Call for Proposals - Server Certificate Service


The TERENA Server Certificate Service (SCS) has been running since 2006. Since its inception in 2006, the number of TERENA member organisations participating in the services has risen from eight to current nineteen.

TERENA is seeking offers to prolong the service. To ensure that the service will continue under the best conditions, TERENA is publishing a Call for Proposals.

TERENA is committed to business transparency and therefore TERENA is:

  • Sending the Call for Proposals to all established CA providers which are currently known to TERENA;
  • Publishing the Call for Proposals on the TERENA website;
  • Applying the procurement procedure as described in the Call for Proposals.

Please download the text of the Call for Proposals.

TERENA emphasises that the procedure for this Call for Proposals does not qualify as one of the award procedures laid down in the Services Directive and that such was expressly not the intention of TERENA.

Project Important Deadlines

Please note that all times are Central European Time (CET).

  • 20 October 2008 - 12:00 hr - Deadline to request clarification on the Call for Proposals;
  • 27 October 2008 - 14:00 hr - Deadline to provide answers to the questions and corrections to the proposal.
    A document with all the questions received and with the related answers has been compiled and it is available for public information.
  • 10 November 2008 - 12:00 hr - Deadline to submit proposals;
  • End of December 2008 - End of selection and awarding process;
  • First half of January 2009 - Two-week period for objections;
  • Mid January 2009 - Estimated contract date.


The proposals must be sent by normal mail, or courier or hand delivered to:

TERENA Secretariat
attn. Karel Vietsch
Singel 468 D,
1017 AW Amsterdam
the Netherlands

During the whole procedure the contact person on behalf of TERENA will be Licia Florio (email:

Please note that all proposals received by TERENA will be treated confidentially.