CLOSING DATE AND TIME: MAY 6, 2019 @ 5.00 PM EST
The World Bank 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 publication of World Bank books, 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 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, but not limited to, our own World Bank eLibrary, Amazon, Google, IG Publishing, ProQuest, etc.), greater and greater demands are being placed on the e-publishing services performed by the DP.
This solicitation is for conversion and distribution services and work to be performed by a vendor in providing, hosting, and maintaining a Digital Asset Distribution (DAD) service. The vendor will convert and deliver content and metadata to all the Publishing Program’s approximately 15+ distribution channels. This initiative will enhance the productivity of the DP and PC teams within the Publishing Program, and thereby allow it to meet the demand for World Bank content in electronic form and via regional Print on Demand, through existing and future distribution channels.
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):
Emmanuel Maliganya 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.