The Internet Society and the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) are seeking one
or more vendors to provide Python development services using the Django framework. Proposals from
any commercial or non-commercial vendor are welcome.
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards development work is supported by an IT
infrastructure using MySQL database and tools developed in Python. Some earlier tools developed
using Perl are being phased out. The IETF is undertaking the Life Cycle Datatracker Project and desires
to enhance the current tool infrastructure with Python using the Django framework and to extend the current
architecture to support authors, working group chairs, the RFC Editor, the IANA administrators, and others.
The Internet Society (ISOC) desires to enter into an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Master
Services Agreement (MSA) with one or more software development companies with which to accomplish its objectives.
The MSA is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract as it cannot be determined at this time
the nature and number of applications that will be necessary to complete the project. The MSA shall be for a
three-year period with an option for two, one-year extensions. Through the MSA, ISOC, through the IAOC, will
thereafter issue Work Orders for the delivery of specified software.
Awarding a contract or contracts will be a two-step process:
1. Responses to this RFP will be used to identify qualified vendors to proceed to step two;
2. Invited vendors will be asked to provide pricing information for the development of a specific application, the
assumptions and analysis used to reach that price.
The Python IDIQ RFP can be found at this location: http://iaoc.ietf.org/rfpsrfis.html
Proposals are due 5:00 P.M. EST (UTC-5) 11 December 2009. Questions regarding this RFP are due no later than 16
November. Answers will be posted at the above address no later than 20 November. Proposals and questions are to be
sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IETF Administrative Director