• Solicitation Number: RFI 18-0075
  • Issue Date: Sep 01,2017
  • Closing Date: Feb 28,2018


The World Bank Group (WBG) invites interested parties to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) for distributed ledger technology or blockchain services. Through this RFI, WBG intends to identify parties that want to work on hands-on activities to discover and explore the possibilities of distributed ledger technology and / or blockchain services in the context of the world’s most pressing development challenges. Through this collaboration, WBG is providing an opportunity for interested parties to shape their own roadmaps with respect to these technologies and services by working with a large, mature, international organization.

WBG recognizes the transformative potential of distributed ledger technology and blockchain, and is interested in better understanding what is currently available in the commercial market place. Through this RFI and the resulting collaboration with interested parties, WBG expects to develop use cases, prototype solutions, develop proofs of concept for new approaches and ideas. WBG hopes to incubate and scale the results of this experimentation to the greater benefit of the organization.

WBG does not intend to award a contract based on this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information solicited. WBG reserves the right to defer or cancel the RFI without penalty. WBG expects the engagement to occur at no cost to the World Bank Group.

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

4.   Address

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:

Sanjay Colaco @ scolaco@worldbank.org

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.