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Ethiopian Herald Nov7,2020

Request for Expression of Interest (Consulting Services – Firm Selection)

Consulting Service to Develop a Strategie Framework for the Establishment of TVET Research Institute

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 that Develop a Strategic Framework for the

Establishment of TVET Research Institute

Reference No.: ET-MOSHE-ET-198478-CSOCBS

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 NCTP 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 intends to apply part of the proceeds for selection of a consulting firm that develop a Strategic Framework for the Establishment of TVET Research Institute.

The consulting services (“the Services”) expected to provide the services in development of a strategic framework for establishment of TVET Research Institute with the capacity and structural arrangement appropriate to deliver its responsibilities as a central autonomous institution with regard to TVET research, management information system and provision of supportive and coordination services to research capacities within structures of the sector. 

Obiectives of the consultancy

The general objective of this consultancy assignment is to develop a strategic framework for establishment of the TVET Research Institute. Specifically, the consultancy service is required to meet the following objectives:

  • to come up with alternative institutional models that can be implemented and serve the purpose in the context of Ethiopia,
  • to clearly define the role of the institute in terms of main areas of activities in the TVET system,
  • to develop vision, mission and values and identify main stakeholders of the institute,
  • to identify major and subsidiary functions/processes of the institute with indications on input, throughput and output for each function,
  • to come up with an appropriate structure and capacity to discharge its responsibilities considering proper empowerment and delegation on making decisions,
  • to recommend legal framework for the establishment of the institute as an autonomous federal institution, but still under an apex body and keeping connected with other research centres/units within and out of the TVET sector,
  • to develop promotion, communication, engagement and partnership strategy for the institute with regard win-win collaborations with its clients, stakeholders and partners,
  • to recommend a mechanism and criteria for identification of issues and needs and commissioning of research works under the auspice of the institute,
  • to set minimum quality standards for research outputs in terms of template, methodology, content, etc.,
  • to develop monitoring and evaluation tools for the research works under the institute and through other research capacities in the sector,
  • to recommend funding alternatives and modalities for research works,
  • for come up with innovative ideas on infrastructural needs of the institute, having in mind advantages from deployment of modern ICT,
  • to work out an action plan for the establishment of the institute.

The scope of services:-

The consultancy service is limited to produce a strategic framework for the establishment of the TVET Research Institute, a national professional institute

responsible for research as well as collecting, analyzing organizing and communicating statistics on Ethiopian TVET sector. To this effect the consulting firm is expected to undertake the following main tasks:

  • Research, develop and propose roles (East African, National Federal and Regional) and core business areas of the Research Institute and options for the formation and governance model of the institute, Develop the legal framework for the establishment of the institute as per the chosen model,
  • Develop strategy including the implementation framework for the institute
  • Suggest the required infrastructure (hardware, software, human resource, etc.) and resources required for the smooth and sustainable operation of the institute In the course of attaining these tasks, the consultant shall consult the key stakeholders during the development and benchmarks and best practices.

Duration: The consultancy service should not take more than five calendar months to complete the assignment 

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 in the Education Sector
  • 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 relevant experience and expertise in the TVET sector supporting policy development/reform, implementing institutions es tablishment/restructuring as well as TVET quality and relevance enhancement
  • Technical and Managerial capabilities and overall organizational overview of the firm, The consulting firm must have valid and renewed licenses and reg. istration 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 8:30 AM 12:30AM 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 November 18, 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

Ministry of Science and Higher Education