Bridge Certificate Authority Request for Quote
DirectTrust is working to develop a new product and service for the healthcare industry, a Bridge Certification Authority aimed at the unique needs of healthcare organizations, and that will be of significant benefit to our existing trust community as well as serve to promote interoperability of identity and trust across the broader healthcare industry and multiple trust communities therein.
DirectTrust is searching for a partner to operate the Bridge on behalf of DirectTrust. As part of this search we have developed a Request for Quote (RFQ) that is to be completed by any interested and qualified candidate. The successful candidate will be asked to set up and operate on behalf of DirectTrust, a Bridge Certification Authority (BCA) for Healthcare, the purpose of which will be to provide interoperability of trust for the Certificate Authorities (CAs) servicing the healthcare industry in the United States, with the potential to grow globally. The successful candidate will also provide a path for DirectTrust member CAs to enable US Federal PKI compatibility. Therefore, a foundational requirement for the proposed BCA is to be able to cross-certify with the US Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA).
The RFQ, was developed to inform and invite service providers and technology operators to submit a product or services offer, which must be compliant with the requirements described in the RFQ.
DirectTrust reserves its right to cancel the Request for Quote (RFQ) or redefine the quoting requirements at any time during the bidding process.
The release of this RFQ does not bind DirectTrust to subsequently enter into any contract of agreement with any party.
The Request for Quote may be downloaded using the link provided below.
DirectTrust looks forward to receiving responses to this RFQ.
Important RFQ Key Dates and Timeline
The RFQ process will follow the schedule described here below:
|2/17/2017||Submission of clarification questions by bidders|
|3/3/2017||Final reply to all clarification questions from DirectTrust|
|3/13/2017||Submission of Bids by bidders|
|5/15/2017||Submit Business Plan to DT Board of Directors|
|5/22/2017||Initial short listing by DirectTrust|
|6/15/2017||Award of Contract|
DirectTrust reserves the right to update the above dates as needed.
Questions regarding the RFQ should be sent using the form below or emailed direct to: firstname.lastname@example.org