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Request for Information: ICANN Meetings Shipping and Logistics

31 August 2018

LOS ANGELES – 31 August 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is soliciting information from vendors qualified to provide global shipping and logistics services for the tri-annual ICANN meetings. The intent is to identify a qualified shipping and logistics vendor that will be responsible for managing all aspects of shipping ICANN's equipment to and from various global meeting locations.

Expertise in international shipping and logistics is necessary to ensure the successful temporary import of our equipment and that critical deadlines for delivery are met. Logistics may include carnet document management, import and customs clearance, regional temporary storage logistics, and timely pickup/delivery logistics to multiple cities each year.

For an overview of the RFI including the timeline, please click here [PDF, 106 KB].

Indications of interest are to be received by emailing ShippingandLogistics-RFI@icann.org, following which access will be provided to ICANN's sourcing tool (SciQuest/Jaggaer). Responses to the RFI should be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 21 September 2018 using ICANN's sourcing tool.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global 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 and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.