RFP: Drafting of ENS DAO bylaws

We, the Meta-Governance working group, are issuing an RFP for a qualified individual or firm to draft a comprehensive set of DAO bylaws that can be enacted by social vote of the ENS DAO and serve as operating documents for the governance of the DAO going forward. These should be written in an easily comprehensible and unambiguous fashion similar to the existing EP1.8 Working Group rules.

Ideally, these should be written as a “DAO Operating System” that can be easily modified and adopted by other DAOs, and will be licensed under a Creative-Commons CC-BY-SA license.

The bylaws should incorporate existing DAO documentation and best practices, including:

At a minimum, the bylaws will govern:

  1. Rules for operation of working groups, as adopted from EP1.8.
  2. Processes and procedures for proposing and enacting DAO-wide votes.
  3. Processes for creating and amending these bylaws.
  4. The DAO’s obligations and responsibilities relating to the ongoing governance of the endowment, including establishing responsibility for auditing any changes to the fund manager’s permissions.
  5. Means for the DAO to instruct the ENS Foundation to take action on its behalf.
  6. Establishment of a role responsible for administering the DAO’s governance documentation and processes, and keeping these materials up to date.
  7. Any other rules deemed necessary.

This RFP will be open for two weeks, closing on the 8th of January. Interested parties should submit their response by forum DM to @Meta-Gov_Stewards. Respondents should include a resume, cover letter, and fee schedule.

The Meta-Governance WG stewards will review all submissions by January 15th, and announce the selected party to the DAO via the Meta-Governance WG call and on this forum. We reserve the right to forgo appointing anyone in the event that there are no acceptable submissions.

After that date, the MG WG will work closely with the selected party to draft a new set of bylaws, which will be available for review and comment by the DAO in advance of a social vote proposing their adoption.


This sounds like a very well timed and respectable notion.

Thank you Nick.

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How is it that you wish to receive a resume, cover letter and fee schedule?

  • i.e, plaintext or PDF.

Also, could you maybe provide further detail as to any requirements beyond the aforementioned in the the RFP? Is this slated as a contractual persistent role or just the formation and copy of direction?

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Either is acceptable.

Only the things stated in the RFP are being quoted for. This is not a request for ongoing work.

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I’ll have this drafted by the 14th.

Following discussion in the meta-gov WG this week, we’ve extended applications for this to the 8th of January.


8th January is last day to submit your application. My Australian firm would love to contribute to this. A DAO’s “Master File System” using ISO and above standard.

So a well drafted proposal which sould include ISO standards like 20022 where select Cryptoassets are compliant with 20022 respecting the liquidity and compliance of the DAO’s Endowments.

We’re onto it.


this feels like REALLY complicated RFP, when I first read it - two weeks like a very short time frame for this

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We literally just need a CV and a fee schedule from applicants.

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I was looking at this task as someone with consulting background. Drafting DAO bylaws is not exactly a standard type of project, hence getting a fee schedule may not be as straightforward as it might seem. Alternatively it would come with a disclaimer that fees are subject to considerable adjustments.

That being said I’m certainly all in favour of making the process as simple as possible.