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Loan № 8490-KZ

Job Title: Development of the sectoral framework of qualifications and professional standards in the field of “Manufacturing Industry (1)”

Contract No: KZSJ-1.1 / CS-27/1-CQS

The Republic of Kazakhstan has received funding from the World Bank for the implementation of the project “Development of labor skills and stimulation of jobs”, and intends to use part of the funds for consulting services.

Consulting services (“Services”) include the development of “Furniture and woodworking industry” and “Pulp and paper industry” and 26 (twenty-six) professional standards and their coordination, approval.

Expected results:

Agreed and approved 2 (two) sectoral qualifications frameworks for “Furniture and woodworking industry” and “Pulp and paper industry” and 26 (twenty-six) professional standards in the “Manufacturing industry (1)” direction.

The expected duration of the task is 16 months.

Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan invites eligible consulting companies ("Consultants") to express an interest in the provision of services. Interested consultants must provide information that they have the appropriate qualifications and similar experience of performing the Services.

The selection criteria are:

A consultant with at least 5 years of experience in working out, in relevant types of economic activity, labor norms and norms or methodological, regulatory and legal documents in the field of labor remuneration, classification of professions, qualification guides, job descriptions, and (or) research on the labor market, employment and problems of protection and working conditions.

The consultant should have experience in the development of a national qualifications system and / or its elements (the framework of qualifications, professional standards, and (or) qualification standards and programs, standards and procedures for qualification / certification centers)

The consultant must have sufficient and necessary highly qualified pool of experts, developers, consultants to fulfill the terms of reference with the goal of harmonizing decisions on the terms of reference with the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The expression of interest must be completed with a cover letter with the return address, contact details of the performer. In addition, it is necessary to provide documentary evidence of the legal status of the consultant (attach a certificate of state registration, a copy of the charter and other documents, if necessary). To confirm the experience, it is necessary to attach contracts, certificates of work performed, developed programs, expert opinions and other documents, if it’s necessary.

We draw the attention of interested consultants to the paragraph 1.9 « World Bank guidelines: selection and recruitment of consultants by the World Bank borrowers for IBRD loans and IDA loans» (January 2011 revised in July 2014) (the "Consultants Manual"), which regulates the policy of the World Bank in the matter of interest conflict.

Consultants can join together with other companies in the form of a joint venture or subcontractor (a sub-consultant) to strengthen their competencies.

In the case of a merger in the form of a joint venture or sub-consultants, it is necessary to clearly indicate the form of association in the cover letter.

For reference:

"Joint Venture (JV)" means an association whose legal status may coincide or differ from the legal status of its participants in more than one Consultant in which one partner is authorized to conduct business for and on behalf of all other partners within the JV, and in which partners in the joint venture are jointly and severally liable to the Customer for the performance of the Contract.

The consultant will be selected by the Selection Method for the Consultants' Qualification (QC) in accordance with the procedures specified in the Consultants Manual.

Additional information can be obtained at the address below, during working hours from 9.00 to 18.00 hours of Astana time.

Expressions of interest must be submitted in writing and in electronic form to the following address (personally, by mail or by e-mail) no later than December 5, 2018 inclusive:

The project management group "Development of work skills and stimulating jobs" (PMU)

Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan

010000, Kazakhstan, Astana, Syganak str, 29, office 1507

Telephone: (8 717 2) 64 27 36, 64 27 13

E-mail: with the letter copy to

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