HVN Contestable Fund RFP (Version 2, September 2019)
Version 2 of the RFP for the Contestable Fund was issued on 16 September 2019. The main updates under Version 2 are:
- the structure of the Core Fund has been amended from three annual rounds in 2019, 2020 and 2021 to an ‘open until fully subscribed’ status. This means that Proposals for all three Funds can now be submitted at any time throughout the year until the Funds are fully subscribed. Proposals will be assessed on a quarterly basis by the Assessment Panel in accordance with our Review and Assessment Process; and
- the Flexible Process previously limited to the Māori and Emerging F&B Funds is now also available for the Core Fund. This means that Eligible Respondents can now submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for any of the three Funds prior to submitting a Full Proposal. Submitting an EOI provides forward guidance to the Governance Board of upcoming Proposals, which will be taken into consideration when allocating Grants.
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Proposals for the Contestable Fund are assessed on a quarterly basis in accordance with the Review and Assessment Process outlined in Section A.7 of the RFP, with the Assessment Panel dates aligned to the Governance Board meeting schedule.
The schedule for the next Governance Board meetings is detailed below. If you are considering submitting a Proposal in late 2019 or early 2020, it is recommended to contact the HVN Directorate at email@example.com to discuss key dates.
|HVN Governance Board Meeting Date||Date Proposal Due to HVN Directorate|
|4 December 2019||18 October 2019|
|4 March 2020||mid-January 2020|
|27 May 2020||mid-April 2020|
|12 August 2020||late June 2020|
|3 December 2020||mid-October 2020|
- PART A The Opportunity (Version 2, September 2019)
- PART B Research Grant Proposal (Version 2, September 2019)
- PART C Development Grant Proposal (Version 2, September 2019)
- PART D Expression of Interest (Version 2, September 2019)
- PART E Appendices (Version 2, September 2019)
- RFP Budget Template (Version 2, September 2019)
- CV Template