CLOSING DATE AND TIME: SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 @ 5.00 PM EST
1.1 The World Bank Group Blockchain Lab (“WBG BL”) invites interested parties to respond to a Request for Expression of Interest (REI) for distributed ledger technology or blockchain solution for a use case on the traceability of smallholder oil palm supply chains in Indonesia. The WBG BL is seeking contractors/partners to conduct a Proof of Concept (PoC) – including development of a prototype - on a use case. The general deliverables for the PoC will include the following:
a. Architecture of the end-to-end systems required to achieve the solution(s).
b. Suggested approach for what data should be captured and stored on chain vs. off chain (e.g. via a database or other solution).
c. Detailed information about the technology (see section IV. Objectives), including: a) the consensus mechanism that will be used and ability to configure the parties participating in that mechanism; and b) baseline performance metrics (e.g. transaction throughput).
d. Recommendations for additional complementary technologies to support data verification and authenticity.
e. Recommendations for a successful implementation.
f. Screenshots of UI / UX for various actors in the value chain.
g. API-based integration with existing databases for farmer data.
h. Lab prototype or simulation of the proposed solution to be sent to the World Bank Innovation Lab team within two or three months of signing the Collaboration Agreement.
1.2 Through this REI, the WBG BL 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 this specific use case.
1.3 WBG recognizes the transformative potential of distributed ledger technology and blockchain in complementarity with existing technologies. Through this REI and the resulting collaboration with interested parties, WBG expects to develop a PoC, including development of a prototype, for an oil palm traceability use case.
1.4 The REI solicits information on Firms’ capabilities in order to establish what is currently available in the market as well as industry trends.
1.5 The Pre-Qualification will serve to qualify Firms that are interested in participating in Information sharing and conduct a proof of concept. Up to a maximum of 2 (two) qualified Firms will be invited to participate in the PoC discussions and build a prototype upon signing of the Collaboration Agreement. The WBG BL is not obligated to award a contract on the basis of the responses to this REI document or to otherwise compensate Firms for providing the information requested or participation in conducting the PoC, including building the prototype. The WBG BL reserves the right to defer or cancel any solicitation without penalty.
1.6 All Firms determined qualified will be invited to submit a response to participate in developing the PoC, including building the prototype.
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(s):
Sanjay Colaco 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.