RFP for Colocation Services

Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2008

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is seeking proposals from Internet Colocation providers for hosting services for ARIN equipment and applications used in the operation of ARIN's public-facing Internet services. Many of the services provided by ARIN are important parts of critical Internet infrastructure. ARIN is looking for sites that are situated on the west coast of the United States or Canada.

The vendor must provide or allow:

  • 2 X 1Gb (Gigabit Ethernet) Full Duplex, 1000Mb, no auto.
  • Native IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity.
  • ARIN BGP announcements.
  • A /24 IPv4 Address Assignment with transit to the Internet.
  • A /48 IPv6 Address Assignment with transit to the Internet.
  • A full view of the IPv4 and IPv6 routing table.
  • 24x7x365 NOC contact information for problem resolution.
  • Environmental and security infrastructure at their facilities.

All contractual terms and conditions related to the work performed, nondisclosure of information, or liability issues must be detailed. ARIN will require that the vendor performing this service sign a nondisclosure agreement due to the proprietary nature of the information ARIN retains for its subscribers.

Proposals must be submitted before 31 July 2008 for consideration, and must include a statement of work, full pricing details, and references.

We anticipate vendor selection by 30 August with deployment no later than 60 days after the contract is awarded.

Full text of the RFP is available at:

Send proposals to:

Bob Stratton
3635 Concorde Parkway, Suite 200
Chantilly, VA. 20151

Technical questions may be directed to:
Matt Ryanczak, ARIN Network Operations Manager

ARIN is operated as a nonprofit 501(c)(6) corporation which is chartered for educational, charitable, and scientific purposes. It is a membership organization with an official IRS designation as a business league.