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 the Alternate Streams - the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and Independent Submissions. 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 for the IAB, IRTF, or Independent Submissions document stream through to the time the stream manager approves publication as an RFC, or the document is declared to be "Dead." Also, the Data Tracker provides the community the information needed to process, monitor and manage I-Ds in an open and transparent manner. 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 community engagement process to be used for this project shall be in accordance with normal IETF working methods and expectations. These include participation in IETF meetings and e-mail discussions, off-line chats, and the creation of one or more I-Ds for review and comment by stakeholders and the community.
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 May 3, 2010, 5:00 P.M. EDT. All questions/inquiries must be submitted in writing and must be received no later than midnight, EDT, April 16, 2010. Responses to questions and inquiries shall be posted on the IAOC website, iaoc.ietf.org/rfpsrfis.html by midnight, EDT, April 23, 2010.
The point of contact regarding this RFP is the IETF Administrative Director, Ray Pelletier.
IETF Administrative Director