Request for Proposals: Producing an Internet Freedom Landscaping Report

Proposals due by February 10, 2016 at 5:00pm
Fri, 2016-01-15 20:30

The Open Technology Fund is soliciting proposals from professional organizations and agencies to produce a landscaping report on Internet freedom and anti-censorship within the context of international broadcasting.

View the full request here.

Please note: Do not email your response directly to anyone at OTF or your bid may be disqualified. Instructions on how to submit your bid follow below.

As many international, publicly funded broadcasting agencies, such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) or the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), produce news and media content that is blocked or censored by repressive governments, the question of how to reach audiences living in closed environments has become increasingly relevant. Information controls and advanced censorship methods pose constant challenges for media organizations whose content is deemed undesirable by state censors.

These various media agencies are actively working to overcome these challenges and find alternative solutions to make their content accessible in restricted media environments. Within this context, this landscaping report will examine and highlight the work that is currently being done by a number of international broadcasting agencies to fight censorship and advance freedom of expression among their global audiences.

As a result of this report, OTF aims to demonstrate the important role that these anti-censorship efforts play in increasing access to information for citizens living in closed media environments and thus contributing to the Internet freedom and human rights ecosystem.

Submitting your proposal

Please note, you will have to register on the eBid eXchange Marketplace site in order to submit your bid. Do not email your response directly to anyone at OTF or your bid may be disqualified.

You may view the full RFP without first registering at Ebid eXchange by clicking here.

To register, go to, then:1. Under ‘For Bidders,’ click ‘Register Now’ a. Make sure to select ‘43000000 – Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications’ at the point you are registering the categories you will bid on by checking the box in front of it. 2. Finish the registration process. 3. When completed select “Solicitations” from the top menu tabs. 4. You should now be able to see OTF’s sealed bid titled “Solicitation Title: RFA/OTF Internet Freedom Landscaping Report” (Number: RFA03)

You will find a short description for the RFP posted there but to get the full details on proposal requirements and the selection process, click on the document or view the text here.

If you are interested in bidding please be sure to submit your proposals by February 10, 2016 @ 5:00pm. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Denna Millet at [email protected].