Intake, a Center for Dietary Assessment established in 2017 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has announced a Request for Concept Notes for the development and validation of novel metrics of diet quality for non-pregnant, non-lactating women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries.

The full Request for Concept Notes is available on the procurement page for Intake.

Concept Notes must be submitted no later than June 15, 2018, 5 p.m. EST. Questions and clarifications may be submitted until May 28 and are answered on the same site.

Contracts will be awarded to successful applicants during a two-step process that begins with the submission of a Concept Note. Concept Notes submitted will be reviewed and scored according to the stated evaluation criteria to determine which Concept Notes will proceed to the Proposal phase. Not all Concept Note and Proposal submissions will receive funding.

People who are considering developing a concept note should also consider  material related to a technical meeting convened by Intake, February 21-22, 2018 in Washington DC, to advance the development metrics of diet quality for women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries.