REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) - Consultant, STEM – Education Project
Aide et Action (India):
Aide et Action (India) is
a not-for-profit organization working in the field of education. It was
registered in India as a Not-for-Profit entity under Sec 25/8 of Indian
Companies Act 1956 on 9th May 1988 in Chennai. Aide et Action manages
its operations across India through Regional Offices in Bhopal, Chennai,
Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Patna.
Vision: Changing the world through education.
et Action ensures access to quality education for the most vulnerable
and marginalised populations, especially children, so they can take
charge of their own development and contribute to a more peaceful and
following requirement is for the Guwahati Regional Office. The
operations in the North East that are spread across the states of Assam,
Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh are managed through this office.
Aide et Action is implementing a 2-year project titled “Addressing Covid Learning Gap”(ACLG) which
would work directly with 1,00,000 children from 1000 government schools
in 7 districts (Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta
and Kamrup Rural) of Assam. The project aims to provide remedial
learning support to accelerate the development of foundational literacy
and numeracy skills among 80,000 school-going children from rural lower
&upper primary government schools and provide auxiliary
support to 20,000 secondary& senior secondary school students,
especially girls, through STEM learning, and career counselling. The duration of the project is for 26 months (from November 2021 to December 2023).
SCOPE OF WORK
et Action plans to engage a Consultant (Individual or Firm) as defined
in the scope of the project to support AEA in implementing the following
1.Science activities via the Lab In A Box and Robotics
Design and develop a STEM education curriculum for the Class VI to Class-IX of Govt. schools of Assam.
and Develop Portable (Lab In A Box) practical kits (Chemistry,
Engineering, Physics, Robotics kits) for the students of class -VI to
Design Lab in a box activity, weekly STEM assignment for the students, and instruction guide books.
Develop capacity-building tools for students towards the application of science and technology.
Developing various training materials for Education Facilitators, Volunteers in STEM Education
Impart capacity building training programs in 7 project districts for Education Facilitators, Volunteers on STEM Education
and identifying gaps in content and providing remedies to address the
gaps and to ensure that it is high quality and error-free.
Design themes, activities for STEM, Robotics competitions.
Working closely with the ICT team to create necessary visual aids for content.
Creating supplemental materials such as quick notes, assignments, tests, quizzes, test series, etc.
Field visits at the cluster level and provides handholding support to Education Facilitators.
1.2Teacher’s Training on the use of the STEM activities:
Developing training materials for school teachers of project schools on STEM Education.
Conduct capacity building training programs in 7 project districts for school teachers on STEM Education
2.Coding for Girls :
Develop a Coding curriculum for the project.
Design and develop lesson plans, activities kits for the coding sessions.
Design weekly assignments for the coding session.
Creating simple games, interactive 2D and 3D content, audio-visual content for coding sessions.
Developing various training materials for Education Facilitators, Volunteers, Teachers on coding sessions.
Impart capacity-building training programs in 7 project districts for Education Facilitators, Volunteers, teachers on coding.
EVALUATION OF TECHNICAL PROPOSALS:
The AEA evaluation committee shall evaluate the Technical Proposals first based on the criteria below.
Experience in working on similar projects
Experience of having worked directly with teachers and children
Experience in designing tools for STEM Education, Lab in a Box, Robotics, and Coding for the students of Class-VI to Class-IX
and quality work plan in responding to the terms of reference Team
Profile: Key Experts’ qualifications and competence for the
consultant will need to provide services to complete all the above
tasks in a given timeframe as outlined in this ToR and as will be
mutually agreed to during the contract finalization. The consultant will
be expected to ideate the kinds of material that can be created/put
together and come to a final list in consultation and agreement with the
AEA. The qualities of the final product and the timely submission of
outputs will be the key performance indicators.
The consultant will be expected to collect all the material that AEA will provide from the AEA-Guwahati Regional Office premises. The consultant will also be required to come to the AEA-Guwahati Regional office weekly 2-3 days for each issue as and when requested by the AEA-Guwahati Regional Office point person if there arise conditions for further discussions on the content/design /illustration or any other.
all of the above-mentioned scope of work there will be a minimum of 4-5
rounds of feedback and suggestions that will come from AEA-Guwahati Regional Office and the consultant should be open to that.
The position will be based out of Guwahati, Assam would require frequent travel to project locations
The consultant/firm would be working with Project team towards attaining project goals and would report to Project Manager, ACLG
The duration of the contract is from 18th April 2022 to 31st December
2022. However, AEA can terminate the agreement if the consultant is
unable to revert to set timelines or the assignment is not up to the
mark as per then AEA expectations.
HOW TO APPLY
The consultant/vendor/agency should apply with the following:
A technical proposal that will outline the way this assignment will be approached.
proposal should mention the timeline for completing the deliverables.
The technical proposal should include an outline of content and your
approach for all the above-mentioned deliverables.
Cite relevant work experience and give samples
Detailed CV of all the consultants (in case of firm/agency) involved in this project
Detailed financial proposal
Copy of registration certificate, GST, PAN Card, etc.