Research and development Corp. announces call for proposals

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The Research and Development Corporation (RDC), the Crown corporation for improving research and development in Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced a competitive call for proposals for potential infrastructure projects.
According to a news release, the initial Expression of Intent (EOI) is open to Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic, including their institutes and incorporated entities, and other not-for-profit research facilities located in, or planning to locate to Newfoundland and Labrador.
"The RDC recognizes that investing in infrastructure is critical to strengthening Newfoundland and Labrador's R&D capacity, building a world-class working environment for researchers and fostering industrial outreach and collaboration," said Glenn Janes, chief executive officer of the Research and Development Corporation. "Our goal is to invest in R&D infrastructure that will focus on identified industry needs and development opportunities with the potential to significantly impact our economy."
The RDC has committed up to $10 million to this infrastructure call. There is an initial allocation of $2 million for research tools and equipment and $8 million for R&D platforms. Proposals eligible for funding must require RDC funding in excess of $500,000. This funding is incremental to what is eligible through the RDC's Industrial Research and Innovation Fund (IRIF).
Proposals that are screened in through the EOI process will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 25, 2010 with applicants notified of the RDC's funding decision in September 2010.
All Expressions of Interest must be received by 4 p.m. (Newfoundland Daylight Saving Time) on April 16, 2010. Copies of the Request for Expressions of Intent and other related documents can be found at http://www.researchnl.com/infrastructure/.

Organizations: Research and Development, Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic, Industrial Research and Innovation Fund Request for Expressions

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • member of the 20%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    A call for proposal is the easiest way to circumvent the public tender act. This way, good Tory supporters can be given a handout without it going competitive. Watch for an untendered contract to be awarded on this one. Once the proposal is submitted, the specs can written to match it. Seems upfront on the surface, but, look a little closer...the real payoff is under the table.

  • member of the 20%
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    A call for proposal is the easiest way to circumvent the public tender act. This way, good Tory supporters can be given a handout without it going competitive. Watch for an untendered contract to be awarded on this one. Once the proposal is submitted, the specs can written to match it. Seems upfront on the surface, but, look a little closer...the real payoff is under the table.