REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
SKILLS and JOBS PROJECT
Loan № 8490-KZ
Assignment Title: Development of methodological recommendations and prepare national experts to monitor and control the quality of professional standards and the sectoral framework of qualifications.
Contract Ref. № KZSJ-1.1/QA-QCBS-02
The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Skills and Jobs Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the following consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include preparation of national experts in the field of expertise of professional standards (hereinafter referred to as "the PS") and the branch framework of qualifications (hereinafter - the BFQ).
Expected duration of the Assignment is 13 months.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan 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:
A consultant firm with at least 5 years of experience in the provision of educational/labor counseling services in the context of the labor market (NQS, SFQ and PS) and educational levels;
Confirmed experience of the Consultant's work on participation in international projects on rendering of identical consulting services, practice of development of elements of the national system of qualifications (NQS, SFQ and PS).
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.
The Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. Also, please indicate the legal status of each of the company.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09.00 to 18.00 hours, Astana time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by June 25, 2018.
Skills and Jobs Project Management Unit (PMU)
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan
29 Syganak Str., Office # 1507, 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
 The joint venture (JV) "means an association, the legal status of which can be the same or different from the legal status of the participants, consisting of more than one Consultant, in which one partner is authorized to conduct business activities for and on behalf of all the other partners of the joint venture, and in which the partners of the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable to the Client for performance of the Contract.
"A sub-consultancy" means an organization the Consultant intends to transfer any part of the Services to implement thereto, retaining its responsibility to the Client during performance of the Contract.