As described in the September 6th issue of CDLINFO (Vol.3, No.12; available at: <> the CDL RFP Evaluation Steering Committee (ESC) is analyzing responses to the proposals to move Melvyl and the CDL-hosted databases from their aging technology infrastructure to a commercial vendor’s system.  At this stage of the evaluation process, the committee is focusing on the vendors’ descriptions of their ability to meet functional requirements set out in the RFP.

The committee met on September 25th and 26th and made substantial progress in analyzing the seven vendor responses.  The committee’s work now moves on to constructing questions for vendors that will clarify their responses in certain areas and seeking references from other customers about their experiences with these systems.  The ESC will conclude its work by forwarding these analyses to the ESC Scoring Subcommittee who will officially score each qualifying response.

Members of the evaluation steering committee are the best sources of information about the RFP process.  Please consult with your campus member if you have questions.

Evaluation Steering Committee members include:

Diane Bisom, UCI
Bob Brandriff, CDL (ex officio)
Karen Coyle, CDL (ex officio)
Laine Farley, CDL
Cheryl Gomez, UCSC
Jon Good, UCOP, IR&C
Bernie Hurley, UCB (Chair)
Ann Jensen, UCB
Julia Kochi, UCSF
Terry Ryan, UCLA
Catherine Nelson, UCSB
John Ober, CDL (ex officio)
Susan Starr, UCSD
John Tanno, UCR
David Walker, CDL
Gail Yokote, UCD