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General procurement notice

KAZAKHSTAN

SKILLS and JOBS PROJECT

Sector of general education, other social services

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

Loan № 8490-KZ

Project ID № P150183

The Republic of Kazakhstan has received financing in the amount of US$100 million. equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Skills and Jobs Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this Project. This Project will be jointly financed by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The total Project cost is US$137 million.

The Implementing Agency for the Project is the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development (MHSD).

The Project will include the following components:

Component 1. Building the Foundation of a National Qualifications System.

Enhance the institutional capacity for improving the relevance of technical and vocational education and training, higher education, and in-service training, through:

  1. enhancement of occupational standards, including improvement of approval and updating processes thereof;
  1. development and implementation of a framework to review and update the educational and training standards and curricula for technical and vocational education and training and higher education; and
  1. development of a roadmap for establishing an independent qualifications assessment and award system through the provision of technical assistance for piloting sector-specific skills testing and professional certification centers.

Component 2. Enhancing Skills for Improved Employment Outcomes and Productivity.

Provide relevant workforce training to unemployed persons, unproductively self-employed persons, and employed persons in need of training, all identified and selected in accordance with the criteria set forth in the Project Operations Manual (POM), through:

  1. Improvement of public employment services for unemployed and unproductively self-employed people, through:
  1. the design and implementation of an action plan to improve and expand public employment services through the Employment Centers or Employment Units, based on an assessment of current capacity carried out in accordance with the POM; and
  1. the improvement of the capacity of the Employment Centers and Employment Units to provide better advice to users through: (A) the introduction of a profiling tool; (B) the strengthening of the existing labor market information system of the Borrower to enhance the information available to staff of the Employment Centers and Employment Units; and (C) training of staff to adopt a more proactive approach to public employment service provision.
  1. Improvement of the relevance of workforce training, through:
  1. the review of the regulatory framework concerning provision of workforce training provision;
  1. the development of an inventory of workforce training providers;
  1. the assessment of the relevance of workforce training and, on the basis of such assessment, development of a list of pre-qualified workforce training providers eligible to provide Training under Part 2(c) below; and
  1. the provision of the necessary support to selected workforce training providers to improve the relevance of training delivery, including Training under Part 2(c) below.
  1. Establishment and implementation of a skills enhancement training program, consisting of the provision of Training for: (i) unemployed and unproductively self-employed persons; and (ii) currently employed in need of training, all pursuant to criteria set forth in the POM.

Component 3. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.

This component will support project management, monitoring and evaluation activities. The Project Management Unit (PMU) is established within the MHSD to manage the day-to-day implementation of the Project.

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (January 2011 as revised in July 2014) and is open to all eligible bidders as defined guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 as revised in July 2014).

Specific procurement notices for contracts to be procured under ICB (International Competitive Bidding) of the World Bank and contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in the electronic newsletter of UN Development Business and dgMarket.

Interested eligible bidders and consultants who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive a copy of advertisement/procurement notices for specific contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below during office hours: 09:00 – 18:30 Astana time.  

Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Department of Labor and Social Partnership

Project Management Unit

Attn:   Ms. Lyazzat Akhmurzina, PMU Head

29 Syganak Str., Office # 1503, 010000 Astana, Kazakhstan

Tel:  + 7 702 999 2241 (cellular), + 7 771 593 0290  (cellular)

E-mail kzsj.procurement@gmail.com

 

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