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April 20, 2018

Ministry invites Expression of Interest under Sagarmala project to select Operating Partner for setting up Operations, Maintenance & Management of MultiSkill Development Centre


New Delhi : The vision of the Sagarmala programme is to reduce logistics cost for EXIM and domestic trade with minimal infrastructure investment. The main components of the programme are port modernization & new port development, port connectivity enhancement, port-led industrialization and coastal community development. Skill Building in the Port and Maritime Sector is of great importance for the success of the Sagarmala programme. In particular, availability of skilled manpower in maritime logistics enhances efficiency and provides tremendous improvements in logistics costs.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), on the other hand is supporting skilling in Sagarmala through its stakeholders including National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and the flagship scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). It has also launched the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) initiative. These centres are to be best-in-class skill development centres running industry-driven courses with NSDC being the implementation agency.

Project Details

To develop training capacity for Port and Maritime Logistics, the Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have jointly supported the setting up of a PMKK. This PMKK will be set up under the guidance of JNPT and CIDCO, who have formed a society “CIDCO -JNPT Multi Skill Development Centre” to set up this state of art PMKK centre. The centre will be located in Bokad Veera, Opposite Shirke Colony Uran, Raigadh District near JNPT. The details of the existing infrastructure at the centre is at Appendix X. This has been provided by the JNPT – CIDCO Society and the building is ready. This document pertains to the selection of Operating Partner for setting up, operation, maintenance & management of centre as the next step.

The Selection of an Operating Partner from the private/non-governmental sector is to ensure professional management and training in the PMKK with prudent and efficient operations, and optimum utilization of the facilities and resources. JNPT through a transparent competitive process intends to engage technical and/or professional agencies with relevant experience and market credence, either as an individual agency or as a consortium of agencies to successfully operate the PMKK and impart market relevant skills to target aspirants.

The Ministry of Skill Development will provide a soft loan of Rs 70 Lakh under its PMKK scheme( if required) and allocation of PMKVY job roles for training in maritime logistics sector. Some applicants may not need the PMKK loan, hence, the Operating Partner must indicate whether PMKK loan is required or not. If PMKK funding is required it will happen as per the already existing guidelines of PMKK. Consequently, this center and training partners will be ratified by PMKK board. This will ensure that funding (as per laid down norms) is available to operationalize this center. The sustainability of the centres shall be supported through dedicated training numbers under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) or its successor schemes (any other scheme under MSDE). In addition, operating partner can harness support through industry bodies, associations, CSR, fee based programs as well in the centre. Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) will develop standards and curriculum, and will be responsible to conduct National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) assessments of trainees.

The Project would be implemented in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in the agreement to be entered into between JNPT and the selected Bidder (the “Agreement”)

This document captures the eligibility criteria for Operating Partner and formats for submitting expression of interest for becoming the Training Operating Partner for the PMKK in Maritime logistics.

Schedule of EOI Process

The indicative timelines of the Expression of Interest process are mentioned in the table below.

Issue of EOI document 11th Dec-2017
Due date for submission of queries on the EOI 18th Dec-2017
Issue of clarifications to queries on EOI 26th Dec-2017
Last date for EOI submission 11th Jan. 2018 , 1500 hours

Contact person / address for correspondence :

Chief Manager, Administration & Secretary
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
Sheva, Navi Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400702, India
Email: gangadharbrahma@jnport.com
Phone No: 9820017549

For complete information, refer EoI document available NSDC Website or Click Here

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