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2020: KIND operated both Smart City Planning and solution projects.
2021: KIND operates Smart City Planning Program and KAIA operates Solution Projects separately.

Approximately 6:1 (For reference, Competition rate of Solution Projects was about 8:1)

Foreign national and local governments with prior consultation completed

There are no restrictions, but we recommend setting priorities for each country.

The budget will be provided directly to the Korean contractor(the Consultancy of the planning), not the applicant.

This is not an ODA program and only supports planning and invitational training, not the execution of project.

The criteria for selecting contractors and scope of tasks will be prepared with the government department that has applied, and will be open bidding within the Republic of Korea in accordance with these standards.

Consultation among the national and local governments, provision of relative project information, good communications for business cooperation, and etc. For more detail, please refer to the application form.

Executing the basic on-site survey may be restricted so that cooperation with local government would be necessary for such local surveys.

For planning project, please submit the English version.

<b>There is no limit on the number of applications by country, but the evaluation process will be conducted in consideration of equity in case of excessive application.</b>

The planning project for foreign central and local governments. Therefore, agencies other than central or local governments are not able to apply. If you have information about the smart city project of the foreign government, please encourage the relevant government departments and local governments to apply for this project.

For planning project, we are currently in the process of preparing for the criteria of evaluation. Since we will be closely in touch with the applicant, we will announce the progress in the future.

There are no restrictions on private and public participation in the project when selecting a service provider for the planning project. You can participate as a consortium.

If it is internally delegated or agreed upon, you can apply under the name of the deputy mayor.

After the country is selected for the planning project, a domestic institution (a consulting agency in Korea) will be selected as a contractor through a separate selection evaluation.

Contractors will be selected basically through the open competitive bid process. We are working on preparing the evaluation criteria and scope of work for contractors to be selected, which will be notified later.

The project expenses will be distributed directly to the project consultant, and the budget allocated for international organization will be given through the consultant.

In the case of the planning project, the applicant country is not bound to pay the direct cost, but we highly recommend it if bearing related cost is possible. However, even if there is no cost to bear, we request for active cooperation when the project is carried out.

The project cost will be carried out in due process after KAIA selects the primary developer, and the settlement will be carried out in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of Korea.

We do have a plan for the project next year as well. However, the details may be changed according to the government policy, budget, scope of support, etc.

Please refer to ‘Smart City Technology & Service Solution Catalogue’ on the link blow.
☞ Catalogue(Kor)
☞ Catalogue(Eng)

Please submit the application for demonstration project in Korean version.

For the demonstration project, only on-site or postal submission is accepted.

For demonstration project, domestic corporation or domestic organization is possible to apply. However, establishing a consortium with relevant foreign organization is required.

Qualification requirements of domestic applicants and companies are: those who do not fall under Article 27 of the Contracts to which the State is a party (restriction of non-party companies' bid eligibility), those who are eligible to participate in the bidding under Article 12 and 14 of the Enforcement Rules of the same Act, and those who has completed the registration of competitive bidding qualification of the Public Procurement Service by the day before the bidding date pursuant to the Regulations for Eligibility for Bidding of the National Electronic Procurement System.

In the case of demonstration projects, additional consortiums with foreign local institutions are needed.

An international partner organization shall be an public institutions(e.g., government, public organization, university, etc.), and requires to submit the Letter of Intent or the Memorandum of Understanding.

Submission is not mandatory. However, specifying the relevant contents in the application or submitting the report itself will be helpful to understand the project for the evaluation process.

<strong>The amount of contract supporting each project is subject to change according to the selection results. There will be additional points to be given in the case of corporate matching funds from Korean companies or international financing from the candidate country. Please refer to the Chapter Ⅲ. Evaluation Process and Selection Criteria described in the public notice. </strong>

The solution demonstration project will be conducted for field investigation, technical use and demonstration of smart city solutions in overseas cities, and the cost of demonstration such as technology dissemination and proliferation, and test site selection will be supported to domestic companies and institutions. In other words, the cost is not directly provided to the (foreign) city's institutions.

It is distributed directly to the domestic supervising agency that applied for the business.

The project cost will be carried out in due process after KAIA selects the primary developer, and the settlement will be carried out in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of Korea.

The goal is to produce results after completing the demonstration within the project period, but according to the scope of the demonstration, the pilot project can be carried out in this project and proposed separately for the project in the future.

There is no limit to the solution area, but you can freely present the solution. However, it should be a solution that grafts smart city technology, platform, system, etc. to solve problems in the city alone or in package form.

When the solution project is carried out without setting a certain region at the national level, the purpose of smart city solutions cannot be fulfilled properly. Therefore, if possible, please provide the appropriate area for the solution to be applied.

We do have a plan for the project next year as well. However, the details may be changed according to the government policy, budget, scope of support, etc.

Please refer to ‘Smart City Technology & Service Solution Catalogue’ on the link blow.
☞ Catalogue(Kor)
☞ Catalogue(Eng)