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      1. Information about the procurement

ICT Solution: ‘LBChain’ platform-service development services

The Bank of Lithuania seeks to develop an innovative platform-service project for fintech companies and to promote foreign direct investments (FDI) in Lithuania. The project, code-named LBChain, is expected to attract new fintech market players and established institutions through an exceptional and flexible blockchain platform, adaptable to their needs, as well as related services for combining technologies and the market regulation know-how required to use it. It is expected that these investments in the fintech sector will contribute to structural developments in the national economy including a higher added-value, the creation of high-paying jobs, and will ensure a return on the investments in LBChain. The project funding will combine public funds from the “Ikiprekybiniai pirkimai LT” national programme for pre-commercial procurement, and own-funding from the Bank of Lithuania.

The goal of the project is the conceptualisation of the LBChain platform-service, prototype development and testing, while the terms and conditions, support model and resources required for further operation of LBChain should become clear by the end of the project.

The Bank of Lithuania expects that all suppliers bidding to provide research and development (R&D) services for the implementation of the LBChain platform-service development project (or a particular phase of the project) should already have created their own core blockchain platform with relevant partner ecosystem tools, or are using one based on agreement with third-party partner(s) provisioning the core blockchain platform elements. The supplier is expected to created the platform-service within the project, on top of the available core blockchain platform, and in addition to what the Bank of Lithuania – together with other stakeholders such as national investment agency Invest Lithuania – would offer to fintech companies as target user groups.

During the project, the Bank of Lithuania is not planning to acquire any additional equipment or standard software licenses. Where justified and necessary for the project, such licenses and equipment should be sourced by the supplier using the price for the services within the project, or at their own expense and risk.

Key technologies:

  • Financial technologies

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Type of innovation procurement: Pre-Commercial Procurement – PCP

Timeframe:  Feb 2018 – Dec 2019

Budget invested by the procurer: € 850,000 (excl. VAT)

More information: Bank of Lithuania Calls for proposal

 Call for tender: Bank of Lithuania PCP

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 To the specific tender and the general procurement of the organisation: best practices for innovation procurement.

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