As we move to encouraging use of community fund to help grow the ecosystem, I think it is imperative for us to treat any new proposal as a bid. This is similar to what is done in government bids for construction jobs. If someone submits a proposal, and the community vote determines that it is necessary, then there should be a 2 week period where other teams can submit bids for the same proposal so that the community can choose the best one. This will ensure a few of things
- That there is competition to get the best team
- That there is competition to get the best price
- Keep people honest with their proposals/request and ensure that they always give us the best deal
- Will help prevent nepotism and cronyism
If after the two week period there are no additional submissions for the bid, then it goes to the author of the original proposal.
I believe the this will be the best way to promote good value and growth in our ecosystem, while maintaining integrity and community interests at the highest priority.