Title: Call for expression of interest for selecting innovative digital ideas under Innovation Challenge Scheme 7 contest, focused on developing and enhancing the labour and social protection sector digital platforms..

Reg. no.: EoI22/02578

Launch date: 09 December 2022, 14:58 (GMT+2:00)

Deadline: 31 January 2023, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)

Extended deadline: 14 February 2023, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)

Extended deadline: 28 February 2023, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)

Extended deadline: 14 March 2023, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)

Procurement method: Expression of Interest

Category & Sub-category: Grants;Grants to Beneficiaries


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Ministry o Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova, through the Accelerating Digital Transformation Project in Moldova, hereby announces an Expression of Interest for selecting innovative digital ideas under Innovation Challenge Scheme 7 contest, focused on digital transformation of labour and social protection sector in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Main objectives and areas of support of the announced Innovation Challenge are:

  1. Development of new digital components and tools for labour and social protection sector, in line with the announced National Digital Transformation Strategy;
  2. Enhancement and improvement of current information systems in the labour and social protection sector (energy vulnerability system, day labourers' voucher system, social assistance system, ANOFM system, IȘM system, etc.) etc;

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 January 31, 2023, 16:00 PM GMT+2 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
Expression of Interest - Application Guide MICS 7
Letter of Invitation
Operational Manual MICS 7

Clarification Questions & Answers:

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