National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)
Request for Expression of Interest
Consulting Services – Firms Selection
Name of Project: Kenya Youth Employment Opportunities Project (KYEOP)
Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: 5812-KE
Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for Delivery of Job Specific Training in the Formal Sector, Cycle 3 and 4 Counties; (Bungoma, Nyandarua, Kilifi, Mandera, Machakos, Wajir, Kisii & Kakamega)
Reference No.: KE-NITA-80104-CS-FBS
The Government of Kenya has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) is for the DELIVERY OF JOB SPECIFIC SKILLS TRAINING IN THE FORMAL SECTOR which comprises of short term vocational classroom training and Internship/apprenticeship with private employers.
KYEOP Component 1 concerned with increasing youth employability through job specific training a work placement in formal and informal sector will be implemented by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA). KYEOP Component 1 is divided into two sub-components; Sub-component 1 is provision of training and internship in the formal sector. Under this sub-component, NITA will engage private training providers and employers to provide job specific training and internship.
Sub-component 2 is provision of training and internship in the informal sector. Under this Sub-component, Master Craftsmen will be engaged to offer training and internship through the traditional apprenticeship.
This intervention addresses concerns by employers that youth who come out of schools; tertiary educational facilities and training centers frequently lack the relevant work experience and competencies needed for employment.
The training will cover 17 counties staggered in 4 phases over a period of four years.
The first phase will cover 5 counties, expanding by an additional 4 counties in each subsequent phase. Training providers will be expected to partner with employers to provide skills training demanded by the employer. Training providers will be contracted on a cycle/s-based system to ensure training is tailored to skills demand from employers in specific counties.
The NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA) 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:
1) Cover letter for EOI indicating trades and counties in the training cycle applied for;
2) Relevant experiences and technical capacity with a background in vocational training and a minimum of 2 years direct relevant experience;
3) Undertaken a minimum of 2 training assignments of similar nature and scope in the past five years; and
4) Demonstrated ability to partner with employers to identify demanded skills and internship opportunities; in specific trade or trades for which training will be delivered.
Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 Revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), 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: 1.9 (d) of Consultant Guidelines.
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 Fixed Budget Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below and should be deposited in the Tender Box situated on the first floor Reception of the main Administration Block B (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 21st November, 2018 at 10:00am.
The Director General
National Industrial Training Authority
P.O. Box 74494-00200