standard Bundle will reach EOL (End-Of-Life) on March 13, 2020.
Hence are some scenarios to be checked as when you transition from 5-point bundle into Flex: