Request for Information

In less than two years since its inception, the Global Cyber Alliance has seen early success with two programs – one fully launched, the DMARC Setup Guide and campaign, and the other, a global anycast DNS security service in a successful early adopter stage. More plans are in development, but additional funds are needed to continue support of our mission to reduce systemic cyber risk. As such, GCA is publishing a Request for Information about contract fund development services. Responses to the RFI (below) are due by 5 p.m. PT on August 1, 2017.


The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is a global, cross-sector nonprofit that implements solutions to systemic cyber risks and measures the effectiveness of those solutions.  GCA is seeking information on how an interested contractor could assist in identifying and securing funds from foundations, corporations and other sources to sustain GCA.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes. It does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. This Request for Information does not commit GCA to contract for any service whatsoever. GCA will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested party’s expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued.

 

Background

GCA was formed in 2015 by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the City of London Police, and the Center for Internet Security to improve the safety of the online world. GCA is incorporated in the US, UK and Belgium. There are currently over 160 partner entities from 20 countries and 17 sectors. GCA seeks to raise funds to sustain this effort for years to come in the United States, the European Union, and around the world.

GCA seeks to raise funds consistent with its global mission. Foundations and corporate sponsors are likely candidates for this fundraising effort. Funds raised via this effort will expand GCA’s ability to target global cyber risks and develop or leverage existing solutions.

Deliverables

Interested parties shall demonstrate experience in raising significant funds (more than $10,000,000 is preferable) from foundation and corporate entities in both the US and the EU (the Asia-Pacific region is preferable). Experience in raising funds related to cyber security is preferable. Interested parties shall produce information regarding fundraising campaigns and sustainable fundraising initiatives.

Responses

Interested parties are requested to respond to the RFI with a submission that addresses opportunities in (1) cause marketing, (2) capacity building (delivering of tools, services and training), and (3) programmatic and operational funding, that addresses various funding organizations such as foundations, corporations, and governments in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, and includes an estimated budget or cost structure for such services.

Responses shall be due August 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. PT.

GCA may choose to hold an informational gathering session upon the receipt of timely submissions. The conduction of the informational gathering session is solely at the discretion of GCA.

Responses can be sent to GCA’s Global Communications Officer, Aimée Larsen Kirkpatrick at ALKirkpatrick@globalcyberalliance.org.  Aimée is available to answer questions via email or conference call.