Four Regional R&E Networks Providers Open Bids for Operational Management Tools
March 14, 2012 – MCNC, the private, not-for-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), announced today that it is leading a Request for Proposals (RFP) process on behalf of three additional state/regional research and education networks for identifying appropriate vendor(s) whom can provide carrier-class operational management tools and services. The four participants who co-developed this RFP include: BCNET, MCNC, OneNet, and WiscNet.
The participating organizations are looking for vendor(s) who provide carrier-class operational management tools service offerings and will be willing to work closely with each participating organization to develop and expand operational management tools technology and capabilities beyond that of a standard vendor-customer relationship.
Solutions must include or be capable of integrating with operational management tools that provide capabilities in the following functional areas: configuration management; discovery and automation; active and passive monitoring; event management; custom workflow; performance management; inventory and asset control; incident, problem, request and change management; API integration; custom reporting and metrics; and support, training and other professional services, respectively.
Proposals will be accepted in electronic format only, and should be submitted to MCNC Chief Financial Officer Patricia Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendors assume all risk of email delivery. The firm deadline for submission is April 16, 2012 at 5 p.m. EDT.