Under the project "Increasing Integrity in Public Procurement" the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul" in partnership with the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) is launching a competition for grant funding to monitor public procurement. The goal of the project is to support public procurement reforms in Moldova, which will increase the transparency and fairness of public procurement by empowering citizens to hold relevant institutions accountable. This can be achieved by training civil society organizations (CSOs) and investigative journalist organizations to be watchdogs in monitoring public procurement, and by supporting their work for a period of time with grant funding.
Grants (between US $ 5,000 and US $ 25,000) will be awarded to Moldovan civil society organizations and investigative journalist organizations based on a competitive selection process to support them in responsible and effective monitoring of public procurement.
Civil society organizations and investigative journalist organizations interested in conducting procurement monitoring can apply for a grant by submitting a proposal for monitoring.
Objectives of the grant program
Who can apply?
Public associations (civil society organizations and investigative journalist organizations) registered in the Republic of Moldova (from all localities and regions of the country).
Public associations may apply individually or partnerships may be established among several non-governmental organizations.
What should the project proposal include?
The objective of the project proposal will be to focus on monitoring of public procurement, and it should specify the monitoring actions to be undertaken. Monitoring of ongoing procurement procedures is mandatory.
Important: Completed procurement procedures cannot be included in the project as an objective of monitoring.
The following (or similar) activities are ineligible
Value and duration of projects
The total amount available for grants is US $ 200,000. Civil society associations registered in the Republic of Moldova can apply for and apply for grants of at least US $ 5,000 and up to US $ 25,000. The implementation period of the project must not exceed 12 months.
Project proposals will be evaluated by the Evaluation Committee on the basis of an evaluation grid. After evaluation of all proposals, grants will be awarded within the available budget.
The evaluation schedule of the project proposals and all the conditions of application can be found in the Funding Guide.
The application file must include the following documents:
Only fully-completed applications will be processed and accepted in the grant competition.
The deadline for submitting the file is March 17, 2022, at 23.00, indicating "Application for grants for monitoring public procurement". The file will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The list of beneficiary organizations will be published on the IDIS "Viitorul" website www.viitorul.org in mid-April 2022.
Questions for clarification can be addressed to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org until March 10, 2022. For interested organizations, IDIS "Viitorul" will organize two information sessions on the application procedure on March 2 and 4, at 10.00 (For registration, go to this link.) The answers to all the questions asked will be published on March 11, 2022 on www.viitorul.org.
The project “Increasing the integrity in public procurement” is implemented by Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul", in partnership with Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF). It aims to support procurement reforms in Moldova that will increase transparency and fairness of public procurement through empowering citizens to hold relevant institutions accountable. This will be accomplished through training civil society organizations to serve as watchdogs by monitoring public procurement.