Request For Proposals (RFP): e-Learning content development

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Request For Proposals (RFP): e-Learning content development

RFP Number: ICTEC-2020-008
Issuance Date: 30.06.2020
Deadline for Offers: 14.07.2020
Description: e-Learning content development
For: Moldova ICT Excellence Center Project (ICTEC)
Funded By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Contract Nr. AID-117-A-15-00002
Issued by: National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC)
ATIC Point of Contact: cdamaschin@ict.md , contact person Corina Damaschin, project manager.

SECTION 1: INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS

The National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) is soliciting proposals from eligible and responsible firms to offer e-Learning content development services as described in the Annex 1.

Tekwill was inaugurated on March 15, 2017. During the 3 years of implementation (as the project was fully operational even before the official launch of the Tekwill center), Tekwill project completed or supported 188 educational initiatives, and 301 entrepreneurship initiatives, transforming Tekwill into one of the most successful initiatives in tech in Moldova and in the region. It has helped over 350 teams to reach better business, create opportunities and seek investment. Altogether it trained and oriented over 35,000 people.

The initial goal of the project is to contribute to the extension of the Tekwill project as a sustainable network and deploy its programs on regional/national level. The project aims at determining the operation model of the network, determining business plans for the relevant created centers or partners in the regions, deploy scalable activities to connect an estimated of 150,000 people to ICT (school and university students, community, etc.), deploy entrepreneurship programs aiming at both scaling up existing programs, as well as create inclusive innovation platforms for the regions with their respective specifics and potential to absorb/apply ICT. We envision a minimum 10,000 beneficiaries/year for each direction (education and entrepreneurship) As a result of the project, 2 main outcomes of the project are expected: more and better qualified skills and workforce developed leading to a stronger ICT industry in Moldova, as well as creating the premises for a Startup Moldova program driving opportunities for companies seeking capitalization.

The overarching goal of the Tekwill as a network is to ensure maximum impact on Moldova’s economy though enhancing the entrepreneurial and educational capacity, as well as Research&Development potential of the higher education institutions in line with the industry needs; hence achieving quantitative and qualitative increase in qualified ICT professionals and ICT skills and nurturing successful technology startups based on modern ecosystem and world-class sales and marketing force. The project will expand the current areas of cooperation and continue to contribute to growing competitiveness of the ICT industry and of other economic sectors on a national level.

Tekwill Academy is an educational initiative that provides technical courses and trainings on a regular basis, on specific topics, taught by trainers and professionals from ICT field of Moldova and of foreign countries. Tekwill Academy was created and operates within the project "Development of the ICT Excellence Center of Moldova", implemented by the Moldovan Association of ICT Companies with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Sweden.

Tekwill Academy courses have been developed to help eliminate the gap between training of specialists in professional and higher education institutions and the need in such specialists of the local IT industry. Tekwill Academy welcomes anyone who wants a change in career and wants to revolutionize the field they work in, with the help of knowledge and skills.

The online courses will focus on providing a fundamental understanding of each of the professional directions taught at offline courses at Tekwill Academy. The online courses will be delivered in several levels of complexity, forming a multistep education. The online courses will provide with basic knowledge and practical experience in the following areas:

  1. Algorithms & Data Structures
    2. Software Development
    3. Software Testing
    4. Networking

The project aims to:

  • • Expand successful Tekwill programs into the regions
    • Impact the IT related educational system by contributing at nurturing STEM education
    • Develop curricular and extracurricular educational programs to be adopted nationwide in partnership with leading private ICT Companies
    • Get affiliated to international hubs, innovation centers, camps (such as Google campus, Station F, etc).
    • Provide access to Tekwill content and programs for talented people from underserved and remote areas, supporting career orientation, STEM educational programs, etc

Offer Deadline and Protocol:

Offers must be received no later than 17:00, local Chisinau time, on July 14, 2020 electronically and/or in hard-copy at the Moldova ICT Excellence Center Project office.

Any email offers must be sent to the following address:
In attention of, Corina Damaschin
Project manager ICTEC Project
to: cdamaschin@ict.md
cc: achirita@ict.md

Any hard copy offers must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the following address:
In attention of, Corina Damaschin
Project manager ICTEC Project
Moldova ICT Excellence Center Project
Str. Studentilor 9/11.

Please reference the RFQ number in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be reviewed only at ATIC discretion.

Questions and Requests for Clarifications:

Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than 17:00, local Chisinau time on July 9, 2020, by email to cdamaschin@ict.md, cc: achirita@ict.md. Questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted. Questions and requests for clarification—and the responses thereto—that ATIC believes may be of interest to other offerors will be circulated to all RFQ recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding.

Only the written answers issued by ATIC will be considered official and carry weight in the RFQ process and subsequent evaluation. Any verbal information received from employees of ATIC or any other entity should not be considered as an official response to any questions regarding this RFQ.
 

Please find the full RFP here.


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