GEOG 597G
Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics

Example Proposal

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The following is an example of the type of proposal that you will be developing:

Request for Proposal (RFP)
RFP#: 1024

This RFP has four (4) parts. In order to be considered for this project each submitting agency must complete all parts. Instructions on how to complete each section is provided under each section’s header.

SURVEY

This forward must be completed and presented on a separate page.

  1. Project title: “Challenges to Geospatial Data”
  2. Number of staff involved with this project (include management):
  3. Amount requested from NouHu Fund (US$):

The Project Proposal Application for Funding Form has four sections:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Statement/Scope of Work and Management Plan
  3. Preliminary Project Schedule and Project Budget
  4. Project Monitoring and Evaluation

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I.A. This section should provide a brief introduction to the current NouHu RFP. The summary should also describe: (~ one page)

  1. The problem or critical issue which this proposal seeks to resolve
  2. How this proposal relates to other relevant characterizations, recommended relief strategies, and policies on refugees

I.B. This section should identify the specific work to be performed: (~ one page)

c. Describe the relevant experience and capabilities of the enterprise submitting this proposal.

  1. Identify the type and level of resources (personnel expertise and software/hardware) that the implementing enterprise submitting the proposal will provide for project planning, implementation management and follow up.

II. STATEMENT/SCOPE OF WORK and MANAGEMENT PLAN

II.A. Expected Project Results/Deliverables: (~ two pages)

This section should describe the overall results that the project is expected to accomplish.

  1. Discuss the specific data sets and variables that could be used to provide a solution to NouHu’s RFP. You should feel free to include data sets and variables that are not present in UNHCR’s refugee database. But, if you do, please identify specifically how these external data will be used in your solution to the problem.
  2. Present a survey of existing geovisualization/geovisual analytics solutions. This survey should describe key characteristics of existing geovisualizations/geovisual analytics solutions that could be applied to help address NouHu’s RFP. Note, these existing geovisualization/geovisual analytics do not necessarily need to examine refugee data.

The discussion should indicate in quantitative terms, to the extent possible, what the project will produce through its planned activities.

II.B. Detailed Project Activities and Work Plan: (~ two pages)

This section should describe how each immediate project objective will be carried out in terms of planned activities.

  1. Identify which geovisualization/geovisual analytics tools will be most useful in answering NouHu’s RFP.
  2. Describe the technical specifications of the proposed solution. This description can include, but is not limited to, the selected programming language, the operating system, the platform, etc.

III. PRELIMINARY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE AND BUDGET (~ two pages)

a. Detail the development timeline of the project. The details could include, but are not limited to, significant milestones that you consider to be achievable within the proposed timeline. 

b. The budget for this proposal should be prepared in U.S. dollars. The budget should include, but is not limited to, a description of each budget line item. The budget should include, but it not limited to, development time, software/hardware, training, consulting, contracting services, and usability studies.

IV. PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION (~ two pages)

This section should discuss proposed mechanisms and procedures for monitoring of project operations to ensure that activities occur as planned, that they remain directed towards stated objectives, and that appropriate corrective action is taken if required.

Specifically, the discussion should indicate who will be responsible for preparing periodic project progress and final technical reports and for the accounting of expenditures.