[rfc-i] Draft RFC Production Center RFP for Community Comment

Ray Pelletier rpelletier at isoc.org
Thu May 7 12:46:50 PDT 2009

The IAOC intends to issue an RFP for the RFC Production Center  
function no later than
22 May 2009. To that end we seek your review and comments to the draft  
RFP.  The draft RFP can be found at:  http://iaoc.ietf.org/rfpsrfis.html

Comments should be submitted by 15 May to ensure consideration.

The 22 page draft RFP contains the following elements:

Section I General Procedural Information
Section II Specifications
Section III Summary of Work Statement
Section IV Service Levels
Section V Proposal Format
Section VI Selection
Section VII Other Terms and Conditions
Section VIII Offeror Checklist
Section IX Signature Page

Some items of interest include:

1. Term
The IAOC is looking for a long-term relationship commencing on January  
1, 2010 of up to six (6) years with a successful contractor.   
Accordingly, it is looking to structure a six (6) year term with  
contract review points at the two-year mark and again at the four-year  
mark to evaluate the success of the contractor within an RFC Series  

2. Bidders Conference
A bidders conference will be held on June 3, 2009 at ISI in Marina del  
Rey California

3. Statement of Work Subject to Change
The SOW is subject to modification as a result of changes to the RFC  
Editor Services model, <draft-iab-rfc-editor-model-04.txt>.

4. Tests
Tests may be required to demonstrate the necessary skills.  Tests may  
include, for example, copy editing for editing, formatting, and  
compliance with the RFC Style Manual.

5. Best Value Contract
The IAOC is looking for the best value combination of performance and  
cost; not necessarily the lowest bidder.

6. Timeline

22 May 	RFP Issued
3 June		Bidders Conference
5 June		Questions and Inquiries deadline
12 Jun		Answers to questions deadline
19 Jun		Addenda & Corrigenda deadline
29 Jun		Proposals due
30 Jun – 29 Jul	Initial Proposal Evaluation Period
29 Jul		IAOC selects vendor to conduct negotiations
29 Jul – 15 Sep	Negotiations
17 Sep		Contract Award
Oct - Dec	Vendor transition
Jan 1, 2010	Contract(s) commence

Your comments have been of enormous assistance in the past. Please  
direct them to the RFC Interest list at rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org.


Ray Pelletier
IETF Administrative Director

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