FOR PROCUREMENT OF FIRM FOR DESIGN AND SUPPLY OF A WEB-BASED MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING SYSTEM PLUS A MOBILE APPLICATION YOUNG AFRICA WORKS UGANDA ENHANCING LEADING FIRM STRUCTURE PROJECT - PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NUMBER: PSF/YAW-LFS/N-CONS/21-22/0006
- The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda’s apex body for the private sector in Uganda, is collaborating with MasterCard Foundation to co-implement the Young Africa Works in Uganda – Enhancing the Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Project. PSFU intends to apply part of the proceeds to procure a firm to design a web-based Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) System with a mobile application.
- PSFU now invites sealed proposals from eligible 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 all eligible firms.
- Interested firms may obtain further information and inspect the solicitation document by sending an enquiry to the email address given below at 7 from 0800 – 1700hrs (Kampala Time) on working days.
- Bids must be delivered to the address below at 8, at or before 1100hrs (Kampala Time) on 26th May 2022. Late bids shall be rejected. bids will be opened in the presence of the firms representatives who choose to attend the virtual meeting on 26th May 2022 at 1130hrs.
- There shall not be a pre –proposal meeting.
- Address for obtaining more information, inspecting the solicitation document, and submission of proposals:
Private Sector Foundation Uganda
Plot 43, Nakasero Road – Kampala
Interested firms should utilize the email address for inspection, obtaining further information on the Request for solicitation document but not for submission of proposals.
OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES TO GET GRADUATE EMPLOYEES, EQUIPPED WITH ADEQUATE SKILLS THROUGH A WORK READINESS PROGRAM
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.
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, DEPLOYMENT OF PRIVATE SECTOR CORRUPTION REPORTING FACILITY
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.