On 17 April, the NTIA reissued its request for proposals for the IANA contract, having unexpectedly cancelled the previous RFP on 10 March noting that no bidder has reached its criteria.
We have carried out a close review of both RFPs and below is a full summary of the changes. We have also produced an analysis of what these changes may mean both for the current IANA contract holder, ICANN, and for the IANA contract itself.
Sections A through to D are unchanged, apart from fixing up a numbered list that included C.4.2 three times in a row, instead of C.4.1 through to C.4.3.
One new sentence added to end of Section E.1, "Inspection and acceptance":
"The Government reserves the right to inspect the premises, systems, and processes of all security and operational components used for the performance of all Contract requirements and obligations."