EOI in ICT Incubation and Youth Empowerment Programmes
Universal Service Provision Fund
7TH FLOOR, NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION BUILDING
PLOT 423, AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA-ABUJA
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
ICT Incubation and Youth Empowerment Programmes
The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) has provided funds for Consultancy to facilitate its Goals as approved by stakeholders and the Universal Services Provision (USP) Board.
The Universal service Provision Fund (USPF) has a Strategies Plan for the year 2007 20011 in which it has various Goals, Programmes and Projects to be implemented. One of the Goals of the Fund is Connectivity for Development (C4D). The objective of this goal, (C4D), is to encourage and facilitate the building of an e-society in Nigeria and promote digital lifestyle among the citizenry.
Consequently, the USPF seeks to deliver an ICT incubation centre as well as projects designed to empower Nigerian youth and Small/Medium Scale Enterprises through access to ICT-based facilities and services.
In this regard, the USPF is requesting for Expression of Interest to design and develop the above initiatives.
The Universal Services Provision Fund (USPF) hereby invites interested firm to submit Proposal for this assignment as detailed below.
i. Objectives of the Consultancy
Under the terms of reference, the selection firm will provide a detailed Project that would deliver ICT incubation and innovation centres, ICT4SMEs and ICT4Youth Empowerment.
ii. Scope of Work of the Consultancy
The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) therefore request for Expression of Interest (EOI) to:
· Project Concept Note (PCN)
· Project Information Document (PID)
· Project Implementation Framework (PIF)
These documents shall explicitly state the following
i. The Project Objectives
ii. Project Outputs
iii. Description of Work to be done
iv. Output indicators to use for monitoring
v. Beneficiaries & Expected Impact
The Consultant shall be expected to liaise with the beneficiaries/stakeholders and incorporate suggestions on the Project Information Document (PID).
TENDER DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS AND DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
Qualified companies wishing to respond to this Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) must submit to the USP Secretariat three (3) hardcopies of their proposals. The following information must be included in the proposals:
i. Basic Corporate formation including expertise to deliver on the projects.
ii. Estimated duration for the consultancy as well as the project i.e. timelines for the work to be out in meeting any agreed Project outputs
iii. Draft of the Project Outputs
iv. Measurable indicators and Mechanism for verifying the indicators
v. The Consultancy fee as well as an estimate on the cost for delivering on the project objectives
MINIMUM CONSULTANT PROFILE
The Consultant shall be required to demonstrate the following competencies:
a. An understanding of the ICT industry in Nigeria or Worldwide
b. ICT Incubation/Innovation and Development models and methodologies
c. Must be able to demonstrate ability to play a vital role in increasing the awareness levels of the SMEs to know the emerging trends in Technology and business opportunities as well as develop a need gap metrics in consultation with local industry associations, clusters, etc
d. Substantial experience with business incubation, SME development, business support services including marketing of new ICT products and service, private sector/entrepreneurship development with Proof of Previous experience
e. Capacity for Human Resources Development in the areas of embedded technology, animation & digital content, software development, mobile technology, e-service technology and applications etc.
f. Experience in working with Youth Organisations in designing programmers for Youth Empowerment.
g. Strong client orientation, pro-active relationship management skills, good track records in capacity building and client relationship management especially in Nigeria
h. Relevant technical and national deployment potentials while referencing similar projects done
i. Any other relevant information that would support your company’s proposal.
Please note that only shortlisted companies would be contacted and selection will be in accordance with the provision of the 2007 public Procurement Act.
The Proposal for ICT Incubation/Youth Empowerment should be clearly marked USP/EOI/INCUBATION/YOUTH/09 and addressed to:
Universal Service Provision Fund
Nigerian Communications Commission
423 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
For further clarification on the EOI, please call Efosa Idehen on 094617069
The proposal must be delivered to the USPF office on or before 3:00 pm on
November 27th, 2009.
Signed; Funso Fayomi Esq.
Secretary, Universal Service Provision Fund