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Tender for Provision of classroom furniture to ECW Supported Schools in Puntland State of Somalia

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Tender for Provision of classroom furniture to ECW Supported Schools in Puntland State of Somalia

Introduction

Somali Institute for Development Research and Analysis (SIDRA) was conceived by a group of intellectuals, opinion former, research professionals and practitioners with the aim of creating new ways of thinking about and solving the range of complex challenges that face Somalia – from socio-economic development, governance reforms to climate change since 2015. SIDRA since 2015 has been a fully registered and licensed non-governmental research and policy support organization within Puntland State and Federal Government of Somalia.

The institute serves a broad mix of public, private, and civil society organizations. We have established a flexible structure that quickly brings together the right team and experience to effectively address all research and policy analysis needs of our clients. The quality of our people gives us the capacity to fulfill our objectives. We therefore continually identify people with exceptional skills and invest in nurturing their skills and competencies. This diversity of background, expertise, discipline and gender ensures that we are a credible and efficient change facility. Besides research programs SIDRA works on education, democracy and the rule of law, employment, health and energy and environment as well as gender equity and equality. The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child underpins SIDRA’s work and approach.

SIDRA Institute has more than 5 years of experience in successfully managing institutional grants.  Gender Policy in Education in Emergency is one the areas that works in partnership to deliver child-focused programming in Puntland to ensure Gender mainstreaming in Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) Policy documents and legal frameworks. Our headquarters is in Garowe and our researches and other development programs cover the whole country.

  • Background of the Project

The Puntland State of Somalia as a Federal Member State is in the midst of momentous political, social, and economic transformation since its leaders declared the territory an autonomous region in 1998. The region has managed to maintain relative peace and security in recent years, which has enabled it to establish political and administrative institutions, basic social services, an active civil society, and a growing private enterprise community. In addition, much progress has been made in the education sector in the last few years. Despite these improvements, however, educational provision, participation, and completion in Puntland are among the lowest in the world. The GER for primary and secondary education as per the Ministry of Education and Higher Education(MoEHE) 2016/2017 EMIS stands at 58.2%(Girls: 54.4%; Boys:64.0%) and 16.3%( Girls; 12.7%; Boys: 19.7%) respectively.

Research and practice of acute and protracted crisis highlight how education can protect vulnerable children and youth by providing them with an appropriate environment within which to nurture their learning and psychosocial well-being. a) Many students succeed academically despite adverse economic conditions, homelessness and transitory situations, conflict-affected settings, social exclusion, and other overwhelming risks. Although the social and economic environment of a learner is a significant predictor of academic results, additional success factors are determined by the positive school and life outcomes of children and youth living in adverse contexts. These include individual factors (e.g., hope, purpose, social competence, problem-solving, and autonomy), b) environmental factors such as care, support systems, high expectations and opportunities for meaningful participation in school, family, and the community also goes a long way in determining the resilience of the community and the children, c) and institutional factors such as relevant policies, programs and resources for access with safety, learning with socio-emotional well-being, and productive and social transformation skills.

To address the existed challenges, consortium comprising of Save the Children, CARE and SIDRA  was formed to implementing the three-year ECW-funded Education facilitated Multi-Year Resilience Program to achieve improved learning and wellbeing of children affected by emergencies in drought-affected areas in Puntland and build resilience of affected population through increased access to quality, inclusive, gender-responsive, child-friendly and sustainable education to the delivery of effective primary  Education (PE) including special needs, Secondary Education (SE), Accelerated Basic Education (ABE), Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET, Non Formal Education (NFE), education services addressing the populations priority needs., thus, MYRP consortium in close coordination with MOEHE is planning to undertake baseline three-year Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP)to serve as a mapping and needs assessment for selected targets.

Multi-Year Resilience Program (MYRP) Outcomes

Schools and learning spaces are safe and inclusive environments that promote the protection and well-being of learners improve their resilience and ensure their ability to learn and develop their full potential and finally achieve the below-mentioned outcomes:

Outcome 1: Increased equitable access to education for all crisis-affected children and youth, including children and youth with disabilities.

Outcome 2: Learning outcomes for crisis-affected children and youth are improved.

Outcome 3: Safe and protective learning environments are provided for crisis-affected children.

Outcome 4: Increased continuity of education is ensured for crisis-affected children and youth.

Outcome 5: Education management systems are strengthened.

Outcome 6: Improved gender equity and equality in education access and attainment by taking affirmative action’s and increasing girls’ enrollment.

NB: This particular procurement falls under outcome 2 (Learning outcomes for Crisis-affected children are youth are improved and output 2.2. (Quality of the learning environment improved)

OBJECTIVES

The main objective of this Activity is the procurement of designing and making of School furniture (Student Chair and Student Table) for ECW supported schools to improve quality of education. The specific objective is significantly increase students’ achievement by improving the quality of the learning environment through the provision of quality and comfortable chairs and tables with the students which in turn enables them to enhance quality of education.

  • School Furniture Standard and Specifications

Dimensions and materials

  1. STUDENT CHAIR

Dimensions: 1200m x 400mm x 450mm (Length, Width and Height)

  1. TOP AND BENCH

TOP size: 1200 x 400 x 20mm

STUDENT TABLE

Dimension 1200mm x 480mm x 75mm (Length, Width and Height)

Top size: 1200 x 480x20mm

All the material used should be wood as shown in the sample

Photos: Table and chair Legs are 2 x 3 wooden

Sample Photo 1: Students’ Chair and Table

  • Specification Breakdown
S/N Description Unit Quantity Remarks
1.0 Provision of classroom furniture Set 225 sets 15 classrooms each with 15 sets
2.0. Distribution Cost Schools 4 ECW supported schools[Sanag, Nugal, Mudug and Bari]

5. Mode of Application and Evaluation

The Bidders are expected to submit the following documents which will form part of the pre-selection process and non-returnable copies with scoring marks each as shown in Table 1 below:

Table 1: Program, organizational and government legibility documents earmarked with scores

Program Evaluation [Technical and Financial Evaluation (50%)] Organization Background and Experience (20%) Government Legibility (30%) Total Score
Filled Bid Documents

 

Filled Quotation with accurate arithmetic

 

Bidder’s Authorized Representative Information

 

Certified Bank Statements for the last one year

 

Detailed Company Profile, including Company Name, Vision, Mission, Organagram Identity document/ Passport of at least 2 Directors

 

Evidence of Relevant experience, signed Purchase Orders (POs)/ Contracts/Completion Certificates and any evidence of successful delivery. Business Certificate License/ Commercial License/ MoPIC certificate  

 

Valid Tax Compliance Certificate, Tax payment Voucher

 

Registration Certificate from local authority

 

Registration certificate from Tender Board

 

10% 20% 10% 10% 5% 5% 10% 15% 7% 3% 5% 100%

SIDRA invites interested individual suppliers/companies/bidders who meet the above criteria to the following to procurement@sidrainstitute.org by 16th May 2020.

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