Bid closing date
Dec 02, 2021 10:00 AM
Bid opening date
Dec 02, 2021 10:30 AM
Published on (Nov 27, 2021)
Bid document price
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  • RFP No: T-CI-ET-2021-010
  • RFP Title: Developing Training Module
  • RFP Issued By: Cuso International - Ethiopia Office 
  • Issuance Date: November 27, 2021
  • Proposal Submission Date: December 02, 2021 
  • Language of the proposal: The technical and cost proposals must be submitted in English. 

Instructions for Submission of Proposals:  All proposals should be submitted to the Cuso International Country Program office in Ethiopia via the following address:  

Cuso International Ethiopia Country Program Office,

Near Yonas Hotel, Yeka S.C, Woreda. 08, H# 9999/1 I Baro Building.

4th Floor / Addis Ababa / Tel # 011 6 590698

Awards: It is anticipated that there will be one award. Issuance of this Request for Proposals does not constitute an award commitment on the part of Cuso International nor does it commit Cuso International to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal. 



Cuso International is an international development organization with the mandate of contributing to reduce poverty and social inequalities through the support of highly qualified volunteers, partnerships with Canadian, local and international organizations, as well as assistance from generous donors. Our vision is that of a world where everyone reaches out to their full potential, developing their skills and participating in bridging about a more just society. Partnering with the Institute of International Education (IIE), Cuso International is about to implement a project funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in Benishangul-Gumuz Region (BGR), Ethiopia. 

Project Overview

Cuso International is an international development organization that has been working for now nearly 60 years to reduce poverty and inequality around the world, through the efforts of our volunteers, partners, and generous donors. we develop programs that tackle poverty and inequality so all people can thrive. Our efforts are focused on building inclusive societies for women and girls, improving economic opportunities, increasing access to education, and enhancing maternal and girls’ health. By connecting global communities in need with the skills required to create lasting change, our impact continues to grow long after a project’s end.

Whereas U-GIRLS 2 Project is a five-year project aimed at girls aged 15 to 25 in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, as well as their families and communities, to address existing gender barriers that impede girls' ability to stay in school.

Through which the adolescent girls will receive academic resources, training and tutorials, and a financial stipend to allow them to focus on schoolwork. Supports will also be provided to teachers and schools in providing gender-sensitive education systems and schools. Correspondingly the U-GIRLS 2 project will help to address some of the disparities existing in girls' access to education. That, in turn, will contribute to better participation of women in leadership and politics in the region. 

Scope of Work

The consultant / the firm will be responsible for delivering a four-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on gender-responsive teaching on a 21st-century active teaching-learning methodology for 50 selected teaches and school administrators from five schools of the project areas, Assosa, Bambasssi, Menge, Maokomo, and Sedal in the Benishangul Gumuz region.

Scope of work and expected outputs/deliverables

  • Refine the draft document incorporating the ideas forward by the Cuso International team during the consultation.
  • Provide additional activities and group discussion points under each given Gender session in the document.
  • Include art of facilitation section to guiled training guiled users. 
  • Revise the given session`s reporting and evaluate tools for each group activity.  
  • Prepare illustration and layout design to make adult-friendly training material.
  • A 2-day consultative meeting with Cuso international team.
  • Conduct  validation meeting after the submission of the first draft 

Final Deliverables 

Maximum of 20-page print-ready quality trainer’s guild that would be used for Gender sensitization at community members.

Timeframe and deadlines

This assignment is for consultants based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is urgently needed so it is likely to commence before Dec 31/2021.


  • A post-graduate or equivalent qualification in Gender or any other relevant discipline.
  • At least 5-7 years of prior work experience in the field of training, in Gender women right and community sensitization, on Gender equality 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing   training modules training materials for ruler adults 
  • Demonstrated experiences in the art facilitation   skills 
  • Relevant regional and international experience will be an added advantage.

For the award of this project, the Client has established evaluation criteria that govern the selection of offers received. Evaluation is made on a technical and financial basis. It is recommended that a total of 70% for technical analysis using the below criteria indicated in the table and the remaining 35% for financial analysis. For the technical analysis, a supplier has to score 30% to be considered in the financial analysis.


Please provide the following information: 

  1. Company Name. 
  2. Address.
  3. Phone and fax. 
  4. Contact person with email. 



Terms of reference for execution will be negotiated with the successful supplier, with details of lead times and schedules


  1. Cuso International reserves the right to deal with any tender of its choice or any or all parts of the tender and to purchase items from various tenders. 
  2. Cuso International is not bound to accept the lowest offer or any offer. 
  3. This request for tender is not a contract or an offer into a contract but is a request for a quotation for the goods/services indicated in this document. However, a contract will be established based on the tender decision. 
  4. Respondents are bound by their offer for a period of 60 days from the closing date of bids. 
  5. Cuso International is in no way responsible for any costs associated with preparing the tender response. 
  6. Cuso International reserves the right to alter the dates of the tender timetable. 
  7. Cuso International will inform each respondent to the tender of the decision on their offer through a letter of engagement if successful, or otherwise by email. Cuso International is not obliged to justify or explain selection to any respondent.

Respondents are encouraged to contact Cuso International for any information required to submit a competitive bid. 


  • Renewed business license for the year 2014 E.C. VAT | TIN registration certificate.
  • Company profile
  • Evidence of past performance record on similar works and other relevant credentials
  • Completely filled CI Price Schedule

Tenders must be submitted in four (4) Sealed envelopes, bearing the bidder’s official seal, and clearly marked TECHNICAL and FINANCIAL “Original” and “Copy”, and must include the bidders’ name, and contact address, as well as the Tender title and Tender reference number. 

Tenders must be submitted in the bid box prepared for this purpose at Cuso International, Ethiopia Country Office on December 02 before 10:00 A.M (Local time)

Cuso International Ethiopian CO Committee will open tender responses on the same day at 10:30 A.M. at its own discretion.

Cuso International reserves the right to accept or reject this bid, in partial, or in its entirety.

Company Info
Cuso International Ethiopia
ኪውሶ ኢንተርናሽል ኢትዮጵያ
Address Baro Building 4th Floor (Around 22 Mazoria, In Front of Meklit Building)
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