[TOOLS-DEVELOPMENT] Making SOWs accessible to a broader pool

Alissa Cooper <alissa@cooperw.in> Wed, 26 June 2019 20:23 UTC

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Subject: [TOOLS-DEVELOPMENT] Making SOWs accessible to a broader pool
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I’m wondering if there are some steps we could take to write our SOWs in such a way as to make them accessible and understandable to a broader pool of potential bidders. I’ve noticed that recent ones tend to use a lot of IETF-specific jargon and acronyms without explanation and assume significant familiarity with the existing infrastructure and code base. Might it be possible to develop some boilerplate text that could be re-used across datatracker-focused RFPs that provides an introduction to the IETF, an introduction to the project, a description of the technologies in use, and links to the source code and other relevant information? 

Thanks,
Alissa