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Request for proposal: Preferred supplier status for the supply of software licenses

 31 October 2016


Invitation to apply for status of preferred supplier of software licenses

The IFRS Foundation (the ‘Foundation’) is requesting applications from software vendors and resellers to have preferred supplier status for the supply of software licenses to the Foundation.

Scopes of services required

Services that would be required by a supplier with preferred status will include but are not limited to:

  • general advice on software licensing and purchasing
  • guidance with regard to best software licensing model to deploy for most effective implementation of application(s)
  • provision of best value pricing for software licensing in line with the Foundation’s status as a not for profit organisation
  • prompt supply of licenses
  • management of the Foundation’s existing licensing portfolio
  • updates with regard to changes in licensing law that could affect the Foundation
  • updates with regard to manufacturers changes in service

Period of appointment

This status will be for three (3) years and will be reviewed annually.

Tender process

Each firm is asked to submit a written proposal setting out how they will meet the requirements outlined below. This proposal should be submitted by 11 November 2016. Between now and 11 November 2016 we have made provision for each firm to arrange a conference call with the Foundation staff to obtain further information about the Foundation and this application. Please contact the IT manager on ITmanager@ifrs.org or (020) 7246 6475 if you would like to arrange a call.

Following on from receipt of the proposals, an assessment process will take place and firms may be contacted to provide answers to questions that arise. Notification of the success of the proposal will be made in the week commencing 21 November 2016.

To read about requirements and further information, please click here [PDF].



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