LOS ANGELES – 23 December 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking one or more providers to facilitate the sourcing and pre-configuration tasks for servers and network equipment for our global network infrastructure.
At appropriate intervals commensurate with the expected longevity of hardware, ICANN's DNS Engineering function refreshes its infrastructure components to ensure that equipment is both current and supported for ICANN production services. The new servers and network equipment are intended to replace or augment existing systems and services provided by the ICANN DNS Engineering function.
Participants who have already used the sourcing tool may continue to use the same credentials and do not need to request access again.
For a complete overview and timeline for the RFQ, please click here [PDF 203 KB].
Indications of interest must be emailed to NetworkEquipment2020-RFQ@icann.org by 23:59 UTC on 8 January 2020. Complete proposals must be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 22 January 2020 using the ICANN org sourcing (RFP) tool. Access to the tool will be granted after receipt of an indication of interest to the email address above.
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.