1. INFORMATION OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND THE PRELIMINARY MARKET CONSULTATION
1.1. CONTRACTING AUTHORITY This Preliminary Market Consultation (PMC) will be carried out by the National Center for Research and Development (NCRD) on behalf of the National Agriculture Research Center (NARC) and the Scientific Research and Innovation Fund (SRIF). Both the NARC and the SRIF have directly participated in this consultation by defining and identifying public challenges and needs. If needed, their members will offer technical assistance to the NCRD during the PMC process.
1.2. PRELIMINARY MARKET CONSULTATION PURPOSE The purpose of this preliminary market consultation is to identify and gather information on innovative solutions that could potentially address the public challenges and needs described in Annex II. These challenges and needs have been identified within the framework of the execution of various public services and their resolution is expected improve the efficiency and capabilities of the Jordanian public sector. In this sense, the information obtained through this PMC may be used for the development of Innovation Procurement tenders through which the suitable innovative solutions could be developed or acquired. This Preliminary Market Consultation will be carried out within the framework of the PPI4MED project. PPI4MED is a project that aims to transfer the R&D results from National Research Centers (NRCs) in five Mediterranean countries to society through Innovation Procurement, to boost the commercialization of research results from public research institutions through Innovation Procurement programs and projects, as well as private-public commercialization partnerships.
1.1.DEADLINE AND UPDATES
The period for submitting proposals will be from the day following the publication of this call on the NCRD website (http://www.ncrd.gov.jo/) until October 15, 2023, at 15:00H.
This period may be extended if it is necessary, which will be informed through the NCRD website.
The Challenges or issues raised in this call may be updated by the NCRD. Therefore, new challenges may be added or those already published may be reformulated, as a consequence of the evolution of the PMC itself.
Likewise, information sessions, meetings and any other communication and dissemination actions may be held.
1.2.PRESENTATION OF PROPOSALS
The proposals will contain the following documents:
- The application form (Annex I), which may be completed in part or in full to the best of the participant’s knowledge. The application form will be available for download on the NCRD website.
- If applicable, any other documentation that is deemed of interest or appropriate. Documents that include text must be submitted in PDF format and not exceed, in aggregate, 30 pages; pages that exceed this limit will not be analyzed. If participants wish to attach a video, a link must be included for viewing or downloading it.
Proposals shall be sent to the following e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and for challenge I and II email@example.com (NARC) and challenge III and IV Samar.Wrekat@mohe.gov.jo. The participants will indicate in the subject "PMC - NCRD + the acronym of the challenge the proposal responds to (as established in Annex II) + the title or acronym of the project". In this e-mail the participants shall expressly state their decision to participate in this preliminary consultation.
The title of the proposal indicated in the subject of the email and in the application form will be used in all communications with the NCRD during the process of the PMC.
The costs derived from the participation in the call will be borne by the participants.
The NCRD, on the basis of the responses received, may request a clarification from the participants.