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FIRST for Sustainability – Website Revamp and Technical Maintenance


  • Solicitation Number: RFP 20-0963
  • Issue Date: Jun 05,2020
  • Closing Date: Jun 24,2020
  • Institution:  IFC

CLOSING DATE AND TIME:  JUNE 24, 2020 @ 12.00 PM WASHINGTON, DC TIME

The ESG Sustainability Advice and Solutions department (CEG), the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s center of excellence in the environmental, social and governance, is seeking for a service provider to revamp the existing website for FIRST. The implementation will involve a replacement for the existing website for FIRST and will consolidate IFC’s disparate ESG web tools and sites. The current FIRST website is built on WordPress. As part of this Project, a reassessment should be done to identify the best technology platform for FIRST, to facilitate best-in-class content sharing, easy integration with tools, and a robust and scalable framework for future updates.

By revamping the FIRST website, the following key objectives are intended to be achieved:

·     FIRST website serving as a one-stop shop for financial institutions (FIs) to learn about the benefits of environmental and social risk management, and how to identify and take advantage of environmental business opportunities.  

·     FIRST website serving as the hub for tools produced by IFC and perhaps other DFIs to support ESG risk management, and to support real sector companies.  

·     FIRST website uses appropriate Architecture and Technology Platform to support scalability and configurability; a harmonized UX across the range of disparate IFC ESG web tools hosted on the site and converging content from other IFC sites into FIRST (gmaptool.org, ESMS diagnostic, and CAF ESRM).

The solicitation may be obtained by sending an email to the designated Category Manager, referencing the following information:

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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 emaliganya@worldbank.org (mailto:emaliganya@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.  

The World Bank reserves the right to reject any or all responses without recourse.