[Internal-cg] Heads up on Secretariat function

Lynn St.Amour Lynn at lstamour.org
Mon Sep 1 15:06:23 UTC 2014

Dear colleagues,

I think it is very important that we be clear about the independence of this group, as I believe that will serve the transition and all of us very well downstream.  In that vein, could we publish this as a more direct effort of the ICG?  The fact that we are working through ICANN's procurement processes is really a detail.  Again, I am drawing from how ISOC manages its relationship with the IETF - and they always put the IETF front and center when it was *their* work.

It would not require alot of changes.. maybe something like:

"The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a suitable contractor to perform its secretariat function.  This is in response to the announcement by the US Government of its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. 

The ICG was established as a result of a broad community consultation and for more information about the ICG and its role, please visit: https://www.icann.org/en/stewardship/coordination-group"



On Sep 1, 2014, at 9:10 AM, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> As heads on the work for contracting an independent secretariat, the discussion is ongoing with ICANN procurement team to finalise the RfP inline with there practices and policy. I had a conference call with Viveck the Head of ICANN procurement team end of last week and we agree to have the RfP released by the end of this week and have the secretariat contracted before LA meeting. A new mailing list has been setup for this (SecretariatForICG-rfp at icann.org) which will be used for proposal submission and discussion of the sub-committee (currently made of Myself, Daniel, Russ and Patrik as Vice-Chair to whom the followup on this task has been assigned).
> As per ICANN process there will be a need to publish before the actual RfP, a call for Expression of Interest (EoI) to know in advance who is planing to respond to the RfP (this facilitate further communication if needed). The text proposed for the call for EoI is straight forward and past bellow for your information (same as what is in the introductory text of the RfP document in Dropbox). This EoI is planned to be published today or tomorrow and run till the 7th.
> ——
> ICANN will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a successful bidder and enter into a contractual agreement with a suitable contractor to perform a secretariat function for the IANA stewardship transition Coordination Group (ICG). The ICG is setup by ICANN and composed of representatives from different stakeholders groups to coordinate and deliver a proposal single proposal to the U.S National Telecommunication and Information Administration Department (NTIA) regarding the transition of NTIA’s stewardship role of the IANA function (currently preformed by ICANN) to a Multistakeholder mechanism.
> For more information about the ICG and its role please visit:
> https://www.icann.org/en/stewardship/coordination-group
> If you are interested in bidding for this proposal please send an Expression of Intent (EoI) to SecretariatForICG-rfp at icann.org by 07 September 2014
> The Expression of Interest shall provide the Name of Organisation your organisation and your  Contact details.
> ———
> Thanks.
> - a. 
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