Proposal

Final versions of workpackages

Please find attached the final versions of the workpackages with the financial information removed (for tender rules reasons).

 

Delivering the bid ... not just online


Click to Play

After all the virtual working of the past few weeks it seemed essential that we did more than just wing a pdf to John Craig and colleagues at the Cabinet Office. Time for hard copy - so Simon took the train and bike down from Warwickshire, Dan brought the camera, and we all met up outside the Office of the Third Sector for a proper delivery of the package. I asked Simon if he felt the effort had been worthwhile, and whether the open process had brought something extra to the proposal. Of course, he had to say yes ... but I know from conversations we've had, as well as his reply here, that it is a heartfelt yeeeah!!! As you'll hear in the interview, we got lots of new ideas and relationships, and it isn't over yet. By the way, if others who put in a bid want to go naked at this late stage, we would be happy to host their proposals on the site. Maybe open a poll ..... You can get carried away with this openness. Meanwhile, you can find what's in the package here, with encouragement to continue to contribute.

Final version of the proposal - and what's next

We submitted our bid for the Open Innovation Exchange on May 14 2007 - as you can see here. You can download a public version of the bid below. It is complete apart from the figures, which we can't publish because of tender procedures.

There are earlier drafts here, and more about the development process.

We are keeping the site open because we welcome any further ideas around our proposals, and ways in which open collaboration can assist innovation. You can see how to use the site, a site map, and who is here.

If you have ideas on how we can continue to use the site, drop a comment below.

Bid Sumitted

Here’s the proof. The bid on its way from bike to bid reception. I bumped into John Craig in reception which was nice. I am sure it was a coincidence or maybe it was because we were causing a bit of concern setting up to film outside! But it felt good anyway.

He was friendly and, reading between the lines, I think he’s been really interested in the approach we’ve taken. They are expecting ‘a number’ of bids and I got the impression that it was number about halfway-ish between 15 and 25. So, as we breath a sigh of relief and can get our lives back, the hard work starts for them.

Our full bid less financials (for tender rule reasons) is attached to this post.

Thanks again everybody. This has been a really enjoyable and thought provoking experience. I, for one, am going to have to completely re-think the way I do most things!

Proposal - version 4.8

Report page

Here is version 4.8 of the proposal. We are still open for comments but we'd need to get them by midday tomorrow to be able to include them. There is still a lot of work to do but barring accidents I think we will get there.

 

Update Report from Mission Control

. . . just taking a break from the typing to let you know that there is going to be a bit of a delay while my assistant gets her act together and finishes section 8! Thanks for all the contributions . . . we are still waiting on one or two . . . hurry please!

Hope to get the latest version uploaded by 9am tomorrow.

 

Project plan and thanks

Project plan

Attached is the project plan. It's not very clear I'm afraid but I thought you would all be reassured that we had one _and_ that it was prepared by a qualified PRINCE 2 practioner. Thanks David (Ellis).

Thanks also to those who have emailed comments and suggestions . . . thanks the Lord for 'Track changes'.

The proposal is being polished and we hope to post another version by the end of play tomorrow.

 

Workpackage 07 - Investment

Workpackage 07

This is the first version of the 'investment' workpackage. This will need a leader which has yet to be identified. The 'investment' workpackage was not part of the original list but has been suggested by many and the case was made very well by Tim Davies in his blog submission here.

As always, suggestions for improvement are needed!

 

Workpackage 05 - Establish and maintain an associates network

Attached is the first draft of the WP05. This is a a crucial workpackage as it will draw a significant part of the budget and together with WP01 (Project set-up) and WP03 (Events, training, toolkits and follow through) will define the distinct nature and modus operandi of the OIE.

Workpackage 06 (partial) - Rapid review, monitoring, evaluation and learning

Sorry I have not contributed much to all this so far - really busy up to now. I (and David W) have an interest in the rapid review elements of WP 6 which seems to be a mapping and lit review exercise. As this seems to be a problem at the moment (re "HELP!") I thought I'd have a crack at the WP outline. Hope this helps.

Input is still required on the monitoring and evaluation elements.

Drew

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