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Released: August 13, 2012

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DA 12-1333

Released: August 13, 2012





WC Docket No. 09-109
WC Docket No. 07-149

CC Docket No. 95-116

Comment Date: September 13, 2012

The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on the proposed Request for Proposal (RFP)
for local number portability (LNP) database platforms and services in the United States, and the
associated Technical Requirements Document (TRD) and Vendor Qualification Surveys. The final TRD,
RFP, and Vendor Qualification Surveys will be issued after the completion of public comments and
Commission review of the comments and the documents. Vendor selection, contract execution, system
development, and platform testing are scheduled to be completed prior to the expiration of the current
local number portability administrator (LNPA) contract on June 30, 2015.
The North American Portability Management LLC’s (NAPM LLC) Future of Number Portability
Administration Center Subcommittee, in consultation with the North American Numbering Council,
developed the RFP, TRD, and Vendor Qualification Surveys for local number portability database
platforms and services in the seven United States Number Portability Administration Center regions. The
TRD and RFP provide the specifications and terms for the development of a next-generation Number
Portability Administration Center/Service Management System (NPAC/SMS). The NPAC/SMS consists
of hardware and software platform(s) that host a national information database and serves as the central
coordination point of LNP activity.
Interested parties may access the procurement documents via the Internet by searching through
the Commission’s Electronic Document Management System (EDOCS) at When using EDOCS, insert the
DA number from the top of this item in the appropriate field and hit the query button. Comments must
specifically address whether the documents are sufficiently detailed, comprehensive, and clear, and
whether they adequately describe the duties and scope of the vendor responsibilities.
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, interested parties may file
comments on or before the date indicated above.1 Comments may be filed using the Commission’s
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).2

1 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415, 1.419.
2 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each
filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding,
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary,
Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be
delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554.
The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber
bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before entering the building.
Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must
be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street,
SW, Washington DC 20554.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.3 Persons making ex parte presentations must file a
copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two
business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies).
Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation
must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed
consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has
made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda summarizing
oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment
filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt,
searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex
For further information, contact Sanford Williams of the Competition Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau at (202) 418-1508.

3 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

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