The Client engages in the development of technology for sterilizing fungi and bacteria on the surfaces of fruits and vegetables without corroding containers for storage/transportation. However, they have not yet identified the technology of which requirements as mentioned above can be met.
Food sterilization/bacteriostasis technology, on the other hand, has widely been studied/developed, and thus promising technologies for solving the challenges are considered present worldwide. The Client has therefore decided to make this RFP to solve these technological challenges as quickly as possible and put the technology to practical use.
Proposal shall have clear points and should not include confidential information. Supplemental files may be submitted in addition to the proposal.
The client will evaluate all responses with the following criteria.
- Overall scientific and technical merit
- Approach to proof of concept or performance
- Economic potential of concept
- Realism of the proposed plan (action items, timeline, roles, deliverables, cost estimation)
- Potential for proprietary position
- Respondents’ capability and related experiences
Anticipated Project Process
After the submission due date, the client will review all submitted proposals. NineSigma will send the review results to each proposer 6-8 weeks after the due date. The client possibly asks clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select best candidates through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute NDA with selected respondents, seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.
The client will execute necessary agreements with the selected respondents and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.