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External Contracting Results

When ARIN requires such goods and services, it produces and publishes public Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in accordance with the External Contracting Process. The RFP outlines the timeline for submitting bids and the good or services required. The subsequent bids are then evaluated by ARIN staff or Board, if appropriate. The winning bidder is then awarded the contract.

ARIN's RFP History

RFP for DNS Secondary Services

Posted February 17, 2010

RFP Announcement: https://www.arin.net/announcements/2009/20090903.html

RFP Text: http://www.arin.net/about_us/contracts/200909_secdns.pdf

ARIN received 6 bids in response to the RFP. The contract was awarded jointly to Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and Packet Clearing House (PCH) to perform this service. Award selection was based on the providers' technical support capabilities and because both organizations are able to provide these services gratis as a contribution in support of ARIN’s mission.

RFP for Colocation Services

Posted: 17 July 2008

RFP Announcement: https://www.arin.net/announcements/2008/20080717_colo.html

RFP Text: http://www.arin.net/about_us/contracts/200807_network.pdf

The bidding process included 15 proposals. The contract was awarded to Tiscali Spa in January of 2009 because the winning bid was below the cost threshold for our current contracting process.

RFP for Hosting a Disaster Recovery Site

Posted: 3 November 2008

RFP Announcement: https://www.arin.net/announcements/2008/20081103.html

RFP Text: https://www.arin.net/about_us/contracts/200811_drp.pdf

The contract was awarded to Equinix in April because the winning bid was below the cost threshold for our current contracting process.