Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter?

The first step to submitting for the Social Procurement Challenge is to register your interest. This can be done by creating a profile on the Eidos Challenges Sandbox. Further instructions can be found on the Process and Selection Criteria page.

When do I need to submit my application?

Submissions for the first round must be published publicly on the Eidos Challenges Sandbox by no later than 5pm AEST on Friday the 3rd of November. Any ideas published after this date will not be accepted.

Who will determine the winner?

At the end of the first and second rounds the selection panel, made up of industry experts and a representative from the Eidos research committee, will evaluate each entry. A list of panelists can be found here. The Pitch Competition panelists will be announced in November 2017.

Is there funding for travel and accommodation costs for the pitch competition?

Finalists will be required to cover their own travel and accommodation cost for the Pitch Competition.

Can individuals apply or is it limited to organisations?

The Social Procurement Challenge is open to applications from individuals, teams, or organisations.

Do we need to be registered as a charity to apply?

No. Registrants do not need to registered as a charity to apply.

I already have a model in operation which I think is a great fit. Can I put forward an existing model?

Yes. The Social Procurement Challenge is open to ideas in all shapes and stages.

What happens if I have a great idea but don’t want to be involved in implementing it? Can I still submit it?

Yes. We encourage you to submit your idea. When answering the question regarding partners and stakeholders please note that you are looking for someone who can turn your idea into reality.

When will the $25,000 contribution be paid?

The contribution will be made in instalments throughout the six month mentoring period.

What if I have a specific question? Can I speak with someone?

Please send any questions regarding the Social Procurement Challenge to

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