RESEARCH AND FACILITATION SERVICES: TOWARDS A PUBLIC SERVICE INNOVATION FUNDING MODEL

Country: South Africa
Language: EN
Number: 2980658
Publication date: 05-07-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Research services

Description

RESEARCH AND FACILITATION SERVICES: TOWARDS A PUBLIC SERVICE INNOVATION FUNDING MODEL
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP COUNTRY OFFICE - SOUTH AFRICA
Deadline : 14-Jul-17
Posted on : 05-Jul-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 38964
Link to Atlas Project :
00095622 - Support to CPSI
Documents :
Procurement Notice
TERMS OF REFERENCES
Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal
IC TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Overview :

The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) is an initiative of the Minister for the Public Service and Administration, established to identify, support and nurture innovation in the public service, with a view to improve service delivery. The role of the CPSI is primarily to function as an enabler, facilitator and champion for innovative ideas. This will require creating an enabling environment for the generation and rewarding of new ideas; facilitating engagement between public, private and non-governmental entities, with a view to establishing sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships and championing the value of and need for innovation within the public service. The mission of the CPSI is to promote and support innovation by demonstrating practice, facilitating partnerships, rewarding initiatives, and sharing knowledge.

The UNDP has established a partnership with the CPSI to mainstream and institutionalize innovation as part of strengthening the public sector and modernize governance systems and processes. Funding of Innovation in the Public service remains one of the key barriers of entry for innovators, in particular social innovators that are developing solutions for persistent service delivery challenges.

In this regard, UNDP and CPSI seeks the services of a service provider who will facilitate a Roundtable on the Funding and Procurement of Innovation for the Public Service. In preparation for the Roundtable, a position paper, reflecting on global practices and lessons on funding of public sector innovation, is required.