RAMP Timeline

Project Milestones

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Discovery Phase

September 2019: Develop business case for Wisconsin Proposal Electronic Routing (WISPER) replacement

October 2019: Present business case to the Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) leadership and sponsors and obtain approval for request for information (RFI) for new research and sponsored programs administration software

November/December 2019: Post RFI

December 2019: RFI closes December 13

January 2020: The Research Administration Modernization Project (RAMP) Discovery Committee (consisting of subject-matter experts) reviews RFI responses, views enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor demonstrations, and subsequently develops a comprehensive list of requirements for request for proposal (RFP) posting

February/March 2020: Develop RFP for new research and sponsored programs administration software

March 2020: ATP leadership and sponsors approve posting RFP

Preplanning Phase

May 1, 2020: Release RFP for new research and sponsored programs administration software

June 1, 2020: Vendor proposals due

  • June 2020: Initial scoring of RFP written proposals
  • Late summer 2020: Vendor demonstrations for top scoring vendors
  • Early fall 2020: Present final business case, project charter, and software selection to ATP leadership for approval
  • Late 2020: Software contracting process
  • November 2020: Preplanning Phase close-out

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