[gnso-rpm-wg] Vendor Suggestions for RFP

Ariel Liang ariel.liang at icann.org
Tue Jan 9 23:47:51 UTC 2018

Hello George, 

Thanks for your question and comment. 

The RFP is indeed going to be open to anyone to respond. By gathering vendors suggestions, we aim to facilitate responses to the RFP and not to delay the process due to any potential lack of response. This is also to ensure that the community as an opportunity to provide input to the RFP, as mentioned previously. Gathering vendor suggestions is permissible and encouraged under the standard RFP process, as advised by the ICANN Procurement Team. 

Best Regards,
Mary, Berry, Julie, and Ariel 

On 1/9/18, 6:32 PM, "gnso-rpm-wg on behalf of George Kirikos" <gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org on behalf of icann at leap.com> wrote:

    Isn't this going to be an open RFP open to any vendor, and advertised
    widely by ICANN itself? Or will it be limited to only those that are
    If it's an open one (which I think it should be), I don't understand
    why certain vendors should be advantaged by being given preferential
    notice/outreach/invitations compared with other competing vendors.
    George Kirikos
    On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 6:25 PM, Ariel Liang <ariel.liang at icann.org> wrote:
    > Dear All,
    > Staff preparation for the RPMs Survey RFP is close to completion and we are
    > in position to launch the RFP slightly earlier than anticipated. In
    > preparation for the launch, we will appreciate WG members’ input on
    > potential vendors to reach out to for the RFP.
    > If you have suggestions on potential vendors, by Monday, 15 January, please
    > provide: 1) legal entity name of the potential vendor, 2) name of the
    > contact person, and 3) email address of contact person. Due to privacy
    > concerns, please send suggestions directly to ariel.liang at icann.org. The
    > contact information will be pre-loaded into the ICANN RFP system, which will
    > generate an auto message when the RFP is launched, inviting suggested
    > vendors to submit proposals.
    > Thank you for your time and input!
    > Best Regards,
    > Mary, Berry, Julie, and Ariel
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