This request for proposals (RFP) is an invitation for the submission of bids for the creation of tools to support the COUNTER community.
There are two Lots. The Lots may operate independently of each other, or they may operate from a common platform. (This means Bidders may bid for Lots 1 and 2, or Lot 1 only, or Lot 2 only).
The Validation Tool and the Consortium Harvesting Tools will both support Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. They serve different purposes but there are several shared features, including self-registration, SUSHI client, (basic) report validation, error handling and reporting. Bidders responding to both Lots are not required to use the same code for shared features, such reuse of code is at the discretion of the Bidder.
The Request for Proposals may be downloaded here.
Deadline for submission of bids: Friday 6 April 2018.
COUNTER reserves the right to amend this timeline. Any changes will be posted to the RFP website page.