Request for Proposal: Creating large scale impact through skilling the youth

What is the minimum requirement to register on IPN
Any NGO/Training partner must mandatorily have a PAN number to register on IPN.
What is the RFP application process for the NGO/Training partners?
Step 1: Sign up on the India Partner Network (IPN) platform -
It is compulsory for all organisations to on the IPN platform and have a 100% profile completion in order to access the RFP application form. Please note that the NGO/Training partner who are already part of IPN and have a 100% profile completion can directly register for the RfP using the link in Step 2.
Step 2: Once you complete step 1, please refer back to this email and click on the link below to register for the closed RfP. Please not that the link should not be shared with any other organisation -
Step 3: Once you click on the registration button, please fill out the required information on the form. The RFP template will be attached on top of the form. Please download the RFP document and fill it out. You are required to re-upload the filled RFP onto the form and submit the form
Step 4: Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation email for the same.

What will be the duration of the engagement?
The proposed partnership with the Infosys Foundation is for a maximum period of 1+3 years (as is for an ‘Ongoing CSR project’). Each applicant is required to submit year-wise activities for the mentioned duration.
An extension of the engagement would be based on the performance and delivery in the first phase of the engagement.
How can NGO/Training partner/Training partners partners find out about the status of the application?
The updates on the status of the application will be provided to the email ID used by the NGO/Training partners to register for the RFP application. The process for effective evaluation of proposals will require a few weeks and the team will be in contact with you for updates. We appreciate your patience in this regard.
Will NGO/Training partners be able to change the details of the application post-submission?
No. NGO/Training partners will be allowed to register for the RFP application only once. It is advised for the NGO/Training partners to thoroughly check every section of the application prior to submission.
Can the NGO/Training partners register for more than one proposal?
Yes. NGO/Training partner/Training partners partners can submit more than one proposal for interventions. However, the second application will have to be made with a different email ID. POCs will be able to do so by registering with the new email ID on the IPN platform.
However, please note the preferred geographies for implementation are: Chandigarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal. Proposals covering multiple geographies will be prioritized.
What are the eligibility criteria for NGO/Training partner/Training partners to apply?
Partners have to train a minimum of 5000 beneficiaries.
Target sector: STEM/Non-STEM courses with preference given to STEM related courses
Final year college students (preferred)
Unemployed youth (passed out of college)
Have the project timelines been determined for the project?
The NGO/Training partner/Training partners is expected to begin project implementation by September 2024 until 31st March 2025 (for the first year, 2nd year will start from April 2025 to March 2026, 3rd year will be April 2026 to March 2027)
While sharing information related to past funders, can NGO/Training partners share information of non CSR funders?
Yes, in the event that the NGO/Training partners has not received CSR funding for the last 3 years, information related to non-CSR funders can be included too.

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