The IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC), on behalf of the IETF, announces this Request for Proposal to develop the requirements for data tracker extensions for Working Group Chairs and Internet-Draft Authors. The successful bidder will enter into a contract with the Internet Society.
The current Data Tracker infrastructure provides support for the work of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), the IETF Secretariat, and through the ietf.org website provides information to the community at large. The current tools are written in Perl and Python and interface with a MySQL database.
The primary goal of this project is to develop consensus on a set of requirements for extending the Data Tracker to capture and display the progression of Internet-Drafts (I-Ds) from the time they are accepted as candidate WG documents through to the time the WG Chair requests publication from the IESG, or are declared as being “Dead”, and provide authors, working groups, the leadership and the community the information needed to process, monitor and manage I-Ds. An additional goal is to provide transparency to all community participants into the progress of IETF WGs. One or more of this project’s deliverables may be used to issue an RFP for the design and development of these enhancements to the Data Tracker
The RFP can be found at: http://iaoc.ietf.org/rfpsrfis.html
Proposals must be received via email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 18, 2010, 5:00 P.M. EST. All questions/inquiries must be submitted in writing and must be received no later than midnight, EST, January 7, 2010. Responses to questions and inquiries shall be posted on the IAOC website, iaoc.ietf.org/rfpsrfis.html by midnight, EST, January 11, 2010.
The point of contact regarding this RFP is the IETF Administrative Director, Ray Pelletier.
IETF Administrative Director