Request for Proposal (RFP) for Design and operationalization of the OECD-UNESCO Joint Initiative - Survey of Teachers in Pre-primary Education (STEPP)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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Friday, September 2, 2016
Dominican Republic

Detailed Description

  • United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invite qualified companies to submit sealed tenders as follows:
  • Within the framework of the OECD-UNESCO Joint Initiative: Survey of teachers in Pre-primary Education (STEPP), UNESCO is seeking an institution or a consortium of institutions with solid experience in designing and operationalizing international studies and/or large-scale surveys in the field of early childhood care and education (ECCE) and/or basic education, and with a good understanding of the conditions, requirements and capacities of low- and middle-income countries. 
  • The Contractor is expected to undertake these Activities from October 2016 to December 2017 in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat and other actors of the project. 
  • The project is a Joint OECD-UNESCO Initiative through which the core content and methodology of STEPP will be aligned with those of the OECD TALIS Starting Strong Survey.
  • The purpose of this notice is to provide general information on the requirements for the procurement process and to inform interested suppliers how to obtain a copy of the Solicitation Documents.
  • Interested companies who wish to participate in the OIC must request for a complete set of Solicitation Documents, available free of charge, from UNESCO contact person at the address shown below.
  • The sealed tenders must be delivered to the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on or before 02/09/2016 at 17:00 hours CET, in strict compliance with the instructions as stipulated in the Solicitation Documents.
  • UNESCO reserves the right to amend the documents at any time during the solicitation process. 
  • Any amendments or clarifications will be communicated directly to all Bidders who have requested for a complete set of solicitation documents and officially confirmed their intention to submit a sealed tender. 
  • No remuneration will be made to companies for preparation and submission of their tenders.
  • UNESCO Contact Information: Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality, Division for Inclusion, Peace and Sustainable Development, Education Sector, UNESCO Headquarters
  • Attn: Yoshie Kaga, Programme Specialist, and Qingling Kong, Assistant Project Officer
  • Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 56 26
  • E-mail: ;

To contribute to a successful implementation of the project, the Contractor is expected to carry out the following 13 Activities:

  • Revision of the conceptual framework
  • Development of the project manual for Participating Countries
  • Development of pilot survey instruments
  • Quality control and tracking of translated and adapted pilot survey instruments
  • Training on the pilot administration for Participating Countries
  • Sampling for the field trial (FT)
  • Development of FT survey instruments
  • Quality control and tracking of translated and adapted FT survey instruments
  • Training on the FT administration for Participating Countries
  • Support for FT operations and quality monitoring
  • Data processing, analysis and scaling
  • Support for the preparation of the Technical Report
  • Project management


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