Discussion 7: Technical Requirements

Every technology solution will have technical requirements that need to be met in order to function effectively within the organizational context. There are several unknowns about how this technology may be provided in the future, and the requirements here outline technical considerations for a variety of service delivery models. There are requirements related to:

  • General architecture
  • Architecture – Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Architecture – On premise
  • Security
  • Release Management
  • Support
  • Integration
  • Data Management
  • Other

The number of technical requirements applicable to:

  • All users (ministries, broader public service, vendors and suppliers): 26
  • Ministries: 53
  • Ministries and broader public service: 4
  • Total number of technical requirements: 83


NOTEThis page summarizes the feedback received between June 15 and September 30, 2015 on the BC Bid Replacement project, and is provided for historical reference only.




1.     Paul Ramsey from Vancouver Island/Coast said on June 22, 2015 at 4:46 am:

The technical requirements don’t address the worst aspect of the current system: the lack of stable URLs for resources. Because the current system uses sessions so heavily, it’s not possible to copy a URL from the address bar and email to someone.

“Hey, Jim, have a look at the opportunity at http://…/blahblah.html”

Ideally, every resource should have a stable URL, so it is possible to reference particular components of a bid package by URL.

“Hey Jim, you’re responsible for answering Appendix C at http://…/blahblah.docx”

Even more ideally, the master URL for a particular bid should live on eternally and record the history of the process, so that if I go to it 6 months later not only are the bid documents there, but a record of who won, their bid, and any other public information about the process.

“Hey Jim, look who actually won http://bid.gov.bc.ca/processes/msr14231.html“


2.     Ralph K said on July 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm:

1.1.40, if the next statement reflects that the system must work with mac, perhaps this one should include Safari as a major browser


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