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Implementation and Oversight of Education and Training Infrastructure and Related Components in Cote d'Ivoire

District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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MCC is requesting to provide technical advisory services for the oversight of implementation of portions of the Skills Project in Côte d'Ivoire. The Skills for Employability and Productivity Project (Skills Project) will increase access to secondary education and teacher training, and support the construction of up to 84 new secondary schools. Through a public-private partnership, a new technical vocational education and training (TVET) model will advance development of in-demand skills. It will also help the government mitigate gender disparities, improving outcomes for girls in the education system. The scope of technical advisory services includes aspects of architectural-engineering and environment and social performance professional services that are usual and customary for donor international development and donor organizations to require. The Contractor will be expected and required to provide such technical advisory services in and from a variety of locations, including the Contractor's corporate office(s), MCC's office located in Washington, DC and various locations within Côte d'Ivoire over the base period and any subsequent options periods.

Evaluating project feasibility, preliminary detailed architectural-engineering design, environmental, social, resettlement and other related studies: The Contractor shall review progress reports and deliverables of project technical and economic feasibility studies such as pre-design and diagnostic studies of building programs; design criteria for schools, teacher training academies and TVET centers; estimates of Economic rates of return as defined by MCC policies; environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs); resettlement action plans (RAPs); Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs); Health and Safety Plans (HSPs); Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Plans (HMWMPs); HIV/AIDS awareness plans; Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Plans; Risk Management Plans (RMPs); Stakeholder Engagement Plans (SEPs); Grievance Mechanisms; standard and site adapted designs; detailed and final designs; basis of quantities (BOQs); specifications; and bid documents and tender packages.

Evaluating other related studies: The Contractor may be required by MCC to review other related studies and reports and provide feedback as requested by MCC. Further, the Contractor may be required by MCC to review studies, reports and other documents prepared by others that MCC determines to be relevant to the technical advisory services for the Skills Project.

Monitoring projects during implementation (i.e., planning, design and execution, and close-out): The Contractor shall support MCC during Compact implementation for all related activities in the three Compact projects. The Contractor shall conduct periodic travel to perform implementation oversight assistance, including but not limited to design reviews and field visits to project sites in Cote d'Ivoire.

Preparing and Reviewing Statements of Work / Terms of Reference for infrastructure, environment, social and resettlement activities: The Contractor shall be prepared and able to support MCC in the drafting and or reviewing of Statements of Work / Terms of Reference for Skills Project related work to be performed by others, as requested by MCC. A potential example is the include selection, design, provision, transportation, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of stand-alone utility systems for electricity and water in remote school sites within the Gbèkê and San Pedro regions.

Providing guidance: MCC expects that in some areas MCA- Côte d'Ivoire's infrastructure, social and environmental units, its contractors and Contractors, and/or the Implementing Entities will benefit from guidance aimed at building their capacities to review and manage infrastructure issues, comply with MCC Environmental Guidelines, IFC Performance Standards, and other applicable policies, standards and guidelines. The Contractor shall identify such opportunities and be prepared to provide technical guidance, at the request of MCC.

Evaluating projects and impacts: The Contractor shall be prepared to conduct periodic in-country reviews to provide assurance that the projects are meeting expectations against performance standards and are being implemented in accordance with applicable MCC policies, at the request of MCC.

Nataliya Holl, Senior Contract Specialist, Phone 2027726492, Email - Andrew E. Lee, Contract Specialist, Phone 2025213669, Email

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