Expressions Of Interest For Hiring Of Consultancy Services For
Training Of Saving Groups Members Under Aredp In 5 Provinces Kabul-afghanistan
ReferenceNumber: NSDP-N/C-1/QCBS/2016 GPN No: WB4803-09/13
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR HIRING OF CONSULTANCYSERVICES
FOR TRAINING OF SAVING GROUPS MEMBERS UNDER AREDP IN 5PROVINCES
Under the Project
Non-Formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobs inAfghanistan (NATEJA)
The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled of the Government of the IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan hasreceived financing from the World Bank tosupport implementation of the Non-Formal Approach toTraining, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA) project, and intends to apply part of the proceedsfor consulting services.
Under the existing World Bank-funded Afghanistan RuralEnterprise Development Project-(AREDP), villagesaving groups have been set up covering the five NATEJA Provinces of Nangrahar,Parwan, Bamyan, Herat and Balkh. AREDP has acknowledged that while the beneficiaries participated in the saving groups, a number ofthe members cannot efficiently utilize the resources, which have been mobilized to deliver trainings in order to help improve theirlivelihoods.
The scope of services will coverSub-component 3.1(Encouraging Rural Employment) described in the Component summaries. This will include: (i) identifying, with the assistance ofAREDP data and with support from the NSDP, 1500 village members, a share of them savings group members and share of themnon-savings-group members, and arranging to provide selected occupational and lifeskills to improve their livelihoods, (ii) deliverto the selected groups of trainees, in their localities, a well-focused basket of market-driven, National Occupational SkillStandard (NOSS) Level-1 vocationaltraining courses, and selected supporting life skills, needed for wage and self-employment, and(iii), post training support to enable the trainees to gain employment ? and particularly self-employment for those who areentrepreneurial. Training interventions are expected to be work place-based or center-based, or a mixture of both.
MOLSAMD/NSDP/NATEJA invites eligible consultancy firms toindicate their interest in providing the consultancy services for the above assignment.
Interested consultants may send information indicating thatthey are interested and qualified to perform the services indicated above. The documents/EOI will be assessed based on thefollowing shortlisting criteria.
Thecriteria for shortlisting of consulting firms shall be as follows
The firm should be in a professional business/registered for at least the last 3 years (Proofrequired);The firm should have experience of executing atleast one consultancy service assignment costing USD$220,000 of similar nature (Copy of the Contract is required);The firm shall be financially in a sound position with an annual turnover of equal or above USD$200,000 within any of the last five years, supported by Audit Report/Bank Statement/ Annual tax returns. (At least one supportingdocument is required);Management structure of the firm supported by organogram;List of projects including details of the clients served within the last three years, along withfull details of at least one valid reference from a client including copies of one completed contract;All nterested firms are required to submit their full company's profile as part of their Expressionof Interest applications.
*** Expression of Interested Applicationsubmitted without the required Documentations shall berejected. ***
Theduration of assignment will be 12 months.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality& Cost Based Selection(QCBS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: "Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers (January,2011edition Revised July 2014)" The Guidelines are available at http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/07/24361451/guidelines-selection-employment-consultants-under-ibrd-loans-ida-credits-grants-world-bank-borrowers.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at theaddress below from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday through Wednesday. Request for detailed TOR can be made by contacting Mr. Hashimi viaE-mail: Saeed.Hashimi@nsdp.gov.af and firstname.lastname@example.org,copy to: email@example.com and for any technical clarification send an email t: firstname.lastname@example.org copy email@example.com.
Expressions of Interest are to be submitted to the followingaddress by 9th, July 2016 and well before close of business hours (1600 Hours), Kabul Time.
Please note: that applications received afterthe closing dateand or failure to submit full company's profile along with the required documentations will not be given consideration. Only thoseConsultants whose applications correspond to the above criteria and requirements will be considered forshortlisting.
Eng. Saeed Aoalya HASHIMI
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs andDisabled
National Skills Development program-NSDP
Opposite of First Makroyan Market-KabulAfghanistan
Cell #+(93) 786337690 or Cell: 0093(0) 780687130
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org copy to Saeed.Hashimi@nsdp.gov.af copy to email@example.com copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org;