CLOSING DATE AND TIME: FEBRUARY 11, 2019 @ 11.45 PM EST
The World Bank Group (WBG) publishes materials (books, serials, and working papers) that are made available through various distribution channels to academia, business, government, the media, World Bank staff, interested individuals, and a host of organizations. The yearly publication of approximately 200 World Bank titles, in print and online, is managed by the World Bank Publishing Program (Publishing Program), which coordinates acquisition, editorial production, marketing, and distribution from World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. The electronic distribution is managed by the Digital Publishing team (DP team) within the Publishing Program. The distribution to Print on Demand (POD) partners is overseen by the Print and Conversion team (PC team) within the editorial production unit.
Due to the different specifications/requirements across the landscape of electronic distribution channels for published content of the World Bank, including our own World Bank eLibrary, Amazon, Google, IG Publishing, NetLibrary and ProQuest, and others, the DP team requires vendor services to supplement and assist in this activity area.
The overall purpose of this RFI is to conduct market research for digital asset distribution services/platform, hosting, and maintenance to be utilized by WBG.
The solicitation may be obtained by sending an email to the designated Category Manager, 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 Category Manager(s):
Phannath Million at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
Stacey Leonard Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
The WBG reserves the right to publicly disclose contract award information, including but not limited to, name of company receiving the award, brief description of services, and contract award amount, for any contract award valued over US$250,000. Offeror's proposal and contractual documents will remain confidential and therefore not subject to disclosure.
The World Bank reserves the right to reject any or all responses without recourse.