General Procurement Notice for Promoting Early Childhood Development Project

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32690705
General Procurement Notice for Promoting Early Childhood Development Project
ICB
Uzbekistan
24-08-2021

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Promoting Early Childhood Development Project This Project Is Co-Financed By An International Development Association (Ida) Credit Of Us$59.5 Million And The Following Two Grants: (I) A Global Partnership For Education (Gpe) Multiplier Fund Grant Of Us$9.5 Million, And (Ii) A Global Partnership For Results-Based Approaches (Gprba) Grant Of Us$4.85 Million. The Government Of Uzbekistan Intends To Apply Part Of The Proceeds To Payments For Goods, Works, Non-Consulting Services And Consulting Services To Be Procured Under This Project. The Project Will Include The Following Components: • Component 1 – Improving Quality Of Preschool Education (Total Cost = Us$5.3 Million). This Component Comprises Two Clusters Of Activities, One On Quality And One On System Capacity And Governance. The Activities To Be Financed By This Component Include: - Technical Assistance To Define Requirements And Teachers’ Competencies For Child-Centered Approaches To Teaching In Line With International Good Practices; - The Logistical Support For Training A Considerable Number Of Public Preschool Teachers; - Purchase And Installation Of Printing Equipment, Supplies For This Equipment, And Training In Its Operation To Promote A Cost-Effective Production Of Teaching And Learning Materials; - Technical Assistance To Develop A Framework For Professional Development Of Preschool Education Staff, Including The Development Of Models For Expanding The Offer Of Training Programs; - Technical Assistance To Develop A Capacity Enhancement Plan For Uzbekistan’S Preschool Education System, And Also Finance Technical Assistance And Logistical Support For Its Implementation; - Technical Assistance For The Design And Implementation Of Evaluations, Studies, Surveys, Or Other Information-Gathering Efforts; - The Design And Implementation Of Communication And Awareness Raising Campaigns Plan; - Technical Assistance To Review Or Develop Regulations To Promote Inclusive Preschool Education For Children With Disabilities Or Special Educational Needs; - Technical Assistance To Review Or Develop Regulations On Climate, Vulnerability To Natural Hazards And Seismic Resilience Of Preschool Buildings; - Logistical Support For A Forum For Cross-Sectoral Systematic Discussions Of Holistic Early Childhood Development Initiatives Promoted Through The Project. • Component 2 – Increasing Access To Quality Early Learning Environments (Total Cost = Us$50.1 Million). This Component Would Support The Improvement Of Quality Of Early Learning Environments, As Well As Non-Center Based Activities For Children Not Enrolled In Preschools, Which Are Expected To Lead To An Increase In Access To Preschool Education. The Activities To Be Financed By This Component Include: - Purchase Of Modern Child-Friendly And Age-Appropriate Equipment And Furniture, As Well As Teaching And Learning Materials; - Purchase And Distribution Of Laptop Computers And Printers To Ensure Connectivity, Reporting Capability, And Efficient Management Of The Preschool Education Management Information System; - The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of The Following Non-Center Based (Alternative) Models Of Ecd Service Provision: (I) A Home Visiting Program Focused On The First 1,000 Days Of Life Of Children, And (Ii) An Early Learning Playgroup (Community-Based) Program For Children Between 3 And 6 Years Old; And (Iii) A Home Visiting Special Needs Education Program For Children Ages 3 To 6; - Design And Implementation Of An Evaluation Of The Impacts Of The Alternative Models Mentioned Above; - Emergency Support To Address The Impacts Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Preschool Education Students, Teachers And Institutions. • Component 3 – Partnering With The Private Sector Through A Social Impact Bond (Total Cost = Us$11.35 Million). This Component Would Provide Support To The Design And Implementation Of An Innovative Impact Financing Approach – A Social Impact Bond (Sib) - Through Partnerships With Private Providers/Preschools. A Sib Is A Results-Based Financing (Rbf) Mechanism That Ties Financial Returns And Payments To Rigorously Measured Social Results. The Activities To Be Financed By This Component Include: - Assessment Of The Implementation Of The Social Impact Bond (Sib); And - Independent Verification Of Sib Results. • Component 4 – Establishing An Education Quality Measurement System (Total Cost = $5.9 Million). This Component Would Support The Establishment Of A System To Measure Education Quality For Informed Decision-Making In Uzbekistan. This System Would Cover Preschool And General Secondary Education, Which Is Known As Continuous Education In The Country. The Activities To Be Financed By This Component Include: - The Procurement Of Goods (Ict Equipment, Furniture And Supplies) For The National Center For Quality Education (Ncqe) And Regional Departments Of The State Inspectorate For Supervision Of Quality Of Education (Sisqe); - Strategic Guidance For The Operation Of The Ncqe; - Development And Maintenance Of A Website For The Ncqe; - Technical Assistance For The Development And Implementation Of A System To Assess The Preschool Education Quality; - Pre-Test Of The Preschool Education Quality Measurement Instruments; - Training For The Implementation Of The Preschool Education Quality Assessment System; - Provision Of Logistical Support For The Assessment Of Preschool Education Quality; - Development Of A Framework And Implementation Plan For Establishing A Large-Scale National Assessment System In General Secondary Education; - Development Of Standardized Items For National Assessments Of Learning Outcomes In General Secondary Education; - Assistance To The Implementation Of A Large-Scale Assessment System For General Secondary Education; - Development Of A Student Assessment Management Information System; - Technical Assistance, Training Activities, Travels (Domestic And International) Associated To Trainings And Logistical Support To Build The Capacity In Students Assessments; - Participation Or Membership Fees Charged By Organizations That Hold The Property Rights For Such Large-Scale Students Assessments/Surveys, As Well As Technical Assistance And Logistical Support To The Implementation Of These Assessments Or Surveys In Uzbekistan; - Development Of A Framework To Build Local Capacity And A Pool Of Student Assessment Specialists In Uzbekistan; - Development And Implementation Of Communication Campaigns In Students Assessments. • Component 5 – Supporting Project Management (Total Cost = Us$1.2 Million). Activities Related To Day-To-Day Project Management, Its Monitoring And Auditing Are Supported By This Component. The Activities To Be Financed By This Component Include: - Purchase Of One Vehicle For The Project Implementation Unit; - Purchase Of Equipment And Furniture For The Project Implementation Unit; - Enhancement Of The Capacity Of The Project Implementation Unit; - Project Audits.

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