Request for Expres...

Request for Expression of Interest - Business Incubation Clinic in the Caribbean

This Request for Expression of Interest is for a Firm Selection. As part of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), infoDev is seeking a qualified firm with presence in the Caribbean region to support the team in organizing the delivery of a “Business Incubation Clinic” in the region.
 
Expression of Interest Deadline:
8 May 2014, 11:59 PM (EST)
 
Contact Name
Julia Brethenoux
 
Contact Email
jbrethenoux@worldbank.org
 
Contact Phone
+1 202 473 7005
 
As part of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), infoDev is seeking a qualified firm with presence in the Caribbean region to support the team in organizing the delivery of a “Business Incubation Clinic” in the region.
 
The assignment will mainly entail the organization of business enabling awareness raising workshops and Business Incubation Management (BIM) training sessions and facilitating the participation of a few selected practitioners from the Caribbean region to relevant international events and/or study tours (selected by infoDev) to foster peer-to-peer learning. 
 
The main task will hence consist in managing all the logistics pertaining to the organization of face-to-face and virtual workshops and training sessions, including:
 
  • Making all relevant information and material available to participants;
  • Booking venue, equipment, material and catering required;
  • Managing travel and accommodation arrangements required for all participants including speakers, trainers, trainees, etc;
  • Managing and paying third-party vendors when required;
  • Drafting and reviewing any necessary legal agreements if required;
 
Ahead of the training sessions, the firm will be required to adapt to the Caribbean context (i.e. addressing specific skill gaps) the existing BIM needs assessment survey to enable the trainees to fill in the survey and capture their needs. The outcomes of the needs assessment survey captured by the selected from will inform the trainers to adapt the training content so the delivery of the training program addresses the critical needs and gaps of the trainees.
 
Similarly, the firm will be required to adapt to the Caribbean context (i.e. addressing specific skill gaps) the existing BIM post training evaluation survey to enable the trainees to fill in the survey and capture their feedback, including their level of satisfaction and the outcomes from the delivery of the training immediately after the delivery of the training as well as several months afterwards. The outcomes of the post training evaluation survey captured by the selected firm will inform the coaches to adapt the content and delivery approach of follow up capacity building activities including peer-to-peer technical assistance and online workshops.
 
The firm will also be required to capture the outcomes of the delivery of the business incubation clinic in a comprehensive report that will inform infoDev, the donor and more broadly the development community on the specific skills and competences gaps of practitioners in the region and the impact of the business incubation clinic activities in addressing these gaps and improving the capacity of local practitioners.
 
The firm will be required to set up and manage a “cost effective” online common platform for all participants to be able to:
 
  • access relevant information and material (e.g. the training assessment and evaluation surveys);
  • host the online workshops involving peers from other parts of the world. 
Qualification Criteria 
 
1. Interested consultants should provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment.
2. Interested consultants should provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm.
3. Interested consultants should provide information on their core business and years in business.
4. Interested consultants should provide information on the qualifications of key staff that will work on this assignment specifically.
5. Interested consultants should provide information on their experience with event/meeting organization and project management of activities implemented in emerging markets.
 
Apply through the World Bank Group eConsultant2
 system: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html and use Selection Number #1141879.
 

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