Ministry of Devolution and Planning Request for Proposal for Selection of Firms for Uwezo Fund Capacity Building Programme Service Providers

Republic of Kenya

The Presidency

Ministry of Devolution and Planning

Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal for Selection of Firms for Uwezo Fund Capacity Building Programme Service Providers
The Ministry of Devolution and Planning, in fulfillment of part of its mandate as the Ministry responsible for women and youth affairs under the Presidency, has put in place an Uwezo Fund Capacity Building Programme that seeks to promote informed and effective participation of target beneficiaries of the UWEZO Fund by providing them with a broad range of business development services and mentorship opportunities.

The specific objectives of the UWEZO Fund capacity building program will include;

i. To facilitate potential UWEZO Fund beneficiaries with business development service.
ii. To facilitate the youth and women to form businesses that will consolidate the individual enterprises into groups that can qualify to apply for UWEZO Fund and public procurement requirements.
iii. To improve youth and women entrepreneurs capacity to do business through training
iv. To facilitate full utilization of the 30% procurement preference provision for youth and women in all government tenders and contracts.
v. To link youth and women owned enterprises with corporate business for collaboration and support.
Key Focus Areas for UWEZO Fund Capacity Building Program;
i. Focus Area 1: Dissemination of General Information on UWEZO Fund.
ii. Focus Area 2: Provide Business Development Services and Mentoring to Youth and Women groups.
iii. Focus Area 3: Table Banking Concept.
iv. Focus Area 4: Promote Access to Public Procurement Opportunities in a Devolved Context.
The Ministry of Devolution and Planning now invites request for proposals from qualified organizations for the selection of firms for Uwezo Fund Capacity Building Programmes service providers.
Expected Profile of UWEZO Fund Capacity Building Service Providers;
i. Should have capacity to translate the training programmes into local languages in the areas they expect to work.
ii. Should have capacity and (previous) experience to develop and assist in the carrying out of entrepreneurship campaigns.
iii. Demonstrate experience in carrying out trainings for Youth and Women Programmes on business planning and business modeling.
iv. Experience in developing commercial youth and women entrepreneurship programmes or projects in Kenya and/or Africa.
v. Participation in youth and women employment initiatives and research within Kenya and East Africa
vi. Global entrepreneurship development networks that will incorporate a world-class/best practice perspective in the programme.
vii. Must have practical related existing linkages with business, government academia and other stakeholders
viii. Operational in Kenya with an active field presence for at least 3 years.
ix. Acceptance of a direct performance contract where payments will be abased on proven outputs rather than time-based and activity payments.
x. Capacity and willingness to meet the reporting, monitoring and evaluation requirements.
Scope of operation
The Uwezo Fund Capacity Building Program will be implemented across the 47 counties.
Interested UWEZO Fund capacity building service providers should indicate the specific focus area they would like to participate in and their regional operational capacity (National / County).
Time Frame
The implementation of the initial UWEZO Fund capacity building programme is 12 months.
Firms are required to submit (copies) of the following administrative documents
  • Certificate of registration /incorporation
  • Relevant professional registration and licences
  • Updated tax compliance certificate
  • Evidence of physical address and premises
  • Audited financial reports for the last 3 years.
The bidding is open to both local and international consultants and the consultant will be selected in accordance with the regulations.
Local firms owned by youth, women and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply pursuant to article 31 (1) of legal notice No. 114 of 2013.
The Ministry of Devolution and Planning now invites interested firms to submit their proposals to providing these services.
Interested firms must provide information to demonstrate their capacity to perform the services detailed in the request for proposal document, including
  • Description of relevant assignment undertaken over the past five years
  • Curriculum Vitae of Key expect staff that will be mobilized be carry out the assignment
  • In case of consortia/joint venture, the association agreement and information on the partners
The request for proposal document can be obtained from the supply chain management office at the Treasury Building, 7th floor room 713, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi during working hours (8.00 a.m – 5.00 P.M) upon payment of non-refundable fee of Ksh. 1,000 to the cash Office on Ground Floor, Treasury Building either in Cash or Bankers Cheque to: The Principal Secretary/Accounting Officer, Ministry of Devolution and Planning.
Proposals shall be deposited in the Ministry’s tender box on 9th Floor of Treasury Building or be addressed to:
The Principal Secretary/Accounting Officer
Ministry of Devolution and Planning
The Treasury Building
P.O Box 30005 – 00100
So as to be received not later than 6th September, 2013 at 10.00 a.m.
Proposals shall be clearly marked:Tender No. MDP 8/2013-2014 for selection of firms for Uwezo fund Capacity Building Programme Service Providers.
Tenders will be opened in the presence of bidders who wish to attend the opening of proposals on the same day 6th September 2013 starting at 10.00 a.m at the conference room, 10th floor, Treasury Building.
For any additional information, please contact
The Principal Secretary/Accounting Officer
Ministry of Devolution and Planning
P.O Box 30005 – 00100
Late bids will be rejected and returned.
Head of Supply Chain Management
For: Principal Secretary/Accounting Officer

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