The Joint IsDB/GPE Project for Support to Implementation of the National Education Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Country Name – Republic of Tajikistan
Project Name – The Joint IsDB/GPE Project for Support to Implementation of the National Education Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan
Project code - TJK1025
Modes of Financing – IsDB Instalment Sale Financing/IsDB Loan/ ISFD Loan and the Global Partnership for Education Multiplier Fund’s Grant
The Republic of Tajikistan will receive financing in the amount of 30,000,000 USD from the Islamic Development Bank toward the cost of the Joint IsDB/GPE Project for Support to Implementation of the National Education Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works and related services as well as consulting services to be procured under this project. The estimated total project cost is US$ 46 million USD. This project will be jointly financed by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Multiplier Fund in amount of US$ 10 million.
The project includes the following components and sub-components:
- Enhanced Access to Quality Education Facilities:
This component will provide access to student friendly school environment equipped with suitable furniture, computer rooms and laboratory facilities. This includes construction of 68 schools and 5 education administrative buildings in 18 districts/cities of the Khatlon Region and Dushanbe. This will include the following sub-components:
1.1 Civil works
1.2 Furniture and equipment
- Enhancing Competency Base Education (CBE)
This component focuses on two major inputs foreseen by the MoES strategy: (i) support to curricula reforms and the roll-out of the new curricula; and (ii) support for learning assessment that is of direct feedback into the teaching and learning processes. This will include the following sub-components:
2.1 Learning Assessment, Curriculum rollout, & Stock-taking of CBE related activities;
2.2 Development and Printing of textbooks
- Upgrading/modernization of the Education Management Information System (EMIS)
This component addresses issues related to the enabling environment for the current EMIS and its overall technical soundness including quality of the data and how EMIS information is used for decision-making.
- Support to Project Management
This component will include:
4.1 Project Management Unit;
4.2 Consultancy services for detailed design reviewing/revising, procurement arrangements and supervision of project activities;
4.3 Project Financial Auditing
The goods, works and services under the project components financed by IsDB and GPE Multiplier Fund (fixed part) shall be procured as per the procurement procedures and guidelines of IsDB for use of Works & Goods and Consultancy Services (current edition). The procurement of goods, works and services under the variable part of the GPE financing will be carried out under the regulations and guidelines of the Government of Tajikistan.
Civil Works - will be procured through National Competitive Bidding (NCB) using IsDB’s standard procurement guidelines and document for works;
School/lab furniture and equipment - will be procured through NCB using IsDB’s standard procurement guidelines and document for goods;
The project design review and project supervision consultant - shall be selected under IsDB procurement guidelines for services using Quality Cost-Based Selection method with international shortlist of firms from IsDB member countries;
CBE based curriculum rollout, learning assessment and stocktaking of CBE related interventions (component 2) - this component of the project, shall be procured d through Single Source Selection (SSS).
Goods and Services for EMIS - The procurement for the EMIS consultancy services and acquisition of goods shall be based on IsDB procurement guidelines using Quality Cost-Based Selection method with open international shortlist of firms;
Project Financial Auditing Services - will be procured through the Least Cost Selection (LCS) by short list of national accredited firms in Tajikistan under the IsDB procurement guidelines for use of services;
Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the Islamic Development Bank’s national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in IsDB Website, UNDB or DgMarket portals, web-site of the Executing Agency, and local newspapers (as applicable).
Interested eligible firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works and consulting services for the above mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should contact the Beneficiary at the address below:
Name of the Contact person – Safarzoda D. G.
Position of the Contact person – Deputy Head of Capital Construction Department
Organization Name – Ministry of Education and Science
Tel. - (992 37) 227 47 81, 227 11 59
Fax - : (992 37) 227 47 81, 223 12 91
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org, SBmohammad@idb-school.tj
Notice: Potential tenderer desiring additional information on the procurement in question or the project in general should, unless indicated otherwise, contact the project agency and not the IDB.