Annex B: Round 1 Evaluation Criteria

Proposals submitted to Round 1 of the Pop up City Contest will be evaluated by the TRC against each of the following criteria. Contestants must ensure that for each evaluation criterion sufficient detail is provided.

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Provide an overview of the solution* or approach to be used and its alignment with the Pop up City Contest objectives (see Section 1.2 of Contest Program Guide). (Maximum 1000 characters).

At a minimum, the proposed solution is expected to align with one of the three technical domains sought for the Contest:

a.       a reduction in the fuel input to the RTC; or,

b.      a reduction in the water input to the RTC; or

c.       a reduction in the solid and liquid waste output from the RTC.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (25% of total score): Describe in detail the proposed solution and how it will achieve the desired outcomes and a demonstrable improvement to the technical domain (i.e. energy, water or waste management) in the Pop up City context. Include a description of any existing technologies and their SRL (see Annex A) that will be used in developing the proposed solution. (Maximum 4000 characters).

At a minimum, the proposal is expected to describe how:

1.       The proposed solution will satisfy the per capita demand for energy and/or potable water, and/or waste production as listed in Table 1 of the Contest Program Guide.

2.       The proposed reduction in the fuel or water input, or waste output of the solution achieves the Contest reduction targets (33% for fuel, 33% for potable water, 33% for waste).

Proposals will be scored on the following criteria:

1.      The reduction in the fuel or water input, or waste output of the solution surpasses the Contest targets (33% for fuel, 33% for potable water, 33% for waste). 

2.      The assessment of the starting SRL of the proposed solution is accurate.

3.      The rationale for the estimated input or output reduction is clearly described and is sound from an engineering or scientific perspective.

4.      Steps towards development of the proposed solution are clearly described, achievable within the timelines given and logical from an engineering or scientific perspective.

5.      In addition to a temperate climate operation, there is evidence presented that indicates a high likelihood that the proposed technology or process will be applicable to an RTC deployed in an extreme hot (up to 50 ºC) and/or frigid (down to -40 ºC) climatic zone.

METHODOLOGY (5% of total score): Describe how the proposed solution will be developed to meet the objectives of the Pop up City Contest Round 1. (Maximum 1000 characters).

Proposals will be scored on the following criterion:

1.      The proposed methodology is clear and logical for the work described.

INTEGRATION (5% of total score): Describe how the proposed solution could be integrated with solutions from other technical domains sought for the Pop up City Contest Round 1 (e.g. describe how the proposed fuel reduction solution could be integrated with any other water and waste management technologies). (Maximum 1000 characters).

Proposals will be scored on the following criterion:

1.      Provision for integration of the proposed solution with other technologies has been clearly and described.

SCALABILITY (10% of total score): Describe how the proposed solution will be adapted to supply the varying needs of between 150 and 1500 personnel in a given RTC in temperate climate location. (Maximum 1500 characters).

Proposals will be scored on the following criteria:

1.      The solution can be readily scaled for various camp population sizes.

2.      Issues of optimal efficiency over the potential camp size range have been considered and are clearly described.

MAINTENANCE (10% of total score): Describe the expected level of maintenance required for the proposed solution, including availability of replacement parts, and the anticipated level of specialized training required for operators of the technology. (Maximum 1500 characters).

Proposals will be scored on the following criteria:

1.      Description of the expected level of maintenance required is realistic and feasible.

2.      Sourcing and availability of replacement parts has been considered.

3.      Anticipated level of specialized training required for operators of the technology is reasonable.

INNOVATION (15% of total score): If the proposed solution is an innovation, highlight the novel features of the solution relative to existing technologies. (Maximum 1500 characters).

Proposals will be scored on the following criteria:

1.      The proposed technology, process or application is innovative or novel.

2.      The proposed technology is distinct from similar projects already being undertaken in Canada and elsewhere.

3.      The proposed technology or application has the potential to achieve transformational change for the deployment of RTCs.

IMPACTS (25% of total score): Detail all anticipated environmental impacts (positive or negative) of the proposed solution in an RTC temperate climate zone. Describe any particular features of your solution that would have a positive impact on personnel and/or the operation of the RTC. (Maximum 3000 characters).

At a minimum, the proposal is expected to describe how:

1.      RTC gas emissions and effluent to be released into the environment meet or surpass minimum Canadian standards referred to in Section 1.4 of the Contest Program Guide.

2.      Proposed solutions adequately consider the protection of human health and the environment.

Proposals will be scored on the following criteria:

1.      Environmental impacts (positive or negative, direct or indirect) are well documented in the proposal.

2.      The proposed solution would bring an overall positive impact on the environmental footprint of RTCs deployed in Canada and globally.

3.      Negative environmental impacts or liabilities are mitigated by the solution.

4.      Downstream impacts on RTC personnel and operations (positive or negative) are documented and quantified in the proposal.

5.      The solution will have a positive impact on camp operations and/or personnel (e.g. increased personnel comfort, increased sustainability, reduced harmful emissions etc.).

6.      The solution will reduce the costs of CAF operations in temperate climates.

7.      The solution will support the Greening Defence initiative in Canada’s Defence Policy: Strong, Secure, Engaged.

8.      The solution will support green jobs and clean growth for Canada.

APPLICANT CREDENTIALS (5% of total score): Detail your expertise and track-record within the chosen technical domain in section 2.2 which would increase the likelihood of the successful completion of this project. (Maximum 1000 characters)

Proposals will be scored on the following criterion:

1.      The applicant(s) have track-records which are appropriate for the work described.

* “Solution” means the completed technology, process, etc., proposed to address the Pop up City Contest.

Evaluation Criteria

Contestants are expected to clearly describe how their proposal satisfies the evaluation criteria. Proposals will be scored using a 6-point scale corresponding to one of the following benchmark evaluations:

  • Insufficient:    0 points
  • Poor:                1 points
  • Acceptable:     2 points
  • Good:              3 points
  • Outstanding:   4 points
  • Exceptional:    5 points

To be considered for selection, proposals must clearly describe how the solution satisfies the evaluation criteria set out above, and an average score of 2 points or higher must be obtained for the point-rated criteria. Average scores for point-rated statements for each section will be weighted as indicated above, (e.g. The average of the point-rated statements in the PROJECT DESCRIPTION section represent 25% of the total score), to allow calculation of a total percentage score for the application. 

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