Date of first publication: 08 July 2023, extended deadline - 24 July 2023

Rural Enterprises and Remittances Project - SAMRIDDHI is a joint initiative of the Government of Nepal (GoN) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Its strategic goal is 'Reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development through employment-focused, equitable and inclusive economic development'. SAMRIDDHI Project is implemented by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies and funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The development objective is to contribute to developing viable Rural, Micro Cottage and Small Enterprises (RMSEs), in both farming and off-farming sectors, and provide sustainable sources of income to poor households, migrant families and returnees.

The sub-component 1.3 (Decent Jobs) aims to support 30,000 youth to be trained & employed. The objective of this sub-component is to provide quality skills relevant to local employment and enterprise opportunities to economically poor youths, to enable them to secure decent jobs and/or establish their skill based RMSE through Training and Employment Service Providers (T&Es). Helvetas Nepal is a key partner to provide Implementation Support (IS) or Technical Assistance (TA) for sub-component 1.3 (Decent Jobs) of SAMRIDDHI.

  1. Samriddhi/Helvetas Nepal invites sealed Proposal from the eligible consulting firms for assessing the Impact of Vocational Skill Training: A Tracer Study on Career Progression, Employability, and Skill Acquisition.
  2. The detailed RFP document can be obtained by downloading from below link.
  3. The RFP includes the following documents:
  • Section 1 - Letter of Invitation or Notice
  • Section 2 - Instructions to Consultants and Data Sheet
  • Section 3 - Technical Proposal - Standard Forms
  • Section 4 - Financial Proposal - Standard Forms
  • Section 5 - Terms of Reference (ToR)
  • Section 6 – Conditions of Contract   and contract forms
  • Section 7 - Helvetas Anticorruption Policy

4.      All the proposals must be submitted on or before 24 July 2023 latest by 5:00 PM. Proposals/documents received after the deadline shall not be accepted.

5.      Proposals will be opened in the presence of applicants/representatives who choose to attend at 03:00 PM on 24 July 2023. Proposal must be valid for 90 days from the date of proposal submission deadline.

6.      SAMRIDDHI/Helvetas Nepal reserves the right to accept or reject wholly or partly any or all bids without assigning any reasons whatsoever.