Request for Quotations (RFQ): Developing curriculum for startup school

RFQ Number:            UN WOMEN-2018-002

Issuance Date:           13.07.2018

 

Deadline for Offers:    01.08.2018

 

Description:                Developing curriculum for a a 3-month Startup School
 

For:                             ”Empowering Women in Tech” Project

 

Funded By:                 UN Women

Issued by:                   National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC)

 

ATIC Point of Contact: mnemciuc@ict.md, contact person Mary Nemciuc, Entrepreneurship program coordinator. 

 

Introduction: The National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) is soliciting proposals from eligible and responsible organistions regarding the development of curriculum for a Startup Schoolas described below in Section 1 (Instruction to Offerors).

With an experience of 12 years in the associative sector, ATIC is committed to raise the competitiveness of the ICT sector through a large range of interventions and initiatives aimed at developing the human capital for ICT, supporting the tech entrepreneurship and development of innovative products and services, strengthening the market and promoting the local IT services and products. Amongst the largest projects implemented by ATIC with the support of the development partners are: ”Development of Moldova ICT Excellence Center”, implemented with the support of USAID and Government of Sweden, ”Improving the quality of vocational ICT education”, funded by Austrian Development Cooperation, IT Career Promotion Campaign implemented with the support of private sector and Ministry of Youth and Sports, Robotics National Program funded by the Moldova Competitiveness Project from USAID and Government of Sweden resources, “Creation of Library Robotics Clubs in Moldova”, funded by Novateca Program, ”Smart Classroom Project” implemented with the support of Korean Embassy, MoldSef National Engineering and Science Fair, organized with the support of Intel.

 

ATIC activity is carried out in strict accordance with Financial Policies and Procedures, Office and Personnel Policies and Procurement Manuals approved by the Board of Directors and audited by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

 

In June 2018, ATIC, with the financial support of UN Women, announced an initiative on economic empowering of women in ICT Sector. Our objective is to mainstream a gender perspective and promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women through information and communication technologies. Also we want to build awareness that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are tools that enable gender equality and women's empowerment, and are integral to the creation of societies in which both women and men can substantively contribute and participate.

 

Our activities will also seek to tackle women underrepresentation in ICT and STEM fields. According to genderpulse.md, there are 13.4% less women working in the ICT sector than men, with the former earning 27,5% less. Women are also generally underrepresented in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

 

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by ATIC in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFQ. Failure to comply with the instructions described in this RFQ may lead to the disqualification of an offer.

 

Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 17:00, local Chisinau time, on July 23, 2018 electronically at the Moldova ICT Excellence Center Project office.

 

Any email offers must be sent to the following address:

In attention of, Mary Nemciuc

Entrepreneurship Program Manager

mnemciuc@ict.md

 

Any hard copy offers must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the following address:

In attention of Mrs. Ana Chirita,

Executive Director/ Senior Project Coordinator ICTEC Project

Moldova ICT Excellence Center Project

Str. Studentilor 9/11

 

Please reference the RFQ number in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be reviewed only at ATIC discretion.

 

Download the full Request for Quotations (word file) here