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24 February 2014
Call for Proposals - TERENA Certificate Service

TERENA invites bidders to submit an offer for a managed certificate service.
This service will allow national research and education network (NREN) organisations acting as service providers to their constituencies to provide the European education and research community with a functionally unlimited number of certificates. The deadline for proposals is at 12:00 CEST on 18 April 2014.

This call for proposals was issued on 24 February 2014. Its purpose is to procure a managed certificate service that will provide the European education and research community with certificates that are recognised by popular web browsers, mobile devices and other user applications.

Since 2005, TERENA has coordinated a joint procurement on behalf of European NRENs to provide TLS certificates to their constituencies. Initially, this service focused on server certificates but in recent years has been expanded to include certificates to support personal certificates and code-signing certificates. 29 European NRENs currently take advantage of the TERENA Certificate Service (TCS), whilst a further 44 NRENs have the option to sign-up to the service. Bidders are encouraged to review information on the existing TCS regarding the existing service before submitting a bid.

The full Call for proposals is now available here.

The deadline for questions and clarifications is 14 March 2014, 12:00 CET.

All proposals must be sent to procurement@terena.org no later than 18 April 2014 at 12:00 CEST.

For more information about the TERENA Certificate Service, please go here.