RPF for Author tools web services re-implementation

IETF Executive Director <exec-director@ietf.org> Sun, 30 May 2021 22:16 UTC

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Subject: RPF for Author tools web services re-implementation
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The IETF Administration LLC is soliciting bids for the 'Author tools web services re-implementation' RFP.


The IETF provides a set of web services for authors of Internet-Drafts and RFCs that provide interfaces to common authoring tools that otherwise only have command line interfaces.  The web services provide both a web API and an interactive web page that uses the API.  These web services and corresponding tools are:

	• Two web services, legacy and experimental, for the xml2rfc tool for converting documents in RFC XML format (both v2 and v3) into other formats.
	• A web service for the id2xml tool for converting documents in the plain text RFC format into RFC XML format.
	• A web service for the kramdown-rfc2629 tool for converting documents in a specific dialect of markdown to RFC XML.
	• A web service for the svgcheck tool for checking that SVG documents meet the SVG Tiny 1.2 specification as used by RFC XML documents.

The IETF seeks a contractor to replace these services with a new web service and new functional APIs that wrap the existing tools.  The chosen solution will be built on modern infrastructure components and designed for cloud deployment.


31 May 2021	RFP Issued
14 June 2021	Questions and Inquiries deadline
21 June 2021	Answers to questions issued and RFP updated if required
28 June 2021	Bids due
12 July 2021	Preferred bidder selected and negotiations begin
26 July 2021	Contract execution and work begins

Full details of the RFP, including instructions on how to submit a bid and how to ask questions, can be found at  https://www.ietf.org/media/documents/Author_tools_web_services_re-implementation_RFP.pdf 

Details of all current and previous RFPs can be found at https://www.ietf.org/about/administration/rfps-and-contracts/

Please note that in order to maintain a fair and transparent RFP process, all questions or feedback regarding this RFP should be made to the email address specified in the RFP.

Jay Daley
IETF Executive Director