What is the process of participating in the scheme?
Details pertaining to the process may be found in Para 25 of the Standard Operating Procedure which you may find in the “Resources” section of the website. Summarily, the process involves issuance of Expression of Interest [EoIs], shortlisting of agencies based on their EOIs, seeking a Detailed Project Report, followed by selection of DA’s after which a project is awarded.
How do you decide the requirements/projects to be uploaded on the scheme?
Detailed procedure about the same may be found in the Standard Operating Procedure Document [Para 16 onwards] as provided in the “Resources” section of the website.
I have my own innovation which might be useful for the Armed Forces. Can I apply for the scheme?
We classify such innovations as “suo moto proposals”. We are accepting proposals against the requirements forwarded by MoD as per SOP.
We encourage you to kindly visit our portal [http://tdf.drdo.gov.in] and acquaint yourself with the scheme and upcoming projects.
Who can participate in the Feasibility Analysis?
Individual Experts, Educational Institutions, SMEs and Large Enterprises can participate in the Feasibility Analysis.
What are the guidelines to be followed for forming a consortium or Association of Persons [AoP] for participating in this scheme?
You can find detailed guidelines about the same in the “Appendix – A” document as provided in the “Resources” section in the website.
How many projects can I apply to?
You can apply for multiple projects, however you must provide all the details of the list of projects that you have been awarded/applied for already under the TDF Scheme.
I got rejected in a previous cycle of TDF scheme. Can I re-apply in the next cycle?
Yes. You can apply.
What is the criteria for evaluation of EOIs?
Illustrative criteria for evaluation may be found in “Appendix – E” document as provided in the “Resources” section of the website.
What are the documents which need to be submitted along with the DPR?
You will be required to submit a Project Definition Document [PDD] as per “Appendix – C” as well as your financial documents as per Annexure -II of Appendix-D of the SOP. Details are provided in the “Resources” section in the website.
Where can I find the format of the DPR to be submitted?
Format of the DPR may be found in “Appendix – F” as provided in the “Resources” section in the website.
What are the general terms and conditions I need to follow for participating in the scheme?
You may find general terms and conditions as a pop – up while applying for a project in the website. You may find a downloadable version of the same in the “Resources” section in the website.
How can I submit the Expression of Interest?
We have inculcated a paperless system for accepting EOIs to our projects. You may find a step-by-step guide in the “Resources” section in the website.
I am a new start-up and don’t have sufficient infrastructure or experience, but I want to participate in the TDF scheme?
TDF scheme will also projects requirements targeting nascent Start-up from time to time. Such projects will be of cost less than Rs. 1 Cr and will be opened only to nascent Start-ups. In case, no nascent Start-up qualifies then other Start-ups will be considered.