Requests for Proposals
AASHTO released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to establish a standard integration framework between AASHTOWare software and typical enterprise software in use in state departments of transportation (DOTs) on March 23, 2018. The purpose of this effort is to analyze existing interfaces between the AASHTOWare products and then expand the analysis to include interfaces with typical state DOT enterprise information systems. The outcomes of the analysis should provide a data dictionary, identify high-value data exchanges, and identify any existing information exchanges and data model content needed to define a more flexible and sustainable model for building interfaces to AASHTOWare products.
By streamlining and standardizing the interface mechanisms to AASHTOWare products in alignment with the typical data and business architectures of state DOTs, value in the form of better alignment with strategic goals and a reduction of time to implement AASHTOWare products should be achievable. Further, by standardizing interface models, state DOTs should be able to reduce the cost of ownership associated with interface implementation, testing, and maintenance.
Typical enterprise software in use at state DOTs is initially defined as systems for program, project, and fund management, enterprise resource planning, geospatial information (mapping), and enterprise management (pavement, bridge, construction, maintenance, fleet, etc.). This list may be refined during the project.
Ultimately, this work and the derived data models could also be used to extend the data models expressed in the Surface Transportation Domain under National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to assist in standardizing the NIEM data models for public use.
For a copy of the RFP, please click, AASHTOWare Standard Data Integration Framework RFP .
If you have any questions, please contact Tim Jennings at 512-784-1654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.