Allocating the project fund: we want your ideas
The Taskforce is still looking for new ways to allocate the Project Fund to fund worthy projects. We’ve already received a number of proposals by email, and we’re considering each on its own merits.
But we want to hear more of your ideas, so in this blog post we’re putting out the call to any interested parties: if you have a proposal for a project that the Taskforce can fund, send us an email and let us know. You need to send it to us in the form of a project proposal of a couple of pages length, so include details like:
- details of the individual/company providing the quote
- names and qualifications of key people who will work on the project
- a brief description of your capabilities/credentials to undertake the work, including past experience doing projects of a similar kind or in a similar area and contact details for two referees who can verify your claims
- a brief description of you proposed approach to the project, including key project milestones and methodologies you intend to use
- a budget and a breakdown of key areas of expenditure for the project
- what contribution (financial or services) you are willing to make to the project
- the name and phone number of the authorised person for further enquiries
- any potential conflict of interest that you wish to declare
Our focus here is going to be on funding projects which directly further the Taskforce’s aims – for more information see our Terms of Reference. We’ll try to give full consideration to other project proposals but can’t necessarily promise anything. But in any case we look forward to hearing your ideas on how the Taskforce can use the Project Fund to further the Gov 2 cause in Australia.
The closing date for proposals to be promised consideration is 16 October 2009. After that we may be able to look at them but can’t promise anything.