COVID-19 has put our existing healthcare system under unprecedented stress, and it is felt that there is a
requirement of skilled COVID warriors across the country. In order to meet this deficit of skilled COVID warriors and augmentation of available healthcare services within limited span of time, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has undertaken a programme to create a pool of trained / skilled COVID warriors with scale, speed and as per standardised skilling ecosystem. Accordingly, the ‘Customised Crash Course Programme for COVID Warriors’ is designed as a special strategic programme for its effective implementation under Special Project category of Central Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 (PMKVY 3.O).
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has taken the requirement of fresh skilling and upskilling,
state/ UT wise and district wise, in six health care job roles pertinent for training of COVID warriors from the states/ UTs. Based on the demand received, a rationalization across state/ UT, districts and job role has been done. Some target allocation to available and interested centers has been made as per districts and state demands to quickly launch the Programme and make the trained workers available in the health care facilities.
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This RFP is being rolled out to meet the unmet demand in Fresh Skilling (Component 1 of the Customized
Crash Course Programme mentioned below). The allocation will be done as per state and job role demand.
The Applicant/s are expected to apprise themselves and follow the following guidelines, and amendments
thereof which can be referred vide links provided below – Customized Crash Course Programme under PMKVY 3.0 guidelines: (https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Guidelines-for-Customized-Crash-Course-Programme-forCOVID-Warriors-under-PMKVY3-29-06-2021.pdf)
PMKVY 3.0 Guidelines:
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship guidelines on opening TCs:
In addition, applicable central, state and local authorities, during the tenure of the Programme on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19 in TC will be followed.
The major steps involved in the selection of Training Providers in the project mode as per this RFP are summarized below:
1. No organization is being asked to set up a new center for the purpose of this RFP. NSDC does not guarantee target allocation to any organization applying through this RFP.
2. Eligible Institutions and organizations are invited to submit proposals for allocation of targets through this RFP. The applications will be accepted only during a fixed time period.
3. This RFP is only inviting proposals for fresh skilling (Component 1 of Crash Course Guidelines)
4. Each applicant organization (“Applicant”) will have to register on an online portal.
5. Each Applicant can submit proposal for multiple proposed centers. Each training center proposed by an Applicant should contain the details of state and district with job roles in which the Applicant wishes to conduct training.
6. After the date of receiving applications is over, all applications will be evaluated as per the evaluation criteria.
7. The Training Providers with sector experience, skilling experience and available infrastructure etc. have been encouraged and given weightage.
8. Professional bodies in health sector like Hospitals, labs, original equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will be encouraged to participate and given weightage.
9. The proposals of the TPs would be evaluated on quantitative parameters, which have been detailed in this document and scoring matrix given at Annexure II.
10. Based on the evaluation criteria and scoring matrix, upon successful selection of the Training Provider, targets will be allocated to the Applicant according to the target allocation methodology.
11. Due Diligence will be taken up for the shortlisted / eligible Applicants for the selection and thereafter for target allocation.
12. Post Approval by competent authority, the successful Applicants may be intimated and invited for signing of an Agreement/ issued a Sanction order.
13. Post the selection and thereafter allocation of targets, the Applicants can start training in proposed centers only after successful accreditation and affiliation of each training centre ( https://smart.nsdcindia.org/img/Centre%20Accreditation%20&%20Affiliation%20Guidel
ines%20Version%201.0.pdf ) and availability of ToT certified trainers. PMKVY 3.0 guidelines would be followed.
14. The performance of the Training Providers allocated with targets would be monitored for quality aspect of Training, placement and other factors.
15. Those already allocated targets in the programme will be considered based on the existing performance and those with unsatisfactory performance may be removed from the allocation process.
16. The Scheme does not allow franchising/ consortium/ Subcontracting.
Proposals are invited to train candidates across the mentioned States and Union Territories, in specified job roles as mentioned in this RFP. Proposals shall be evaluated on a pre-defined criterion which includes but not limited to eligibility, due diligence and scoring matrix, post which selection followed by target allocation would be done basis necessary approvals. For more details, refer RFP Document (Click Here to View / Download)
Proposals submission start on portal 20th July 2021 and Last date for submission of proposals by prospective TPs 30th July 2021
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