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April 27, 2018

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) invites Expression of Interest (EOI) for conducting Global Skill Gap Study

New Delhi : The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), an implementing agency under Skill India Mission Operation (SIMO) Project through Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (“MSDE”) has applied for funding from The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD/ World Bank) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

NSDC intends to engage a research agency to conduct a research study through its notification Reference No.: CS :- EOI/RESEARCH/2017/0021 regarding global skill gaps to study employment opportunities for Indian skilled workers overseas. The objective is to evaluate both the current scenario for overseas employment of Indian skilled workers as well as the future outlook. The study shall also identify migration clusters within India and account for migratory patterns (in terms of destination countries and job roles), reasons, processes and outcomes in each region.

The insights generated from this report shall assist the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) / NSDC in:

a.  Developing country-specific initiatives to facilitate the flow of Indian skilled workers overseas (including identifying sectors and job roles with the greatest potential, as well as related wage points); Provide recommendations from a policy / programme perspective for increasing the flow of Indian skilled workers into various countries
b.  Evaluating migration clusters within India, and inform/ aid the setting up India International Skill Centres (IISCs) by selecting the right locations, job roles and key local and foreign partners to assist in their establishment.
c.  Strengthening mechanisms, such as the role of different institutions in standards development, mobilization, training, placement, quality assurance, and Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT), for overseas placements and highlight key aspects of the role played by the relevant institutions / agencies
d.  Provide insights / recommendations for MSDE’s current arrangements / agreements with external parties

The duration of the assignment is five months from the date of signing the contract. The draft Terms of Reference (TOR) is appended below.

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) 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 short-listing criteria are:

a.  The Agency may be Firm/Company/LLP and must be registered with the appropriate authority and in business from last at least 10 years.
b.  The agency should have an average annual turnover of at least INR 10 Crore from consulting activities in the last three financial years. (2013 – 2014 , 2014 – 2015, 2015 – 2016)
c.  The agency should have relevant experience of executing research studies on international labour markets (with a specific focus on global skill gaps), the educational and/or vocational training or skill development sector for at least 10 years.
d.  The agency should have relevant experience of having executed research studies on international labour markets (with a specific focus on global skill gaps), educational and/or vocational training or skill development in each of at least 5 different countries. Experience in greater number of countries is preferable.
e. The agency should have relevant experience of having executed at least 5 research studies in any public or social sector within the last 5 years.
f.  The agency must have under taken at least 3 similar assignments for the cumulative value of INR 5 crores in the last 3 years.
g. The agency must be registered under Income Tax, PAN, GST and/or any other statutory authority required for this purpose.
h. The agency should not have been black listed by any Government Agency/Public Sector Undertaking/autonomous bodies. The agency will be required to submit an Affidavit to this effect .

Agencies are required to furnish the above information as per the format given under Annexure – 1

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: conflict between consulting activities and procurement of goods, works or non-consulting services; conflict among consulting assignments; and relationship with Borrower’s staff.

Consulting firm may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their technical qualifications. The “Association” may take the form of a joint venture (with joint and several liability) or of a sub-consultancy, and this should be stated clearly in the submission.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification based Selection (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 1000 to 1700 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered as one hard copy and electronic/soft copy either in USB drive or CD to the address below through registered post/speed post/ courier/ by Hand.

Last date for submission: 25 October 2017, 1700 hours (05:00 PM)

For complete details, refer Official Notification available at NSDC website or through SkillReporter by Clicking Here

Manish Kumar,
National Skill Development Corporation
301, 3rd Floor, West Wing, Worldmark – 1
Aerocity, New Delhi – 110037
T: +011-47451600-10 | F: +91-11 46560417
E-mail: procurement@nsdcindia.org

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