Registry Transformation Project (2017)

RTP Procurement Process 

auDA has decided to conduct a tender process to enable auDA to build and operate a dedicated .au registry.

As an initial scoping exercise, auDA released a Request for Expressions of Interest for the Registry Transformation Project on 29 May 2017. Responses to the REOI closed on 26 June 2017.

As of 26 July 2017, the auDA Registry Transformation Project Evaluation Committee have completed a thorough review of the responses to the REOI. The RTP team have been very pleased with the strength of responses received and recommended to the auDA Board that auDA should proceed to the next stage of the process. The auDA Board subsequently resolved to undertake a formal Request for Tender (RFT) process.


REOI (Request for Expressions of Interest) Process — concluded 21 July 2017

Relevant Documents

Indicative Timelines (REOI)

Event

Time and Date

Issuance of the Request for Expressions of Interest

Monday, 29 May 2017

auDA Registry Transformation Project briefing session

21:00 UTC Monday, 5 June 2017

Due Date for Expressions of Interest

23:59 UTC Monday, 26 June 2017

auDA consideration of responses - during this stage additional information may be sought from respondents and face-to-face or telephone interviews may be conducted

27 June 2017 to 21 July 2017

auDA to announce next steps

Week beginning 24 July 2017


RFT (Request for Tender) Process

The auDA Registry Transformation Project (RTP) Evaluation Committee have now completed a thorough review of responses to the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI). This process commenced in line with recommendation 1A (e) of the 2012 Industry Advisory Panel approved by the auDA Board in February 2013, stating that auDA should undertake a formal RFT process.

The auDA RTP team have evaluated the REOI responses and assessed the capabilities, benefits and risks of the proposed options for the next stage of the Tender project, in consultation with:

The RTP team have been very pleased with the strength of responses received and recommended to the auDA Board that auDA should proceed to the next stage of the project. The auDA Board subsequently resolved to undertake a formal Request for Tender (RFT) process. The RFT will be restricted to the respondents of the REOI with a scope to deliver an outsourced registry operation, based on auDA’s updated specifications by July 2018.

Indicative Timelines (RFT)

Event

Time and Date

Posting of a draft technical specification for public comment

Week of 14 August 2017

Request for Tender (documentation will be made public)

Week of 28 August 2017

Tender Evaluation

September/October 2017

Tender Recommendation

October 2017

Contract Negotiations

November 2017

News on the RTP 

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Registry Transformation Project, please contact auDA’s Project Lead - Registry Transformation Project:

Dr Bruce Tonkin
114 Cardigan Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Australia
Email: rtp@auda.org.au