SARGASSO Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Request for Proposal (RFP) defines your technical and/or service-based challenge. It is typically on the middle/higher end of the TRL-scale*. It should state the scope of your challenge and the business case. Make sure your request is understandable and appealing to partners outside of your own industry.

* Technology Readiness Level
Summary of RFP (ca 200 words)
Opportunity
A proposed solution should have the following properties:
Business Case
Scope of the project
Preferred Partnership
Degree of confidentiality
Week 1 - Issue of RFP to SMTF members

Week 3 - Deadline for expression of interest from members and issue of RFP to SARGASSO’s wider network

Week 4 - Members expression of interest sent to RFP-owner

Week 6 - Deadline for expression of interest from wider network

Week 7 - List of expression of interest sent to RFP-owner followed by a Skype meeting

Week 10 - Obligatory follow up of proceedings

The RFP-owner is obliged to provide information on the outcome of the results over a longer period of time as agreed with SMTF on a case to case basis.