Request for Proposal The Development of Training Modules for the Investment Promotion Course

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # RTI-RFP-12-03

USAID Contract No. AID-696-C-14-00002

For the provision of services on The Development of Training Modules for the Investment Promotion Course

 Contracting Entity:

Research Triangle Institute

KG 684 St, No 19

Kacyiru/Kigali

1.      Introduction

Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) Project is a five year “Feed the Future” project funded by USAID and implemented Research Triangle Institute (RTI). The project was created in line with the Government of Rwanda (GOR) with the aim of developing a strategic partnership between the Rwandan public and private sectors to improve conditions for investment mobilization and to create more economic opportunities for smallholder farmers through increased value chain market integration. The project’s principal objectives include:

 Objective 1: Assisting the GoR to attract and increase private sector investment; and 

Objective 2: Facilitating the increase of private sector investment by upgrading agricultural value chains.

Research Triangle Institute (RTI), the Buyer, is soliciting proposals from qualified, professional consulting firms to support USAID’s Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth project (PSDAG) in the provision of services to revise existing and develop new training modules for the Investment Promotion: Policy, Practice and Delivery course to build the capacity of investor-facing staff in the Government of Rwanda (GOR). The course will be reviewed and validated as part of a national continuing professional education certification program in Rwanda to be implemented by Rwanda Management Institute (RMI).

Based on lessons learned and feedback from the pilot phase and ad-hoc training, the course will have the following modules:

i.    Investment Promotion Policy
ii.    Investment Promotion Practice
iii.    Investment Actualization and Aftercare
iv.    Professional Presenting and Communications
v.    Investment Appraisal (Part 1): Strategy and Partnerships
vi.    Investment Appraisal (Part 2): Developing and Assessing a Business Case
vii.    Public-Private Dialogue (PPD)
viii.        Implementing a Workplace Project (i.e. practicum)

2.    Offer Deadline

The deadline for receiving proposals is 5 pm EST, Friday, January 4, 2019. Offerors shall submit their proposals electronically by email only to procurement@psdag.org

 A bidder’s conference will be held at the PSDAG office in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday, December 14, 2018, from 11 am to 12 pm.

An online bidder’s conference will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018, between 4 pm and 5 pm Kigali, Rwanda time. If you are interested in the online conference, please send a request to procurement@psdag.org by Friday, December 14, 5 pm EST.

3.      Requirements

To be determined responsive, an offer must include all of the documents and sections included in the Request for Proposals.