Sounds like Digital Square has a "dirty jobs’ type funding opportunity. By July 11, they would like:
…a very focused concept note (please use attached template) that clearly outlines what you are proposing and very distinct deliverables that will be accomplished. We are aiming to have these as fixed fee / deliverable based awards and as such invoiced on and payment made on deliverables. Concept notes (max 8 pages) are to be submitted by 11 July 2022 8PM PST (GMT+8).
Our budget ceiling on this, for all awards, is $300’000 and with this we expect to make multiple awards (5 to 8 awards) and as such we encourage you to ensure that your deliverables are well bounded and easily severable should the technical evaluation committee want to select a subsection of your concept and deliverable list to fund.
This is a great opportunity and we encourage you to rapidly put ideas down and be excited about helping round out your tool/community and drive the space forward. Not being prescriptive but rather to jog ideas please see the list of illustrative deliverable ideas below:
Global Good product: • Key feature developed • Data exchange / interoperability interface built • Quality assurance / tests developed for a focused feature set • Performance testing (building a reusable framework) • Security testing and the inclusion of DevSecOps in your pipeline • Translations • Etc
Global Good Community • Key community resources updated (be explicit with the list) • Onboarding guides • Training material • Product information documentation
Global Good Impact and Space development • Whitepaper on the impact and scale of your tool • Creation of a shared set of requirements for a domain (e.g Immunization suites, CHIS, etc) • Other publications…
The funds (up to $60k) will need to be spent by September 30, 2022, so this is not only a fast turnaround in terms of putting the concept note together but also in terms of getting the work we propose completed.
Please share ideas here, join this Thursday’s Strategy & Operations call at 4pm UTC, or reach out if you want to discuss your idea & how to move forward.