Extended Title: 
Consulting Services for “Skills Initiative for Africa”

Tender Summary
Issuer: 
NEPAD
Tender reference: 
BMZ-ID 2015 69 052
Sector: 
Research, Consultancy and Professional Services
Specialised Services
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:00
Issue Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:00
Region: 
Eastern Cape
Gauteng
KwaZulu Natal
Limpopo
North West
Northern Cape
Western Cape
Mpumalanga
Free State

Tender Description

Consulting Services for “Skills Initiative for Africa”

Tender number: BMZ-ID 2015 69 052

Closing date and time: 30 January 2017 (NB: confirm closing time with contact person as none was specified)

Prequalification:

Ref.: German Financial Cooperation with AUC – International, open Tender for SUPPORT TO SKILLS INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA “FINANCING FACILITY FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT”

Tenderer: New Partnership for Africa's Development
NEPAD Agency
230 15th Road,
Randjespark, Midrand,
South Africa
E-Mail: EstherineF@nepad.org

Project Measures:
Set-up and implementation of a Financing Facility for the support of (infrastructure) projects for sustainable skills development in five African pilot countries (Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia).. Calls for Proposals, preparation and implementation of competitive project selection process. Support to investment projects for skills development infrastructure and equipment (tendering, procurement, supervision), Financial Management

Requested Services:
1) Implementation of Financing Facility:
Detailed elaboration of implementation modalities and operational procedures based on agreed framework implementation guidelines; preparing and implementing the preselection and selection of skills development partner structures following a competitive application process; information and marketing campaigns in pilot countries; elaboration of implementation agreements for the planning and implementation of the selected skills development initiatives.

2) Support for Implementation of Infrastructure Investment and Procurement of Equipment:
Support in detailed technical design of proposed individual projects including architectural support; elaboration and approval of tender documents for services, works and equipment; contract award; supervision of construction and implementation; fund management according to predefined disbursement procedures; operation and maintenance concept; elaboration of lessons learnt and best practices reports.

The Consultant shall assist NEPAD which is based in South Africa. South Africa would therefore be the main location of the Programme and the main seat of the consulting team. For the support of selected partner structures in the pilot countries the Consultant shall establish focal points in the pilot countries. The estimated total costs of Consulting Services are approx. 6 million EUR. The prequalification of experienced Consultants is subject to the regulations contained in the „Guidelines for Assignment of Consultants in Financial Co-operation Projects
“(see www.kfw-entwicklungsbank.de).

The contract will be awarded to an independent Consultant firm with proven experience in setting up and managing funding facilities, in the technical and vocational training sector and civil works and construction activities, both in the region and with a minimum annual turnover of 7 million EUR.

For further information, contact:
Hermann Mahler
Tender Agent on behalf of the PEA
c/o Dr. Bianca Clausen
KfW Development Bank/LAb2
Palmengartenstraße 5-9
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
hermann.mahler@gmail.com


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