HPCDS Project RfP

IC2 High Priority Chemicals Data System (HPCDS) Project
Updated 2018-04-13

The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) seeks proposals from software vendors to support the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) High Priority Chemicals Data System and Data Flow Project (the "Project"). The Project will facilitate greater efficiency and cost effectiveness for states with reporting programs for manufacturers of children's products; reduce reporting burdens and provide better service for those manufacturers; increase opportunities for interstate involvement in data analysis and presentation; improve access to robust data for federal, state, and non-governmental stakeholders; and enhance the sharing of reported information with the public.

The successful bidder will provide services to:

  1. Develop a Web-based data system through which children's product manufacturers can satisfy state reporting requirements for information on chemicals in children's products
  2. Establish a presence on the Exchange Network through a virtual node and create an Exchange Network data flow
  3. Publish data through a RESTful web service
  4. Create an interface to allow external users to easily query the database and download data

Request for Proposals (RfP) and supporting documents:

NEWMOA has extended the proposal deadline. Proposals are due by 5:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

A vendor conference was held on Monday, April 2, 2018 to provide potential contractors with an opportunity to present questions arising from the RfP. Vendors unable to attend the conference in person participated via conference call. The following people participated in the conference:

  • Craig Austin, Windsor Solutions
  • Pete Girard & Bill Hoffman, toxnot
  • Adam Hofheimer & Lisa Dallas, CapTech
  • Andrew Stoeckle & Emily Savelli, Eastern Research Group
  • Justin Waltz, Oregon Health Authority
  • Terri Goldberg, Andy Bray, & Topher Buck, NEWMOA

A recording of the vendor conference is available. (The conference proper begins 2 minutes and 15 seconds (2:15) into the recording.)

Questions submitted by potential contractors and NEWMOA's responses
Written inquiries about the RfP were due on April 6, 2018.

All questions about this RfP should be addressed to the official contact:

Topher Buck
IC2 Project Manager
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
89 South Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02111
FAX: 617-367-0449

NEWMOA is the sub-recipient of a federal grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). OHA submitted a grant application to EPA in 2016, in partnership with NEWMOA and the Washington Department of Ecology. Once the grant was awarded, OHA entered into an agreement with NEWMOA. NEWMOA will issue the contract with the company that is awarded a contract under this RfP.