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WCB announces release of Procurement Documents of LNP Admin Contract

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Released: February 5, 2013

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DA 13-154

Released: February 5, 2013




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

CC Docket No. 95-116

The Wireline Competition Bureau announces the release of the 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. Interested parties may
access the RFP, TRD, and Vendor Qualification Surveys on the North American Portability Management
LLC’s (NAPM LLC) website.1 Parties interested in submitting proposals should follow the directions set
forth in the procurement documents. Vendor selection, contract execution, system development, and
platform testing are scheduled to be completed prior to the expiration of the current LNP administrator
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
Wireline Competition Bureau sought comment on the RFP, TRD, and Vendor Qualification Surveys in a
Public Notice on August 13, 2012.2 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 is the system that manages the porting and pooling of telephone
numbers (TNs). The NPAC/SMS in each Region serves as a central coordination point for LNP activity
in that Region. The NPAC/SMS is a hardware and software platform that comprises the database in each
Region required to effect the porting/pooling of telephone numbers and proper call routing of telephone
numbers and associated advanced calling features in all Regions.
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). For further
information, contact Sanford Williams of the Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau
at (202) 418-1508.

2 Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Procurement Documents for the Local Number Portability
(LNP) Administration Contract
, Public Notice, WC Docket No. 09-109, CC Docket No. 95-116, DA 12-1333 (rel.
Aug. 13, 2012).

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