We‘ve been asked for a slightly more deta
iled breakdown of the £8,000.
I agree it‘s a nitpicky
request given the amount.
I think it‘s because the other bids considered today were all much
smaller than the DSF one and yet laid out their costs in a bit more detail, which made our bidstand out.2) Another wished for us to be more involved in the implementation of the project, or at leastaware of its progress.
I don‘t think it makes sense for us to be involved given that we‘re in
different parts of the country (and neither does my boss), nor for you to shoulder the burdenof constant reporting.
But apparently London‘s getting a bit more bureaucratic and would like
more frequent returns on how projects are going.3) The good news is that our media and public affairs staff were impressed by your engagementwith ethnic and multicultural media organisations, and are keen to learn from you. And allgenerally agreed that this project supports broader Canada business plan objectives and is agood initiative.Hence the tentative approval.
w I think we could address these concerns:1) If you can, provide the breakdown of how £8,000 could support business engagement. I thinkthe level of detail as shown on p.11 of the Superfund Bidding Form (Activity Based Budget)that we submitted in July would be good.2) To address this concern as well as the general increased interest in more frequent feedback,would you be able to write us an informal e-mail update (just a few lines) every 1 or 2 monthson this project?
We could indicate that in the ―Quality‖ box on the CBPF form.
It would alsobe a good way for us to stay up to date.3) We could put you in touch with our media and public affairs staff for a teleconference orsimilar, if you are willing. I think that would add some real value to the bid.Apologies for the long e-mail! Hope this makes sense.
Don‘t hesitate to call if you don‘t wish to write
a novella like I just did!26. Email of 21/10/2011 from Climate and Prosperity Adviser: RE: CBPF funding for NCL II: TentativeapprovalHi [Redacted],Perfect! Thanks for the quick response. As for the budget breakdown, the sooner the better sincethis is sort of a grace period. A rough estimate would be fine.Great that you can put our media staff in touch with [Redacted].
I‘ll let them
know about this andupdate the bid accordingly, along with your agreement to provide updates.Best,[Redacted] 27. Email of 02/11/2011 from Policy Analyst, GIG: Further information required for Superfund bidHi [Redacted],the bid has now been submitted and will be discussed on Friday. After a quick informal chat withsome "Superfund experts" here are a number of questions that I would need you to answer before theteleconference. Happy to discuss over the phone but information in written format would be extremelyhelpful.1. We need a much more detailed breakdown of how the $30,000 will be spent, including howmuch by when. Also, how much staff time can be bought and what exactly would be deliveredby each member of staff?2. 2. What events are planned? When and where?3. 3. Can you explain in a bit more detail how the $30,000 will offer crucial support to the widerproject Race to the Top costing $235,000?