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BID NOTICE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A STRATEGIC PROGRAM REVIEW OF THE LEAD FIRM STRUCTURE PROJECT

PROCUREMENT REF. NO: PSFU/YAW-LFS/CONS/22-23/0003.

  1. The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda’s apex body for the private sector in Uganda, is collaborating with the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works to implement the Enhancing the Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Project. PSFU intends to apply part of the proceeds to procure a firm to conduct a Strategic Program Review of the Lead Firm Structure Project.
  2. PSFU now invites sealed proposals from eligible consultancy firms to provide the aforementioned services. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the PSFU Procurement Policies and Procedures Manual and is open to eligible firms.
  3. Interested consultancy firms may obtain further information and inspect the proposal documents by sending an enquiry to the email address given below at (7) from 0800 – 1700hrs (Kampala Time) on working days.
  4. Click here to access Request for Proposal documents and detailed Terms of Reference
  5. Password protected Technical and Financial proposals must be electronically delivered to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or before 17:00hrs (Kampala Time) on 13th September 2022. Late proposals shall be rejected.  
  6. There shall not be a pre – proposal meeting, except if requested by prospective bidders.
  7. Address for obtaining more information, clarification, and submission of proposals:

Private Sector Foundation Uganda 

Plot 43, Nakasero Road – Kampala

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel+256312263850.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

BID NOTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE WHISTLEBLOWING AND SAFEGUARDING MECHANISM FOR PSFU

PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NUMBER: PSFU/YAW-LFS/CONS/22-23/0004.

  1. The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda’s apex body for the private sector in Uganda, is collaborating with the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works to implement the Enhancing the Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Project. PSFU intends to apply part of the proceeds to procure a firm to Develop and Manage the Whistleblowing and Safeguarding Mechanism For PSFU.
  2. PSFU now invites sealed proposals from eligible and competent firms to provide the aforementioned services. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the PSFU Procurement Policies and Procedures Manual and is open to eligible firms.
  3. Interested consultancy firms may obtain further information and inspect the proposal documents by sending an enquiry to the email address given below at (7) from 0800 – 1700hrs (Kampala Time) on working days.
  4. Click here to access Request for Proposal documents and detailed Terms of Reference
  5. Password protected Technical and Financial proposals must be electronically delivered to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or before 17:00hrs (Kampala Time) on 13th September 2022. Late proposals shall be rejected.
  6. There shall not be a pre – proposal meeting, except if requested by prospective bidders.
  7. Address for obtaining more information, clarification, and submission of proposals:

Private Sector Foundation Uganda 

Plot 43, Nakasero Road – Kampala

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel+256312263850

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES– FIRMS SELECTION)

ADDITIONAL FINANCING FOR THE COMPETITIVENESS AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (CEDP-AF)

Consultancy Services for Design and Supervision of Construction Works at the Uganda Museum

Credit No.: 6538-UG Reference No.: UG-PSFU-282504-CS-QCBS

1. The Government of Uganda has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP-), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

2. The consulting services ("the Services") include Consultancy Services for Design and Supervision of Construction Works at the Uganda Museum.

3. Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) through the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are as follows:
a. At least 8 years’ experience in undertaking related assignments.
b. Experience of at least 3 assignments of similar nature and scope that is in the design and construction supervision of museums or heritage centers.
c. Experience of at least 2 assignments in Sub-Saharan Africa or other countries with similar conditions to Uganda.
d. Submit the firm’s organogram to demonstrate the firm’s technical and managerial capability.
e. Availability/presence in the Consultant’s firm of the following expertise; an Architect, Conservation Architect, Civil (Structural) Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Land Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Engineer, Environment Management Expert, and Social Safeguards Expert.

4. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers”, dated July 2016 revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.


5. Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications. Consultants shall indicate clearly in the Expression of Interest whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.


6. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.


7. Click here to Download the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment.


8. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) by 22nd August, 2022. Consultants may make arrangements to have their Expressions of interest delivered by courier services at their cost. However, PSFU shall not accept liability for
loss or late delivery.


The Project Coordinator
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Private Sector Foundation Uganda - Lower Building
Plot 43 Nakasero Road
KAMPALA
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BID NOTICE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN REVIEW OF THE LEAD FIRM STRUCTURE MODEL PROCUREMENT REF. NO: PSFU/YAW-LFS/CONS/22-23/0003.

 

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda’s apex body for the private sector in Uganda, is collaborating with the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works to implement the Enhancing the Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Project. PSFU intends to apply part of the proceeds to procure a firm to provide consultancy services for the Design Review of the Lead Firm Structure Model.

PSFU now invites sealed proposals from eligible consultancy firms to provide the aforementioned services. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the PSFU Procurement Policies and Procedures Manual and is open to eligible firms.

Interested consultancy firms may obtain further information and inspect the proposal documents by sending an enquiry to the email address given below at (7) from 0800 – 1700hrs (Kampala Time) on working days.

The Request for Proposal documents may be acquired by interested consultancy firms on submission of a written application by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposals must be delivered to the address below at (7), at or before 04:00pm (Kampala Time) on 9th August 2022. Late proposals shall be rejected. Technical proposals will be opened internally on 9th August 2022at 04:30pm.

There shall not be a pre – proposal meeting, except if requested by prospective bidders. Address for obtaining more information, inspecting the Request for Proposals document, and submission of proposals:

Private Sector Foundation Uganda, Plot 43, Nakasero Road – Kampala
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: +256312263850

Interested consultancy firms should utilise the email address for inspection, obtaining further information on the Request for proposals document but not for submission of proposals.

 

DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE WHISTLEBLOWING AND SAFEGUARDING MECHANISM FOR PSFU PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NUMBER: PSFU/YAW-LFS/CONS/22-23/0004.

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda's apex body for the private sector in Uganda, is collaborating with Mastercard Foundation- Young Africa Works to implement the Enhancing the Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Project. PSFU intends to apply part of the proceeds to procure a firm to Develop and Manage the Whistleblowing and Safeguarding Mechanism For PSFU,

PSFU now invites sealed proposals from eligible and competent firms to provide the aforementioned services. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the PSFU Procurement Policies and Procedures Manual and is open to eligible firms.

Interested consultancy firms may obtain further information and inspect the proposal documents by sending an enquiry to the email address given below at 7 from 0800 - 1700hrs (Kampala Time) on working days.

The Request for proposal documents may be acquired by interested consultancy firms on submission of a written application by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposals must be delivered to the address below at 7, at or before 16:00hrs (Kampala Time) on 9th August 2022. Late proposal shall be rejected, Technical & Financial proposals will be opened internally on 9th August 2022at 1130hrs,

There shall not be a pre - proposal meeting, except if requested by prospective bidders.

Address for obtaining more information, inspecting the Request for Proposals document, and submission on of proposals:

Private Sector Foundation Uganda, Plot 43, Nakasero Road - Kampala
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: -256312263850

Interested consultancy firms should utilise the mail address for inspection, obtaining further information on the Request for proposals document but not for submission of proposals.

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES TO GET GRADUATE EMPLOYEES, EQUIPPED WITH ADEQUATE SKILLS THROUGH A WORK READINESS PROGRAM

Background
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and Enabel with funding from the European Union are implementing SG+ Project that has two components.
One of the components; the Work Readiness Programme (WRP) provides support to private sector development through provision of adequately skilled
workers, with the aim of enhancing employability and productivity of young graduates from universities and other institutions of higher learning.

The WRP supports recent university graduates (up to 2 years after graduation) to acquire practical experience through placements to jobs in the sectors of i) manufacturing including agro processing, ii) construction, iii) tourism and iv) ICT. Through selected specialized training providers, the WRP will boost the soft skills of the graduates and equip them with the right workplace attitude to improve, their employability. In other words, this private sector-led
initiative is combining in-company on the job training with a specific coaching programme focusing on generic skills and attitude. A standardized curriculum framework for non-occupational, labour-market orientated training and workplace readiness skills will be followed.

The program is targeting a total of 1,000 graduates to be recruited in two years. The bulk of the WRP will take place in private companies and private sector associations willing to participate in the programme. PSFU in partnership with Enabel are therefore calling upon companies and associations interested in hosting and employing the selected graduates on a 6 - month paid placement, to express their interest. Companies / private sector associations that can apply (Eligibility)

Companies and associations expressing interest should meet the eligibility criteria below:-
• Operate in the targeted sectors (Construction, Manufacturing including agro processing, tourism and hospitality, ICT and digitalization)
• Incorporate and licensed with authority to operate in Uganda.
• Seeking new employees and having absorptive capacity for new employee(s) (Exhibit willingness to continue employing recruited graduates even after WRP).
• Having training and coaching capacity and/or be willing to engage in upskilling.
• Companies owned/managed by women are encouraged to apply.

How is it implemented?
Graduates will be placed at companies to acquire practical experience and will be equipped with the right workplace attitude to improve their employability. Graduates will be required for a 3-day off-the-job training every month for a period of 6 months in soft skills. All other working days in a month, graduates will be working at the host companies or associations.

Under this arrangement, PSFU / SG+ project will:

• meet costs related to graduates’ monthly stipend (80% based on company salary scale for new graduate recruits) for six initial months,
• provide Personal Protective Equipment based on occupation requirements,
• provide Group Personal Accident insurance during the first 6 months of the placement,
• Build graduates’ behavioral competences through WRP training on soft / generic skills, hence enhancing their employability and productivity. This will be a 3 day off the job training per month for 6 months,
• Provide a monthly facilitation to the company supervisor that will be assigned to the graduate during the transition period of 6 months to full employment.
Participating companies and associations in the WRP are expected to:
• Provide or assign a company supervisor that will guide, mentor and coach the recent graduates for the period of 6 months,
• Provide full time employment opportunity(ies) to graduate(s) upon their good performance after the 6 months’ period of WRP, for at least one year.
• Contribute 20% top-up on the graduates’ salary during the first 6 months, and then 100% salary payment onwards.

How to apply
Applications are to be done online. Visit website: https://sgplusuganda.org and click on the blue create account button, choose company under the account type when filling in your account details.

Note: ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Click here for more details.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, DEPLOYMENT OF PRIVATE SECTOR CORRUPTION REPORTING FACILITY

1. Background

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), ENABEL and the European Union (EU) have partnered to engage in public-private sector dialogue aimed at overcoming crucial bottlenecks to investment and private sector growth under the Sustainable Business for Uganda (SB4U) Platform. PSFU is implementing the Skills and Governance and Anti-corruption Programme code named SG+ project, whose main objective is “To help make Uganda's business environment more conducive to inclusive and green investments through increasing the supply of qualified workers, establishing private sector led initiatives to fight corruption and strengthening the private-public sector dialogue”.

In the ‘EU-Uganda Roadmap to Improved Investment climate’ in Uganda, corruption was identified by both Ugandan and EU private sector actors as a major obstacle to investment and private sector growth in Uganda. The Governance and Anti-corruption Component seeks to enhance Governance and curb corruption in businesses across four inter-related pillars: 1) Procurement, 2) Digitalization and Data Integration, 3) Corporate Governance and 4) the implementation of Corruption reporting mechanisms.

A private sector Corruption Reporting Facility (CRF) was proposed as one of the interventions. The CRF will function as management information system for gathering and reporting corruption related issues affecting domestic and foreign businesses. The system/Facility will provide structured information on the type, nature, categories and magnitude cases/extent of practices and who are involved (both public and private entities) in a confidential manner, ensuring the identities of the reporting individuals and companies are safeguarded. The information gathered will be analyzed, summarized and used by the private sector; as evidence to inform and engage in dialogue as well as lobby with Government of Uganda and other stakeholders for the necessary actions or reforms aimed at contributing to minimize corruption and its impact on businesses and investments in Uganda.

PSFU is in the process of developing the CRF and desirous of procuring a qualified and competent firm (with a combination of skill set) to develop the system based on a well-defined framework, design and clear products.

2. Objective of the consultancy assignment

The objective of the consultancy assignment is to develop a comprehensive [Anti-] Corruption Reporting management information system that will be used to gather and report corruption related issues affecting domestic and foreign businesses.

3. Scope of work and tasks

The selected Firm (Consultant) will undertake a 5. Task assignment comprising (i) pre-inception engagement with PSFU and Enabel as to understand the assignment and establishing client’s and other stakeholders’ data needs and system requirements ii) Prepare an inception report highlighting the design framework and system requirements, (iii) Develop the system to PSFU 2 satisfaction (iv) train key staff on operating the system (v) Review the functionality of the reporting facility and provide technical support. 

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