Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute

Ethiopian Herald Oct13,2020

Ministry of Science and Higher education

Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute

East Africa skills for transformation and

Regional integration project (EASTRIP)

Credit No. 6335-Et and Grant No. D395-ET

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

ETHIOPIA

  • East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: Credit No. 6335-ET and Grant No. D395-ET
  • Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for TVET Tracer Study, TVET Skill Gap Surveying, and Industry Skill Demand Assessments. Reference No. FTVET/ QCBS/17/2012

The initiative of the Ethiopian Government has secured financial support from the World Bank under the EASTRIP to strengthen selected TVET colleges to become the Regional flagship TVET institute (RFTI) for high-quality skills training and development in selected priority sectors. One of the selected beneficiaries is the Federal TVET Institute to establish two Centers of Excellence for Precision Tool & Die Making and Leather and Leather Products”, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for Consulting Services. Accordingly, Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute on behalf of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has planned to engage a consultant to provide services for: 1) Conducting graduate Tracer Study on Manufacturing and Leather and Leather Products 2) Skill Gap Surveying for TVET Mapping and Training Need Assessment (TNA) 3) Skill Demand Assessments from Industries.

The Consulting Services include:

  1. Conducting graduates Tracer Study in manufacturing (precision tool and die making) leather and leather products that will allow capturing the effectiveness of developing market-relevant and competency-based training programs.
  2. Identifying the gaps in the existing TVET system and finding out the key areas, where improvement/changes are needed in order to produce competent human resources for economic and social development.
  3. Conducting skill gap and training need of the industry technicians and technologists to prepare demand driven training program and curriculum which respond to the labor market demand.

The consulting firm is required to conduct assessment and study on the following major component and related issues:

COMPONENT ONE: GRADUATE TRACER STUDY ON MANUFACTURING AND LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY,

The consulting firm will be required to:

  • assess the application & challenges of acquired skills of graduates related to manufacturing, precision tool and die making, leather and leather products technology sectors.
  • assess the capacity of graduates to influence institutions from manufacturing and leather technology sectors in general and to precision tool and die making & leather products in particular as a path to support innovation, productivity improvement, competitiveness, increased exportability of goods, and sustained economic growth for Ethiopia.
  • evaluate the outcome of the training institute in terms of quality, relevance and equity, so that the institute would improve the training delivery system as a result of the finding (feedback).
  • assess employability of TVET Graduates in manufacturing & leather technology in the labor market.
  • analyze the vertical and horizontal matching/mismatch of skills in the labor market.
  • provide information for prospect TVET students, parent institutions & other beneficiaries to be used for next decisions.
  • Comprehensive feedback on the existing institute’s training & education input, process, output and outcome

COMPONENT TWO: SKILL GAP SURVEYING FOR TVET MAPPING AND TRAINING NEED ASSESSMENT (TNA):

The consulting firm will be required to:

  • Identify the skill gap exhibited at all levels of TVET trainers (A, B & C) and the causes therein.
  • Figure out the gravity (depth & breadth) of the skill gap based on each occupation.
  • Come up with a viable and adaptable strategic way out (skill mapping).
  • Work out how further training can be institutionalized within this context.
  • Come up with how to keep abreast of TVET trainers with new skill, knowledge, technology, and attitude as part of the lifelong training approach and certify with specific occupations
  • prepare a gap analysis report with clear recommendations about the current skill gap and future outcome-based training.
  • Come up with ideas providing modular and tailor-made skill training for new market demand.
  • Propose how TVET trainers are able to adapt, innovate and invent appropriate technologies
  • Address the impact of TVET skilling in connection to industrial competitiveness.

COMPONENT THREE: SKILL DEMAND ASSESSMENTS FROM INDUSTRIES.

The consulting firm will be required to:

  • Conduct an assessment and identify the existing and future priority area (occupation) of the industry.
  • Identify the existing gaps between demand and supply in terms of occupation
  • Conduct an assessment and identify the existing skill & knowledge gap of industry technician and technologists
  • Conduct an assessment and organize, analyse the collected data and produce short term & long term TVET training roadmap for industry technician & technologist.
  • Identify what type of jobs are available in the market that can be filled by the TVET graduates, with a special focus on highly demanded skills
  • Provide an authoritative overview of current labor market trends
  • Find out the relevance of training courses offered in FTVETI to market needs
  • Identification of other economically significant sectors where skills deficiencies might constrain future employment and economic growth
  • Update and include the latest technologies and developments in the Market.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include all services and deliverables such as Inception report, Work Plan, Survey data analysis, Strategy of Communication, Report on findings and recommendations.

The contract duration in total is 6 months and the assignment is expected to commence in December 2020.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below:

  • Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute of Property and

Procurement Administration Directorate: – Contact Person: Mr. Demisew Beyene

Mobile Phone: +251911015748;  e-mail: demisb12@gmail.com;

Website: – www.ftveti.edu.et

 Addis Ababa, Sub-City Yeka, (Near Lambert North Bus Station)

 

Contact Person: Mr. Haftom Gebregziabher (Deputy Director General for Academics) – Mobile Phone: +251911566555; e-mail: habtilo@gmail.com

+25116 4644 55 Fax/ፋክስ +251116465675/78

ፖስታ 190310 E-mail tvetinstitute@yahoo.com

Mr Sahleselassie Teka project coordinator

• E-mail sahleteka@yahoo.com Mobile Number +251914723168

The Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: core business and years in business, relevant experience of the firm in similar assignment, technical and managerial capability of the firm.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interests of the Borrower.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM and 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by E-mail) within Ten (10) working days of floating this bid. Time until 5:30 Pm. of the last day,

Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute of Property and Procurement Administration Directorate: – Contact Person: Mr. Demisew Beyene

 

Mobile Phone: +251911015748;

e-mail: demisb12@gmail.com;

Website: – www.ftveti.edu.et

Addis Ababa, Sub-City Yeka, (Near Lambert North Bus Station)

Contact Person: Mr Haftom Gebregziabher (Deputy Director General for Academics) – Mobile Phone: +251911566555; e-mail: habtilo@gmail.com

+251116 4644 55, Fax/ፋክስ+251116465675/78

ፖስታ 190310 E-mail tvetinstitute@yahoo.com

Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute

Addis Ababa

Ethiopia