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  • Solicitation Number: RFP 18-0012
  • Issue Date: Jul 12,2017
  • Closing Date: Aug 17,2017


The World Bank Group (World Bank) invites Proposals from qualified Offerors interested in providing Systems Furniture for the World Bank Country Offices.


The WBG seeks to enter into Framework Contracts for System Furniture for the WBG Country Offices, with up to three (3) System Furniture manufacturers per regional cluster. The WBG regions will be consolidated into four (4) regional clusters which are Africa covering Sub Saharan Africa region; Asia Pacific (ASPAC) covering East Asia & South Asia regions; Europe Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) covering ECA & MENA regions; & Latin America (LATAM) covering Latin America and Caribbean region.

System Furniture include workstations, chairs, storage solutions and conference / meeting room furniture. These Framework Contracts will be non-exclusive and will not have a volume commitment. These will enable project managers to select from Contractors’ multiple product lines, that meet the WBG minimum design specification and at a preferred discount percentage. Beyond the product cost, the cost of shipping, storage and installation will also be negotiated. These contracts will give Project Managers the flexibility to buy directly from one of the Contractors; or undertake a competitive bidding amongst the Contractors; or go outside of the Framework Contracts to the market with a competitive solicitation. Contractors will be required to have a web based interface where the Project Manager as well as locally appointed Project Architects can get information about product offerings, production timelines, discount percentage, standard designs and product lines procured in the past, etc. All these will assist the Project Manager to speed project execution.

Firms must meet all the mandatory criteria outlined below to be considered as eligible for technical evaluation:

1. Offeror has a minimum annual gross revenue, in past three years continuously, of USD 2 million derived from sales of System and Office Furniture.

2. Offeror has consistent profitability of its operations over the last three years derived from efforts similar to those described herein, from business operations (i.e. showing a consolidated profit before taxes in at least 2 years, including the most recent year).

3. Offeror has not been involved in any litigation action in the past 5 years which resulted in damages being awarded to the litigant, based on failure to perform.

4. Any other Criteria included on the RFP Documentation.

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

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(s):

Rajiv Parankusam @ rparankusam@worldbank.org

Manolo Macariola @ mmacariola@worldbank.org

Subject to the exceptions of the respective information disclosure policies, for any contract award valued at and over US$250,000 made after July 1, 2013, the World Bank Group reserves the right to publicly disclose contract award information – specifically, the name of vendor receiving the award, a brief description of the contract goods or services, and the contract award amount. Vendor'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.