NSDC invites REOI for empanelment of Agencies for career counselling services

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a not-for-profit public limited company incorporated under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (corresponding to section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013). NSDC was set up by Ministry of Finance as Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. NSDC is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions. It provides funding to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives.

Objective of empanelment: NSDC is inviting Expression of Interest to empanel eligible Agencies for Career Counselling Services as per Terms of Reference (Note) mentioned in this REoI at Annexure-II. Interested agencies should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

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Duration: Empanelment of agencies are initially for 3 years which is extendable after review at the end of year 1. However, the duration can be reduced or extended based on performance of agencies. More agencies can be added in the empanelment list provided they meet the conditions set out under this REoI.

Agencies will be empanelled based on meeting eligibility criteria under this REoI. For any assignment, NSDC will share SoW separately to empanelled agencies to seek quotation/proposal. Evaluation and selection criteria shall be mentioned in specific SOWs. Empanelled agencies which will be selected under each assignment will be issued PO/Contract. Empanelment does not guarantee that work will be assigned to each of the empanelled firm.

During the empanelment period, firms have to inform NSDC when firms undergo material changes (internal or external) which can impact the obligation. NSDC reserves the right to reject any or all the proposals submitted in response to this EOI document at any stage without assigning any reasons whatsoever. NSDC also reserves the right to hold or withdraw or cancel the process at any stage under intimation to the applicants who submit the response to EOI.

Agencies who fulfill all the eligibility criteria as mentioned in Annexure-I and interested in this assignment as per Terms of Reference may submit their application in the prescribed format along with relevant documents in accordance with the instructions enumerated in Annexure -III on or before last date and time of submission.

No Courier/Hand Delivery of physical documents is allowed.

Last Date for submission: 28 February 2022, 05:00 PM IST

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