Friday, March 30, 2012

Kenya Youth Empowerment Project Request for Consultant Services

Request for Expressions of Interest (Consultant Services)

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Kenya Youth Empowerment Project

Training and Internship Component

Country: Kenya
Name of Project: Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP)
Sector: Social Protection
Services: Consulting Services for Finance Sector Skills Training
Credit No.: 4697-KE
Project ID No.: P111546

The Government of Kenya received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) was appointed as the implementing agency for Training and Internship Component of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP), which involves providing private sector internships and training over a period of four (4) years (2011-2014) to youth in the age bracket of 15-29 years.

Training Needs Assessments (TNAs) were done and the KEPSA Sector Boards developed training plans with employers aligned with the Vision 2030’s six growth sectors; Information Communication Technology (ICT), Tourism, Energy, Finance, Manufacturing and Micro & Small Enterprises (MSE) .

The project seeks to provide third party didactic and experiential training of up to 12 weeks as follows; 2 weeks of Life Skills Training, 5 weeks of Core Business Skills Training and 5 weeks of Sector Specific Training.

After this the youth will be placed with various employers for a further 3 months of workplace experience/internship. Approximately 10,800 interns will participate in this project.

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance now seeks Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from interested firms to provide the Finance Sector Specific Training.

Interested consultants/training firms must specify if they intend to offer the training on their own or in association with other consultants/firms in order to enhance their qualifications.

They should provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (appropriate facilities such as classrooms; equipment; qualified/experienced trainers; evidence
of similar training provided etc).

This expression of interest is being re-advertised to reach a broader audience. Those who responded earlier are encouraged to re-apply afresh.

Consultants/training firms will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, published in May 2004, and revised in October 2006 and May 2010.

Interested consultants /training firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours (8am- 5pm). Please ask for the Training Officer or the Procurement Consultant.

This EOI is also available on the following websites:
www.devbusiness.com
www.youthaffairs.go.ke
www.kepsa.or.ke

Expressions of Interest in hard or soft copy must be delivered to the address below by 5 p.m. East African time on Friday 13th April 2012.

Please note that the information provided will be the basis upon which the consultants will be evaluated.

Kenya Private Sector Alliance
Procurement Consultant
5th Floor, Shelter Afrique Building, Mamlaka Road.
P.O. Box 3556-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email: kyep-procurement@kepsa.or.ke
Tel: 254-020-2730371/2, 2727936, 2727883
Fax: 254-020-2730374





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