ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
CALL FOR TENDER FOR THE FULFILMENT, DISTRIBUTION AND CUSTOMER SERVICES
OECD/ICT/EXD/PCM/PAC/PUB/04/172 Closing date: 13th December 2004 - 11h00 Paris time
QUESTIONS: A - Fri 12 Nov 2004 - 5
10:03 Fri 12 Nov 2004 REF:2OCBCQN1 OECD/ICT/EXD/PCM/PAC/PUB/04/172 TO: Véronique CHAMART cc OIC Management Committee Procurement Division ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT Bonjour Véronique - there are a number of questions from our members re your tender hence this request to you to send any other questions and responses to me for distribution on our web-site. There are 5 initial questions which are detailed after BACKGROUND 1 Response from Consortium ? 2 Joint venture to implement XML Standard ? 3 Intellectual Property - who will be evaluating technical issues ? 4 Which world-wide standard ? 5 Response include Royalties for new business ? A Background B Questions C Next Steps A BACKGROUND The Open Interchange Consortium [OIC] is a network of Electronic Information Technology [EIT] consultants that was formed in Australia in 1994 to foster the spirit of "Economic Co-operation and Development" - please review our Mission and Objectives. Part of that Co-operation was to develop electronic methodologies to assist with the distribution and retrieval of information particularly with Government tenders. An example is the OECD tender which comprises 5 sections in 1 document distributed as a pdf file. The problems with PDF files include: 1 they take time to download to read 2 they cannot be broken up into different sections for distribution 3 it is difficult to move to specific issues in the document for reference OIC members have developed an electronic indexing system for your tender to enable people to link to each section of the index. This is the link to the OECD Tender This is the link to the full index of the OECD tender If you consider this helpful please distributed it to any of contacts interested in the OECD Tender. B QUESTIONS There are 5 initial questions 1 Response from Consortium ? 2 Joint venture to implement XML Standard ? 3 Intellectual Property - who will be evaluating technical issues ? 4 Which world-wide standard ? 5 Response include Royalties for new business ? This tender was placed on the OIC web-site and a number of questions have been submitted. I am the question co-ordinator for this tender: AQ1 RESPONSE FROM CONSORTIUM ? This refers to Section B - Scope of Tender - Article 1 "The Call for Tender covers all services that may have to be performed, although clearly the tenderer must only reply to this Call for Tender in respect of work that he is capable of performing within his enterprise". Q Will OECD accept a response from a consortium for the full tender if all of the requirements of the tender are met ? AQ2 JOINT VENTURE TO IMPLMENT XML STANDARD ? In 1999 the United Nations EDI Standards Committee combined with the United States of America Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards [OASIS] to promoted XML Standards for Electronic Business Q Would OECD be prepared to consider a joint-venture to implement a full XML Compliant system that could be licensed to other similar organisations ? AQ3 WHO WILL BE EVALUATING DETAILED TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION ? This refers to Section B - Scope of Tender - Article 3 paragraph j "j A detailed description how data/information is exchanged with the OECD, OECD Centres, other entitled OECD bodies, Business to Business (B2B) and to customers (B2C)" Q Who will be evaluating the detailed description - will it be a technical committee or an individual within OECD ? This question is asked as the response may include detailed explanations about Intellectual Property methodologies AQ4 WHICH WORLD-WIDE STANDARD ? This refers to Section B - Scope of Tender - Article 3 paragraph k "k A detailed description of the configuration of the customer-file and the ability to meet worldwide standard in address management" Q What worldwide standard in nominated for address management ? There are currently two standards (ISO 9375 and ANSI-X12) with different address structures. EDIFACT ISO 9375 (the European Standard) has certain deficiencies for address management and ANSI X-12 (the US Standard) has a number of other deficiencies for your requirements. Unfortunately in 1996 Federal United States Government [USA] legislated that all USA Federal, State and Local Government Agencies have to use ANSI-X12 for financial transactions hence there may be a need to accommodate both standards unless the Federal USA legislation is changed AQ5 CAN RESPONSE INCLUDE ROYALTIES ON NEW BUSINESS SALES ? This refers to Section C Scope of Tender - Article 2 World-wide Share ARTICLE 2 WORLDWIDE SHARE OF BUSINESS IN 2003 1 Africa 0.1% 2 Central and South America 3.0% 3 Eastern Europe 0.6% 4 Far East 22.0% 5 Indian Continent 0.1% 6 Middle East 0.2% 7 North America 26.0% 8 Western Europe 47.0% Q Would OECD be prepared to consider a response whereby royalties for new business was part of the 5 year contract ? NEXT STEPS If are able to respond to these questions we will place them on our Web-site for our members to review for a response to this tender. We look forward to working with you to stimulate the advantages of "Economic Co-operation and Development". Thank you regards Stevan GILLMORE OECD Tender Information Co-ordinator OPEN INTERCHANGE CONSORTIUM 13:16 F 2004/11/12 Syd 2065 E: sdgillmore@halisa-eu.net T: {61){2) 9953-7412 W: http://www.halisa-eu.net






















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