Title: Call for expression of interest for selecting digital ideas under Innovation Challenge Scheme 5 contest for projects with impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Digital Transformation in Public and Private Sectors based on Digital Public Goods.

Reg. no.: EoI22/02538

Launch date: 11 October 2022, 19:38 (GMT+3:00)

Deadline: 15 November 2022, 16:00 (GMT+3:00)

Procurement method: Expression of Interest

Category & Sub-category: Grants;Grants to Beneficiaries


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with E-Governance Agency (EGA), through the Accelerating Digital Transformation Project in Moldova, hereby announces an Expression of Interest for selecting innovative digital ideas under Innovation Challenge Scheme 5 contest, based on Digital Public Goods (open-source software, open data, open AI models, etc.), with impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Digital Transformation in Public and Private Sectors.

The main objectives and areas of support of the 5th Innovation Challenge Scheme are to surface, connect, build, and implement Digital Public Goods/ opensource solutions in a range of priority areas including but not limited to:

  • Under economic growth stream: Improved access to health, health practices and well-being; Education and digital literacy; Improved practices in agricultural and food industries; Energy, green economy, circular economy, and clean environment; Improved practices in manufacturing industries and product quality; Logistics automation; Tourism digitalization; Access to markets (information, logistics, business management, skills); Introduction of competitiveness-enhancing practices (such as digitalized inventory management); Digital Certification; e-commerce and improved supply chains;  Cyber security and fintech; Financial inclusion (such as agricultural insurance); Other areas related to SDGs;
  • Under public services stream: MobiGov specific modules; e-KYC and Facial Recognition as a central solution: feasibility, TOR and business case; Enterprise chatbot; Update to data.gov.md; Government Enterprise Search Service; e-Notary Core; FOD components - Sectorial implementation and adoption; Electronic Official Gazette (Official announcement portal); Electronic auction platform; e-Health solution (e-HR, e–Recipe, medical registers); Register of registers; Accounting solution for SMEs; Stamp platform (Acize pentru produse); Digitization of the appeals settlement process; e-Reporting portal update; M-Operations; e-Legislation; e-Inventory; Platform for freelancers; Platform for IT parks; Scanning central solution; Wood traceability; Improve the SIME electronic grades register; Develop and implement a unique diploma register; Develop the interactive digital version of existing textbooks; Develop reusable and scalable solutions for the use of VR solutions in the academia process especially in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.; Develop a e-Research platform to publish and share information about ongoing and completed research initiatives, programs, grants, projects etc.; Develop a national digital literacy program for adults and young people through short video lessons broadcast live on Facebook / Instagram / TV and other available media channels; Create digital literacy courses and tests for public sector employees through elearning.gov.md; Develop accessibility tools / toolsets for disabled people (especially Deaf and Hearing Impairments and Blindness and Visual Impairments), designated to improve the level of access to the public services, social life and the information associated them.

This EoI does not entail any commitment on the part of UNDP, either financial or otherwise. UNDP reserve the right to accept or reject any or all EoI without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant/s of the grounds.

Project Application Documentation

Application Form and Project budget

The applicants should submit the Full Application and Project budget (Annex A and B). Companies should also present a standard cash-flow and investment plan with ROI calculations.

The application package shall be submitted electronically by November 15, 2022, 16:00 PM GMT+3 Moldova time,, to the following e-mail address: digitalnow.md@undp.org titled in the message subject line as “Digital Transformation Innovative Challenge 2022, [name of the applicant]”. The application package received after the above deadline will not be considered.

The Application form should encompass following:

  • Clear evidence of so far achieved initial results or insights to be considered as collaborative innovative foundation for the Project;
  • Justification of the potential of the proposed innovation, as detailed as possible;
  • Justification that there is an existing market for the proposed collaborative innovation and that the strategy for the exploitation of the innovation is compliant with the actual market sector;
  • Realistic plan of the Project activities so they can be implemented considering technological, financial, time and market constraints, possibilities, and opportunities;
  • Assurance that the project includes all activities necessary for the innovation to be ready for commercial activities on potential markets or to be scaled up;.
  • Evidence that the team has relevant experience in the industry sector and necessary knowledge and skills to implement the planned activities in the development of the innovative product/process/service and successful preparation for commercialization or scale-up;
  • Assessment of internal gaps in terms of resources, skills and knowledge needed to ensure full implementation of the project and its sustainability.  

Should you require further clarifications, kindly address them to the following email address: digitalnow.md@undp.org

Supporting documents:

Annex A - Application Form

Annex B - Project Budget

Annex C - Full proposal evaluation Grid:  Business, technological and financial

Operational Manual


Supporting documents:

Annex A - Application Form
Annex B - Project Budget
Annex C - Evaluation Grid
Letter of Invitation
Application Guide
Operational Manual

Clarification Questions & Answers:

There are no Clarification Questions submitted and/or answered by UNDP under this competition.

The deadline for requesting clarifications has passed.