California Code of Regulations
Title 10 - Investment
Chapter 7.71 - Defense Conversion Matching Grant Program
Section 5474 - Alliance/Office Scoring Criteria

Universal Citation: 10 CA Code of Regs 5474

Current through Register 2023 Notice Reg. No. 52, December 29, 2023

All eligible Proposals received by the deadline established in the Solicitation shall be scored by the Office or applicable Alliance using the below listed criteria. More points will be awarded for Proposals which better address the criteria.

(a) Job creation. The Project will result in immediate and measurable job creation for California. More points will be awarded to Proposals which provide credible evidence that the Project will result in the greatest number of jobs. Points awarded: 1 to 5.

(b) Clearly identified product line and market. More points will be awarded to Proposals which most clearly and concretely describe the Product, markets and strategy for attaining the identified market niche. Points awarded: 1 to 5.

(c) Credible Project Plan. More points will be awarded to those Proposals which include a credible plan for development of the Project showing a thorough understanding of and capacity for: production, capitalization, engineering, research and development. Points awarded: 1 to 5.

(d) Management Plan. More points will be awarded to those Proposals with concrete and credible discussion of the management of the Project and how successful management of the Project will result in commercial viability. Points awarded: 1 to 5.

(e) Management capacity. More points will be awarded to Proposals which identify Project personnel who have relevant experience in the area of Technology Commercialization, particularly in the area of Dual Use. Points awarded: 1 to 5.

(f) Relevancy of non-training Project to viable commercial market. More points will be awarded to Proposals which address a viable commercial market in geographic areas affected by Defense Conversion. Points awarded: 1 to 5.

(g) Training component that will upgrade workers' skills. More points will be awarded to Proposals which are concrete and realistic, clearly identifying the type or classification and number of workers and skills which will be upgraded and describe the training program in detail. Points awarded: 1 to 5.

(h) Diversity. The inclusion of Small Businesses as members of the Applicant, members of the board of directors of the Applicant and participants in the Project programs and activities. More points will be awarded to those Proposals including a wide variety and number of these businesses, in a variety of roles. Most points will be awarded to those Proposals including these businesses on the board of directors of the organization administering the Project. Points awarded: 1 to 3.

(i) Networking. Demonstrated links and networking with the California Manufacturing Excellence Program, the California Small Business Development Center Program, the California Supplier Improvement Program, business incubators, local education or business training institutions. More points will be awarded to Proposals which involve more of the above listed categories that add value to the Project. "Add value" is defined exclusively as being contractually involved in or providing direct services to, the Project. More points will also be awarded to Proposals that will network with Persons in both its Region and in other parts of California to increase the effectiveness and commercialization of the Project. Points awarded: 1 to 3.

(j) Cost Effectiveness. The Project is cost effective. More points will be awarded to those Proposals which utilize innovative methods to develop low cost solutions to Project problems or needs. Points awarded: 1 to 3.

(k) Cost Leverage. More points will be awarded to those Proposals which have more than the minimum cash Match contribution. The maximum points will be given for Match contributed in cash by Person(s) other than the Applicant. Points awarded: 1 to 5.

1. New section filed 3-7-94 as an emergency; operative 3-7-94 (Register 94, No. 10). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-6-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. Repealed by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(g) (Register 95, No. 7).
3. New section filed 4-10-95; operative 4-10-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 15).
4. Amendment of subsection (h) filed 9-26-95; operative 10-26-95 (Register 95, No. 39).

Note: Authority cited: Section 8456, Government Code. Reference: Sections 8445, 8450 and 15379.3, Government Code.

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