Organizations have different ways to assess project proposals. However it is important for the project design procedures to have taken into account all critical factors that determine project feasibility and eventual success. The Navatec cycle contains the administrative utilities for making online calls for proposals as well as assessment utilities for applications sent in as concept notes. Applicants can complete their concept note applications on line and submit these.

The administration of the concept note assessment is supported by an online utlity to allow registered assessors to view concept notes online and to complete floating grids  and assessment forms for each application. All records are maintained in a Plasma DataBase and the assessment administrator can generate assessment reports for the competent decision-makers who will decide on the allocation of funding.

The Navatec system project design utilities ensure that all critical factors are taken into account and the details of gaps and needs and anlysis and the full range of constraints facing projects are formatted into a narrative report making up part of the project proposal. A project plan provides an activity schedule, Gantt Chart, human resources deployment and a fully detailed account of the quantitative and qualtative specifications of project output and inputs.

Common causes of project under-performance relate to inadequate design optimisation for feasible productivity, costs and timeliness or likely risks. There is also a tendency to end up with a single project option without embedding the means to respond, in real time, to changes that affect implementation performance. Navatec due diligence procedures check on evidence-bases and benchmarks to improve information quality and relevance and optimization utilities further refine designs.

Most project cycle management systems deploy a given project plan but at the project aseessment stage it is important for the assessors to have evidence of why a particular project design has been selected as the desired option. Most project management system documentation, including plans and Log Frames, do not possess much detailed information on why the specific technologies, techniques associated with project tasks are the most appropriate. The Navatec design optimisation utilities provide a vitally important added dimension by answering this important question with documentation that describes the different project actvity options reviewed as well as the justification as to why the preferred plan has been selected in terms of the existing trade-offs between quantity and quality of outputs, input costs, unit costs, margins, timing and risk analysis.

As a result, donors and decision-makers with the power to authorise the assignment of financial resources have a fully comprehensive and detailed basis upon which to take the decision on whether or not to support a project.

Navatec assists project designers using a logical due diligence design method as a sequence of information procedures. This ensures that all relevant factors are taken into account and a rigorous standard of quality control. Navatec provides baseline project design utilities to optimise proposed value chains in terms of timeliness, quality and quantities of throughput and the minimization of costs and risk. Navatec helps identify the most feasible project option in relation to all identified constraints.