In order to be a Launching Customer after six months, the City of Amsterdam has issued a Request for Tender. This will have little noticeable effect on a startup, with the exception that startups are asked to complete a European Single Procurement Document (ESPD). If you’re a Dutch startup you can also complete the Uniform Europees Aanbestedingsdocument (in Dutch only) instead of the ESPD. Submit your application before 8 October 2017 (11:59pm).
Here you will find a to do list for the application:
If you have questions, these can be submitted by sending an email. You can also attend the information meetup on 4 September 2017 (3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Voormalige Stadstimmertuin 4- 6, Amsterdam). Please sign up by sending an email, including your challenge of interest. Furthermore, please note that all applicants have to receive the same information. This means that questions asked through the website/email and on the information meetup will be stripped of all personal information and the answers will be published on the website (FAQ).
The best three applications per challenge will be selected to present their solution to the selection committee between 16 October and 20 October 2017.
The best solution per challenge will be selected to participate in the Programme. When selected the Startups are required to present the official Certificate of Conduct for Procurement or a copy of the request of the Certificate before the start of the Programme. A Certificate of Conduct for Procurement is a statement of the Ministry of Justice declaring that, as a result of an inquiry, there are no objections for the Startup to engage in this tender. The Certificate of Conduct for Procurement must be requested at the Ministry of Justice.
Start of the Programme on the 1st of December 2017.
What do we define as a startup for this programme:
The assessment committee invites three startups per issue who can give a pitch for the assessment committee. It is up to the startups to decide on how they will do this (pitch, film, etc.), but they have a time limit of 10 minutes. Subsequently, the assessment committee will get an opportunity to ask questions for 10 minutes. The startups will be selected based on these 20 minutes and the application.
The assessment committee will arrive unanimously at one integral score based on the three criteria described below. The three aspects will be assessed conjointly, where each criterion has an equal weight. The assessment committee will give one integrated score because the integration of these criteria and the way they strengthen and positively affect another is an important part of the assessment.
The assessment committee will take note of the following aspects:
The assessment committee will look at the following aspects of vision and innovation. The more persuasive the vision and innovation, the higher the assessment.
The assessment committee looks at what the positive impact on the City and/or its inhabitants could be. The bigger the expected positive impact, the better the evaluation of the committee.
The assessment committee will look at the following aspects of the realisation and implementation of the solution. The more specific the proposal for realisation and implementation, and the more confidence this instils, the higher the assessment.