Bidders' Q&A Webinar
Many clarifications from previous testbeds can be found under "Tips for New Bidders" in CFP Appendix A. If any subsequent questions arise, a Bidders' Q&A Webinar will be scheduled for early January, 2018. Details will be forthcoming. Please bookmark and refer back to this page regularly for updates.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Testbed 14 Interoperability Testbed.
Testbed 14 sponsors have completed and documented interoperability requirements and objectives for this testbed initiative. Organizations selected to participate in Testbed 14 will develop prototype solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements and scenarios. These are described in detail in the CFP. Participants’ prototype solutions will implement existing OGC standards as well as new prototype interface and encoding specifications introduced or developed in Testbed 14. Prototype specifications may ultimately become official, member approved OGC standards, revisions to existing OGC standards, or best practices for using OGC standards.
Bidders responding to this CFP must be OGC members and must be familiar with the OGC mission, organization, and process. Proposals from non-members will be considered provided that a completed application for OGC membership (or a letter of intent to become a member) is submitted prior to (or with) the proposal.
The list of Testbed 14 Sponsors can be found on the main Testbed 14 web page: www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/testbed14.
Sponsor requirements have been organized into the following technical threads:
- CITE: Compliance
- EOC: Earth Observation & Clouds
- MoPoQ: Modeling, Portrayal, and Quality of Service
- NextGen: Next Generation Services
The Testbed 14 solicitation is being issued in two parts due to specialized sponsor procurement requirements:
- Part 1 - the CFP document being issued directly by OGC on December 8 and referred to as the "Part 1 CFP" or just "CFP"
- Part 2 - an Invitation To Tender pack ("Part 2 ITT" or just "ITT"), which can be accessed through the European Space Agency (ESA) http://emits.sso.esa.int/emits/owa/emits.main [Electronic Mailing Invitation to Tender System] (EMITS). The EMITS reference number ID is AO320107.
The Part 2 ITT is described separately from this document and has distinct response requirements. So any Bidder wishing to respond to both Part 2 ITT and the Part 1 CFP should deliver two separate proposals, one for each set of response requirements. A Bidder wishing to respond to one or the other (but not both) would submit only one proposal.
It is anticipated that the Part 2 ITT will be released around 14 December, 2017. Upon release, to provide a complete description of Testbed-14 scope, the overarching CFP documentation will be extended (though Corrigenda) to combine all deliverables from both parts (Part 1 CFP and Part 2 ITT). At that time, any work items marked as belonging to Part 2 ITT will have distinct response requirements that are provided as part of the ITT. Bidding on these ITT requirements and work items will require independent proposals! ITT requirements and work items are only copied into the Part 1 CFP solicitation documents for completeness.