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

Jim Schaad ietf at augustcellars.com
Thu May 7 13:49:28 PDT 2009


I am a bit confused.  Section A is talking about the RFC Editor not the RFC
Production Center.

Jim


> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org [mailto:rfc-interest-
> bounces at rfc-editor.org] On Behalf Of Ray Pelletier
> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:47 PM
> To: RFC Interest
> Subject: [rfc-i] Draft RFC Production Center RFP for Community Comment
> 
> 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
> model.
> 
> 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.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Ray Pelletier
> IETF Administrative Director
> 
> 
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