This is awesome: the folks over at uscode.house.gov agreed to extend their RFP deadline by one week to August 18th. If you were thinking about getting a team together to create a bid, now you've got a bit of breathing room.Continue reading
We just got wind of an RFP from the Office of the Law Revision Counsel (LRC) which manages the US Code -- the codified version of our federal public laws. You should think about it as an opportunity. This is an opportunity for smart developers and designers to do something amazing. The LRC is asking for someone to:Continue reading
Two Questions from the RFP Worth Noting
Here's two interesting questions from the Recovery.gov RFP Q&A we just posted. These questions were asked by people who are eligible to bid on the Recovery.gov RFP that we're presently creating a community bid for. The questions:
Question 101: The requirements for XML firewall appear to have been copy/pasted from the IBM website (see http://www-01.ibm.com/software/integration/datapower/xs40/highlights.html). Is government looking biased towards an IBM solution for XML Firewall?
Answer 101: No, the government is not biased toward IBM or any vendor. The value of XML firewalls is technology dependent. The capability to provide XML firewalls is pervasive throughout industry and is proven to increase the security of Web Services. Technology descriptions were pulled from several Internet locations as a part of market research.
Question 103: The requirements for data Warehouse appear to have been copy/pasted from the IBM website (see http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/warehouse/enterprise-new.html). Is government biased to an IBM solution for data warehouse?
Answer 103: No, the government is not biased toward an IBM or any other vendors’ solution. Technology descriptions were pulled from several Internet locations as a part of market research.