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Market Assessment: Concept Development for Technical Training Center for Women

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC) has floated a tender for Market Assessment: Concept Development for Technical Training Center for Women.The project location is USA and the tender is closing on 17 Jun 2019. The tender notice number is 1263180, while the TOT Ref Number is 33647143. Bidders can have further information about the tender and can request the complete tender document by registering on the site.

Procurement Summary

Country : USA

Summary : Market Assessment: Concept Development for Technical Training Center for Women

Deadline : 17 Jun 2019

Purchaser's Detail

2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20433 Tel: (202) 473-1000

Other Information

TOT Ref No. : 33647143

Document Ref. No. : 1263180

Competition : ICB

Financier : International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Tender Details

Expression of Interest are invited for Market Assessment: Concept Development for PNG Technical Training Center for Women. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. Working with private enterprises in about 100 countries, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. Papua New Guineas technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system is not yet able to adequately meet the needs of industry and employers. Over 50,000 young people enter the labour market each year, while only a few thousand formal jobs are created, and there are five times the number of Grade 12 graduates than university places. Women remain significantly under-represented in the labour force and in technical training courses. Despite growth in post-secondary education enrolment in the last five years, no significant increase has occurred for women - indicating that much more can be done. Retention rates of women enrollees are lower than those of men, suggesting women face further impediments after they enroll. Objectives To address both the skills gap and the gender gap, IFC, in partnership with construction company Rhodes PNG, is exploring the possibility of establishing a technical training college for women in PNG. Rhodes PNG has identified a site located at their Napa Napa campus, outside of Port Moresby, and have indicated they are interested in donating that site for use as a womens technical training college. IFC is now at the stage of conducting a detailed market assessment which will feed into the development of a detailed business plan for the proposed training college (Womens TVET project). The objective of this assignment is to conduct a landscape analysis and market study to assess the feasibility of the proposed Womens TVET Project. It will include an assessment of the industry demand for skills and commitment toward supporting improved supply of skilled workers; , the current training supply in PNG; as well as the challenges and opportunities for women to access more and better training, and ultimately to access jobs. This assignment also aims to raise awareness of the project and obtain initial buy-in from industry. Outputs under this assignment will be use to canvass potential investors and inform a go/ no go decision prior to developing a full business plan FUNDING SOURCE The World Bank Group intends to finance the assignment / services described below under the following: - BANK BUDGET - MFAT PNG Partnership II ELIGIBILITY Eligibility restrictions apply: [Please type list of restrictions] INDIVIDUAL / FIRM PROFILE The consultant will be a firm. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS The World Bank Group now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; CV and cover letter for individuals). Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant2 (https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html) NOTES Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting and selection will be subject to the availability of funding. Only those firms which have been shortlisted will receive notification. No debrief will be provided to firms which have not been shortlisted. Qualification Criteria · 1. Provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment. · 2. Provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm. · 3. Provide information on their core business and years in business. · 4. Provide information on the qualifications of key staff. * - Mandatory Shortlisted consultants will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposal. Contract awards will be made in accordance with the World Bank Group Procurement Policies and Procedures.

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