The Python Package Index (PyPI) is a foundational component of the Python ecosystem and broader computer software and technology landscape. This project aims to improve the security and accessibility of PyPI for all users worldwide, whether they are direct users, like project maintainers and
pip installers, or indirect users. The impact of this work will be highly visible and improve crucial features of the service.
We plan to begin the project in Quarter 4 of 2019. Because of the size of the project, funding has been allocated to secure one or more contractors to complete the development, testing, verification, and assist in the rollout of necessary features.
|September 25||Request for Proposal period opened.|
|October 21||Request for Proposal period closes.|
|October 29||Date proposals will have received a decision.|
|December 2||Contract work commences.|
What is the Request for Proposals period?
A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a process intended to allow us (The Python Software Foundation) to collect proposals from potential contractors and select contractor(s) best suited to fulfill the specified work.
After the RFP period closes we will evaluate the received proposals based on the evaluation criteria, seek clarification from proposers as necessary, and select one or more contractors to complete the work specified in the scope.
The Request for Proposals period opens today, September 25th, 2019, and is scheduled to close October 21, 2019 AoE.
How do I submit a proposal?
First, please read the full contents of the Request for Proposals here!