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Title: Digital Transformation: call for expression of interest for selecting innovative digital ideas under Innovation Challenge Scheme 1 contest for innovation projects with impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Digital Transformation in Public and Private Sectors..

Reg. no.: EoI21/02286

Launch date: 04 June 2021, 16:11 (GMT+2:00)

Deadline: 20 June 2021, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)

Procurement method: Expression of Interest

Category & Sub-category: Grants;Grants to Beneficiaries


Overview:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through The Accelerating Digital Transformation Project in Moldova and in collaboration with ODIMM, ATIC and Moldova IT Park, hereby announces an Expression of Interest for selecting innovative digital ideas under Innovation Challenge Scheme 1 contest for innovation projects with impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Digital Transformation in Public and Private Sectors.

The project will focus on encouraging the private sector to have an active role in the Digital Transformation of Moldova.

The main objectives and areas of support of the Innovation Challenge for the SDGs are:

  1. Engage with private sector for testing and up-scaling of      innovative products, services or solutions aligned to SDGs, aiming to support digitization in public and private sectors, and with measurable and positive impact on the inclusion of vulnerable people and overall      wellbeing of people.
  2. The  challenge will support solutions underpinned by ICT sector in the following prioritised areas, though solutions in other SDG related areas will also be considered:

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.

Should you require further clarifications, kindly communicate with the contact person identified below as the focal point for queries on this EoI:

Serghei Botezatu, Project Manager

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Moldova Project

mail: serghei.botezatu@undp.org

Project Application Documentation

Pre-application: Concept Note

In the pre-application stage, the      applicants should submit only a filled out pre-defined form of Concept Note (attached), where the concept of innovation project is shortly and concisely described (including the idea and the potential market),     the company and the development team shortly presented. In the pre-application stage there are no other documents needed.

 Full application: Project plan with Project budget

Only those Applicants who are selected and invited in the pre-application phase submit the Full Application, which consists of Project Plan      , Financial plan and the Curriculum Vitae of the key persons involved. The Full Application have to be submitted on pre-defined forms (attached) filled out completely and sent via email to serghei.botezatu@undp.org until the stated deadline. A template for the Financial Plan is provided as Annex C, which can be optionally used by the applicants. Companies should also present a standard cash-flow and investment plan with ROI calculations. There is no standard form for the      CVs.    

The Project P     lan (full project proposal) should contain the detailed elaboration of the innovative concept, analysis of the existing and future market, prediction of the commercialization potential, revenue models ensuring sustainability.      Envisaged development activities can include     : staff engagement, necessary material means and needed advisory services and trainings. The Projects should be tackling cross-cutting constraints for innovation and proposing specific (collaborative) technical and conceptual innovative solutions to such constraint that would ultimately become a public good and would further inform policy makers about the most feasible solutions to overcome such barriers.  For the      collaborative innovative solution, this is the one that is jointly developed, proposed and ready to be co-financed in the implementation phase by the CGC.

Also the detailed Project budget has to be submitted predicting all project expenses during implementation phase of      6 to 10 months, including both the award contribution as well as the Applicant’s matching funds.

The Project Plan in Full Application should encompass following:

Together with the Project Plan, Financial plan with detailed and reasonable project expenses that are intended exclusively for project purposes, and CV's of the members of the team should be submitted via online platform.

Contacts:

Mr. Serghei Botezatu, e-mail: serghei.botezatu@undp.org

The pre-application package shall be submitted electronically by June 20, 2021, 12:00 to the following e-mail address: serghei.botezatu@undp.org titled in the message subject line as “Digital Transformation Innovative Challenge 2021, [name of the applicant]”. The application package received after the above deadline will not be considered.

 

The full application package shall be submitted electronically only by selected and additionally contacted applicants and by July 25, 2021, 12:00 to the following e-mail address: serghei.botezatu@undp.org titled in the message subject line as “Digital Transformation Innovative Challenge 2021, [name of the applicant]”. The application package received after the above deadline will not be considered.

Contacts:
Mr. Serghei Botezatu, e-mail: serghei.botezatu@undp.org

Supporting documents:

Application Form
Digital Transformation: call for expression of interest for selecting innovative digital ideas under Innovation Challenge Scheme 1 contest for innovation projects with impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Digital Transformation in Publi
Letter of Invitation
Operational Manual
Project Budget Form

Clarification Questions & Answers:

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

The deadline for requesting clarifications has passed.


Acknowledgement: Submission Instructions:

Should your company intend to submit a bid for this competition, you are kindly invited to register as a bidder in the UNDP Moldova database. Registration is simple and is done only once. However, it requires approval by UNDP Moldova, so you are encouraged to register as early as possible.

Registered bidders are able to sign the electronic Acknowledgement Letter and thus be notified by email about any updates, changes or clarifications concerning this particular competition. Registered bidders are also able to request clarifications, as well as to submit an offer online.

Sign the electronic Acknowledgement Letter

Offers can be submitted either in hard copy, or electronically. Offers received by fax will be rejected. Incomplete offers shall not be examined.
Documents/offers in hard copy need to be submitted in a sealed envelope to the address indicated in the solicitation documents.
Offers in electronic format shall be submitted by accessing the link below. Offers sent by e-mail shall not be accepted.

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