Tender: Organization and conduction of the Forum dedicated to the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Swiss Bai Alai Programme  - “Small Business and Income Creation programme in Alai and Chon-Alai”, Phase II, implemented by Helvetas Kyrgyzstan in a consortium with the Aga Khan Foundation and funded by the Government of Switzerland, invites companies and non-governmental organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic, implementing their activities on promotion women’s and youth issues, especially in rural areas, to take part in an open competition to conduct Forum dedicated to Women’s  Entrepreneurship Day  and Youth (self) employment in Alai and Chon-Alai districts.

As a result of this competition, interested companies and NGOs will be selected for conducting Forum dedicated to Women’s Entrepreneurship Day from November 10 to November 17, 2020.

The purpose of the Forum: to promote entrepreneurship among Women and Youth and expand their participation in economic activities in Alai and Chon-Alai districts.

Problem of the statement: within the frame of global initiative Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is aimed on expanding rights and opportunities of women all over the world, which is celebrated annually in 144 countries around the world under the aegis of the United Nations. The events that are initiated as part of the entrepreneurship day, create a community of women-leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, who will further empower women and youth to participate in economic development and decision-making processes. In order to raise increase women’s involvement in entrepreneurship it is necessary to provide useful business information for both youth and women; discussion opportunities and exchanges of experiences in with more successful and experienced entrepreneurs. This will strengthen the potential of new entrepreneurs (through motivation, life examples and successful business cases) in the project area.

Hence, project Bai Alai intend to hire a company or an organization to conduct Forum dedicated to the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Within the frame of this Forum will be created platform where successful women entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs from Bishkek and Osh will act as speakers for target groups in Alai, Chon Alai. This platform should create all conditions to provide motivational meetings, exchanges of experiences, which will be aimed supporting women and youth in implementing of business initiatives, as well as to strengthen the families. The platform includes organization of the event and holding Forums in two locations Alai and Chon-Alai districts.

Main tasks:

·         Involve positive role models who could inspire youth and women to better engage in Cattle, Apiculture, Handicraft and Tourism and other businesses, where their potential will be realized successfully;

·         Expand opportunities of local women and youth through motivation in each sector and other opportunities for their self- realization;

·         To draw attention of local beneficiaries and participants (especially men, as well as community representatives) to success stories of women and youth, as well as recognition of positive role models represented by women and youth.

·         Speakers will share their experiences of successful business (entrepreneurial skills/cases), as well as personal experience in overcoming social barriers, stereotypes in society, family and in developing business.

·         Service provider will cover all logistics and all costs incurred with the implementation of the Forums.

All interested companies/organizations to participate in this competition are invited to send proposals in Russian by October 27, 2021 to the following emails: nazira.raimzhanova@helvetas.org and bermet.rayimbekova@helvetas.org     

Package of documents should include:

Technical part:

-          The detailed technical proposal that includes a proposed Forum format indicating the overall process, quality insurance, time frames, agenda;

-          A clear work plan, including all results with detailed time frames;

-          Contact information at least from two referents, confirming the applicant’s competence and relevant work experience.

Financial part:

-          Financial proposal should include budget, including all costs expecting during the implementation tasks

-          Documents from Tax Agency and Social Fund of an applicant that show that applicant fulfils its obligations in front of these state bodies, copy of the Statute, copy of the registration certificate.

For further questions regarding the announcement, please contact: nazira.raimzhanova@helvetas.org


Main requirements in selection process:

·         At least 3 years of experience in implementing such assignments;

·         Previous experience in providing Forum with focus on Women and Youth;

·         Previous experience in implementation international projects will be an advantage;

·         Provide monitoring of public acceptance (the need for this content, the benefits and popularity among audience) before and after providing Forum in Alai and Chon-Alai districts as well as in social media.

·         Excellent knowledge of Kyrgyz, Russian languages.