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Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Ethiopian Herald Nov17,2020

Request for Expression of Interest

(Consulting Services – Firm Selection)

  • Consulting Service to Develop Sustainable TVET Financing Strategy
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Project: East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP)
  • Project ID: P163399
  • Credit No.6335-ET
  • Assignment Title: Selection of a Consulting Firm to Develop Sustainable TVET Financing Strategy

Reference No.: ET-MOSHE-ET-198487-CS-QCBS

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP). The development objective of EASTRIP project is to improve the quality and relevance of skills produced to support regional economic corridors and to deepen regional harmonization of TVET standards and qualifications in selected sectors. The proposed project will have the following three major components: Strengthening Selected Regional Skills Centers of Excellence for High-Quality Skills Development in NCIP related sectors; Capacity Building for National TVET Systems and enhancing regional collaborative capacity on TVET and Project Coordination.

In accordance to the financing agreement, the project has intended to apply part of the proceeds for selection of a consulting firm that Develops a Sustainable TVET Financing Strategy.

The consulting services (“the Services”) expected to provide the services in developing sustainable TVET financing strategy, including legal, institutional, organizational frameworks and operational guidelines

Objectives of the consultancy

The main objective of this contractual assignment from MOSHE/NPCU is to search out service from a highly qualified and experienced Consulting Firm to develop sustainable TVET financing strategy, including legal, institutional, organizational frameworks and operational guidelines

Specifically, the consultancy service is required to fulfill the following objectives:

  • To make a review of Ethiopian TVET system documents including the TVET strategy of 2008, the TVET Financing Framework, plans and policies in place
  • To undertake initial study to identify past and current financing strategies in place; taking into  consideration successful implementation practices of other countries
  • Identify the different financing strategies that can be approached by the Ethiopian TVET sector
  • To devise and advise the best mixture of financing instruments to be implemented in the Ethiopian TVET sector
  • Develop strategy and implementing frameworks that help and improve resources base for funding non formal and formal TVET
  • To orient the relevant Government agencies and EASTRIP seven RFTIs to develop capacity to understand and manage the TVET Financing Strategy and the implementation guideline being proposed thereon

The scope of services:

The service requires starting with the review of the system and more specifically the methodology being applied. Working closely with National Project Coordination Unit, in discharging its responsibilities, the consulting firm will be tasked, but not be limited to:

  • Development of a strategy including legal and institutional management for performance-based grant
  • Development of strategy including legal and institutional frameworks and operational guidelines for implementing skill levy or similar funding mechanisms to support private sector-led formal and non-formal TVET provisions
  • Development of strategy including legal and institutional frameworks and operational guideline’s for optimizing the student cost-sharing scheme
  • Development of strategy including legal and institutional frameworks and operational  guideline’s for implementing internal revenue schemes to improve the TVET income-generating activities
  • Development of a strategy for public mobilizations for the effective participations of communities in TVET resource mobilizations
  • Development of a strategy for public-private partnership (PPP) for developing the TVET sector
  • Development of a strategy for the implementations of the financing mechanisms applicable to the private TVET institutions
  • Provide technical support to capacitate government agencies and relevant stakeholders managing the implementation of the TVET financing strategy

The consulting firm will need to take into consideration both the Private and Public TVET colleges when conducting this assignment

Duration: The consultancy service should be completed within seven calendar months.

Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MOSHE), East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) now invites eligible Consulting Firms engaged in similar assignments to indicate their interest in providing the consultancy service. Interested Consulting firms must provide information on:

  • Their core business and years of experience in the business,
  • The consulting firm should have a minimum of five years of proven experience in the Education Sector and have relevant experience and expertise in the TVET sector supporting policy development/ reform, as well as TVET quality and relevance enhancement
  • Qualifications of the firm, General qualification and number of key staffs’ qualification in the field of the assignment.
  • Availability of appropriate skills among staff for this assignment (required to attach client references if any) indicating that they are qualified to perform the services)
  • Experience in similar type of services. The consulting firm should have proven knowledge and experience in TVET sector with particular exposure in supporting Governments in implementing  national strategies and knowledge of research methods.
  • Technical and Managerial capabilities and overall organizational overview of the firm, The consulting firm must have valid and renewed licenses and registration certificates to perform the  services stated herein

The consulting firm may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

The consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers dated July 2016, Revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulation”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest,

Interested Consulting Firms may obtain further information at the address below from 8:30AM12:30AM and 1:30-5:00 PM local time from Monday to Friday before the deadline date and time.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in person or through email to the address below on or before December 2, 2020, 2:00 PM.

Address:

Ministry of Science and Higher Education

East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP)

Project Office located at Bole: Opposite to Ethiopian Airlines  Cargo around Brazil Embassy

2nd Floor, Procurement Team Office, Telephone: 0911-446582

E-Mail Address: npcueastrip@gmail.com and zelalemeаstrip@gmail.com

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia