Proposals invited to empanel Sending Organizations for Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program

To amplify the impetus on making India the skill capital of the world, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Government of India, signed the Memorandum of Cooperation on the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (The Government of Japan). The MoC was signed on October 17, 2017 and aims to transform India’s skill ecosystem by sending and accepting technical interns from India to Japan, thereby enabling Indian industries to imbibe the best practices of Japanese industries. Under TITP, the empaneled Sending Organizations aggregate technical intern demand in Japan, identify suitable candidates in India, train them in Japanese Language, Japanese lifestyle, culture, etiquettes, and relevant domain training before getting placed in Japan.

After completion of TITP program, the candidates may return to India and utilize the skills acquired by them in Japan. In January 2018, the MSDE appointed NSDC to monitor TITP. As of the release of this RFP, there are 34 empaneled SOs and NSDC is desirous of empaneling more suitable entities as SOs under TITP. Given this, NSDC invites Proposals through this RFP for the empanelment of SOs in India for TITP.

Submission of Proposal: Applicants should submit their Proposals in soft copy only to NSDC via email to cc to The email must contain Applicant’s name, contact person phone number, official address, with the subject line, ‘CONFIDENTIAL – Proposal for the empanelment of TITP SO’.

Empanelment Period: The Contract is valid for 5 (five) years from the date of empanelment, subject to annual performance of the SO and payment of Yearly License Fee starting from year 1 onwards. The performance will be measured with respect to the number of candidates sent by the SO to Japan from the date of its empanelment and at the sole discretion of NSDC. Refer to the TITP Guidelines for more details. Please note that NSDC will not accept any changes in the standard contract.

Important Instructions:
The following points are applicable for both Eligibility Criteria and the Technical Evaluation:

  1. Applicant should ensure that all data/information given under this RFP, is as of date of Proposal submission unless otherwise specified.
  2. Proprietorships and Partnership firms are not allowed to apply to this RFP. However, Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) registered under the Limited liability Partnership Act, 2008 is eligible to apply. Proprietorship and Partnership firms are only allowed for Japanese language institutes who are applying as Consortium member (not lead member) in Consortium/Association.
  3. The entities which are presently empaneled as SO by NSDC are allowed to add/change Consortium partners, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria, under this RFP. Please refer to Clause 17: CHANGE OF EXISTING SENDING ORGANIZATION EMPANELMENT for more details.
  4. The Applicant must submit the data related to this RFP in the annexures as prescribed in this RFP, wherever applicable. Data in any other format shall not be accepted.
  5. If the Applicant is incorporated outside India and its documents are not in English, Applicant shall submit the English translated copies and the original document copy. The English-translated copies should be self-attested by the Authorized Signatory of the Applicant. The Applicant shall be responsible for the authenticity/factual correctness of the translated copy. At any stage, if it is found that the translated copies are different than the original document, NSDC, at its sole discretion, shall have the right to take any action against the Applicant under Clause 11.
  6. Self-attested letters as submitted by the Applicant should be signed by the Applicant’s Authorized Signatory only.
  7. NSDC may request additional documents from the Applicant for evaluation of the Proposal, if so required. Applicant should submit the same to NSDC within the stipulated time frame given by NSDC, failing which the evaluation may stand canceled.
  8. The Proposal shall be page numbered, properly indexed. Each page of the Proposal should be stamped and signed by the Authorized Signatory of the Applicant.
  9. If an Applicant submits or participates in more than one RFP for TITP in any manner (whether individually as a Sole Applicant or in Consortium/Association), all such RFPs may be disqualified, at the sole discretion of NSDC.
  10. Applicants are not allowed to submit information/documents of their Parent or Associate Companies/Organizations for this RFP. However, the Parent or Associate Company can apply in Consortium/Association with the Applicant if the Applicant wishes to use the information/documents of its Parent or Associate Firm.

Last Date for Submission: 31 December 2023 

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