INVITATION TO TENDER FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) OVERVIEW
RFP No: T-CI-ET-2023-004
RFP Title: Prepare U-GIRLS 2 project success stories
RFP Issued By: Cuso International Country Program Office in Ethiopia
Issuance Date: February 22, 2023
Proposal Submission Date፡ March 3, 2023
Language of the proposal: The technical and financial 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,
H & M Building, 7th Floor (Around 22 Mazoria, In Front of Blue Bird Hotel), Yeka S.C, Woreda. 08, H# New map No.D.03/2580/01/3585Addis Ababa I Tel # 011 659 0698
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.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada. Cuso International gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada, as well as its donors and supporters.
Partnering with the Institute of International Education (IIE), Cuso International has been implementing a project called Promoting Greater Access to University for GIRLS ("U-GIRLS-2"). This project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Global Affairs of Canada (GAC). U-GIRLS 2 project aims to increase access to higher education for high school girls in Ethiopia by applying a holistic, multi-sectoral approach to empower girls and young women through quality education. The project targets seven secondary schools in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State (BGR) and will support economically disadvantaged high school girls and high school girls with special needs. U-GIRLS-2 project works to address existing gender barriers that impede girls' ability to stay in school. Hence, the adolescent girls will receive academic resources, training and tutorials, and a financial stipend to allow them to focus on schoolwork. Support will also be provided to teachers and schools in providing gender-sensitive education systems and schools. To this end, the project target schools’ teachers, leaders, and students to receive various gender sensitization training.
Scope of work
The survey undertaken by the project in September 2022 indicated that the various training and project activities implemented by the project for about two years brought changes in capacities as well as performances among the project participants female students, parents/guardians, and Parents, Teachers, and Students Association (PTSA) representatives and intermediaries (teachers). Thus, for the need for proper acknowledgment, Cuso International would like to hire professionals for capturing the project success stories. Then to facilitate this undertaking, criteria were developed and shared among the project's target general secondary school principals so that they can nominate individuals that brought change as a result of the intervention. Accordingly, the appointed consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:
TENDERS SUBMITTED MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH:
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 up until March 3, 2023, before 10:00 P.M (Local time)
Cuso International Ethiopian CO Committee will open tender responses on March 6, 2023.
Cuso International reserves the right to accept or reject this bid, in partial, or in its entirety.
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