[Internal-cg] ICG Secretariat Round #2

Russ Housley housley at vigilsec.com
Fri Aug 15 12:48:32 UTC 2014


It is vital that the secretariat function report directly to the ICG, and Theresa has told us that ICANN is able to support this structure.

We are asking ICANN to pay for the secretariat function, so we need to follow their procurement practices.  For this reason, I support using ICANN as the contracting entity for the secretariat.  I greatly appreciate the information provided by Theresa.


On Aug 14, 2014, at 8:11 AM, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have uploaded an updated version of the secretariat document. There
> is still one fundamental question we have to clearly answer:
> - Are we still going to contract the secretariat via an Independent
> Organisation (considering  the opinion shared by Theresa)?
> If yes, who will that be? Will we need an RFP to select the third party
> contractor? How  will we select that such entity that will be
> sufficiently independent for every one?
> Thanks.
> - a.
> On Aug 7, 2014, at 15:50 PM, Martin Boyle <Martin.Boyle at nominet.org.uk>
> wrote:
>> Thanks Adiel, that all looks fine.
>> My note on Chairs as opposed to Chair would be to allow whatever
>> combination of Chair + co-/vice-chairs we eventually agree to, simply
>> avoiding the bottleneck of a single point of contact.  But I'm fairly
>> relaxed.
>> Narelle's language looks generally in the right direction.  I prefer
>> the idea of clear separation of functions so that the Secretariat is
>> not being distracted by fielding administrative tasks better performed
>> by the ICANN team.
>>>> - Co-ordinate the arrangement of face to face meeting venues along
>>>> with related logistics  with ICANN and other third parties where
>>>> appropriate
>> This looks fine, but could we put the " where appropriate" at the
>> start of the sentence?  Ie, "Where appropriate, coordinate the
>> arrangement ... and other third parties?
>>>> - Arrange ICG member travel, as and when required in conjunction
>>>> with ICANN
>> Can't this just be excluded as it is entirely the role of the ICANN
>> team?
>>>> - Liaise with ICANN for administrative matters as required by the
>>>> ICG and Chair
>> Liaising is nice wording!
>> Cheers
>> Martin

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