CLOSING DATE AND TIME: NOVEMBER 26, 2018 @ 5.00 PM EST
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.
Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.
The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:
· End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%
· Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country
Additional information can be found in the World Bank’s Web Site.
Legal department and a few other departments within the Bank are engaged in drafting contracts. They would like to leverage new technologies for drafting contracts, improving better quality, more responsiveness to clients and reduce the manual labor involved in the process.
Lawyers draft hundreds of legal documents every year using ‘model documents’. These ‘model documents’ are used as the basis for customizing transaction-specific legal documents. This customization process consists mainly of using additional covenants, also standard or suitable for standardization, that are relevant to the specific transaction. Customized transaction-specific legal documents also contain information that is already available in different Bank systems.
In this context, the drafting process could become much more efficient if it could be done using a software that would automatically select relevant covenants depending on the characteristics of the transaction (that could be identified by the lawyer using a ‘checklist’), and import to the contract relevant project information available in other Bank systems (such as project name, amount of the loan/grant, name of borrower/recipient, instrument, etc.). In turn, lawyers will input information in the contract that will be available for use by other systems such as disbursement conditions or the name of the authorized representative to submit withdrawal applications. Specifically, the scope is as outlined below:
1. Software Licenses:
· Contract Drafting and Management Software
· Integration and Usability
· Security and Platform
2. Professional Services
The solicitation may be obtained by sending an email to the designated Contracting Officer, referencing the following information:
1. Solicitation Number
2. Company Name
3. Contact Person Name and Title
5. Telephone Number
6. Fax Number
7. Contact's Email Address
A copy of the solicitation will be sent to organizations that have replied to and are eligible to receive this advertisement. All requests and questions regarding this solicitation shall be directed to the following designated Corporate Procurement Contract Officer:
Subject to the exceptions of the respective information disclosure policies, for any contract award valued at and over US$250,000 made after July 1, 2013, the World Bank Group reserves the right to publicly disclose contract award information – specifically, the name of vendor receiving the award, a brief description of the contract goods or services, and the contract award amount. Vendor's proposal and contractual documents will remain confidential and therefore not subject to disclosure.
The IFC reserves the right to reject any or all responses without recourse.