LOS ANGELES – 12 March 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is soliciting proposals to identify a provider to supply an Open Data Platform in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open Data Platform will be used by ICANN to publish as much of its data as possible with open licensing & open API access.
The objective of this project is to provide open data on a range of subjects in a reliable & machine-readable form to download and process. The Open Data Platform will be a source system used by those in the ICANN organization & ICANN community who wish to tell a story with data, or provide insights & analysis of data. However, such work is not expected to take place on the Open Data Platform itself.
ICANN is seeking to identify a provider to develop this system based on ICANN’s requirements, as well as to maintain the system, & develop additional enhancements.
For an overview of the RFP including the timeline, please click here [PDF, 320 KB].
Indications of interest should be emailed to OpenDataPlatform-RFP@icann.org. Proposals should be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 18 April 2018 using ICANN’s sourcing tool. Access to the ICANN org sourcing tool may be requested via the same email above.
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure & unified intercontinental Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate & support these unique identifiers across the international. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the globe.