How to submit an Innovation Proposal

To submit a proposal you must:

  • first register a new User Account; and then
  • sign in to your User Account.

Step 1: Once you are signed into your User Account, you will need to select the Call for Submissions tile which will open up the list of Solicitation Notices. Alternatively, you can access the list of Solicitation Notices from your Hub Dashboard by clicking on the “Call for Submissions” button. Select the Solicitation Notice you want to submit against which will open up the page which provides more detail about the particular Notice. Once you have read the content, to commence your submission click on the “Create New Proposal” button located at the top of the page. This will take you to the first page of the form. The Solicitation Number field will be pre-filled. 

Step 2: The first page of the form contains two sections (Instructions and Terms) which you should carefully read. The Terms on the page are specific to the Solicitation Notice you have selected. To begin, you will need to select the tick box which says "I have read and agree to the relevant Terms*".

Step 3: You will need to complete the questions in all Sections of the submission form. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk *.

Note: You can save your partially completed form, and move to the next section, at any stage by clicking on the “Next” button at the bottom of the screen. 

To go back a page you click on the “Previous” button. 

To return to your Hub Dashboard, you click on the word “Dashboard” in the link at the top of screen.

Step 4: The final page presents all of the questions you have answered. You can perform a final edit of your answers on this screen.

To submit your proposal, you will need to select the tick box which says “I have read and understood this section” and then click on the “Submit” button. 

Note: If the Terms of the Notice have changed between when you first commenced your proposal and when you finally submit your proposal you will be required to again select the tick box which says, “I have read and agree to the relevant Terms. 

The system will check that all mandatory fields have been completed before the form is submitted. If there are any missing fields, you will receive an error message at the top of the screen. You can click on the links in the error message to go to the question and enter your response.

Step 5: Once your form is submitted, you will be taken to your Hub Dashboard where the proposal will display the status of “Initial Proposal Assessment”. To print a copy of the submitted proposal, you can click on the link to display the record, and then use either the Print icon at the bottom of the screen, or your browser’s Print function. Change the printer setting in the preview to PDF and save the file.