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									    Invitation for Submission of Expressions of Interest for Consultancy Services

                  Loan No. 2220-SAM (SF): Education Sector Project II


The Government of Samoa has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank and
grants from AusAID and NZAID for the Education Sector Project II. Part of these funds will
be used for payments for the consultancy firm to provide the services described below. The
Executing Agency is the Ministry of Finance, while the Implementing Agency is the Ministry
of Education, Sports and Culture.

The Project has five components:

   1. introducing curriculum reform and assessment systems
   2. developing effective teachers
   3. improving access to quality education
   4. strengthening capacity to undertake research, evaluation, policy analysis, and
      planning and
   5. strengthening capacity to implement and manage development projects

Component 1: Introducing Curriculum Reform and Assessment Systems requires support
from a team of consultants for the Project comprising 63 person-months (pm) of international
inputs and 376 person-months of national inputs.

Component 2: Developing Effective Teachers requires support from a team of consultants
comprising 15 pm of international inputs and 40 pm of national inputs.

The Team will be engaged through a firm following the provisions of the Guidelines on the
Use of Consultants by the ADB and its Borrowers and the Government of Samoa
Procurement Guidelines and Treasury Instructions (Purchasing Authorities Table) and using
the Quality Cost Based Selection Method. The simplified technical proposal and the two
envelope systems will be used for the recruitment. A single firm, or consortium of firms, will
be selected to provide:-

1. The Consultants for both Components as listed below with one of the International
consultants designated as Team Leader
2. Support services to the Consultants Team- such as accommodation, salaries and
allowances, computer and administrative support.
3. A fully equipped and staffed Apia Office.

A. International Consultants:
     Experts                                                          Person Months
     Component 1
1. Primary Curriculum and Materials Development Specialist            12 pm over two years
2. Language and Bilingual Education Specialist                        7 pm over two years
3. Multi-Media Specialist                                             12 pm
4. Assessment and Examination Framework Specialist                    12 pm over two years
5. Assessment Information System Specialist                           10 pm over two years
6. School Assessment Specialist                                       10 pm over two years
     Component 2
7    Teacher Development Policy Analyst                               7 pm over two years
8    School Improvement Advisor                                        8 pm over three years
     Sub Total A                                                      78 pm



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B. National Consultants
    Experts                                                      Person Months
    Component 1
1. Curriculum Material Writers                                   54 pm 9 persons over one
                                                                 year.
2.     Subject Specialists/Reviewer                              36 pm 9 persons over one
                                                                 year
3.     Multi-Media Science Counterpart                           6 pm
4.     Technology Specialist                                     6 pm
5.     Assessment Framework Counterpart                          12 pm over two years
6.     School Assessment Counterpart                             12 pm over two years
7.     Fagaloa: Education Development Coordinator                Phase 1 - 6 pm

8.     Fagaloa: Home-School Literacy Program Developer           Phase 1 - 6 pm over one year
9.     Fagaloa: Community Learning Centre Program                Phase 1 - 6 pm over one year
       Developer
10.    Fagaloa: Community Researcher                             Phase 1 - 6 pm over one year.
11.    Fagaloa: Unallocated                                      Phase 2 – 226 pm
       Component 2
12.    In Service and Pre Service Teacher Development            6 pm over 3 years
       Specialist Agricultural Science
13.    In Service and Pre Service Teacher Development            6 pm over 3 years
       Specialist Food and Textiles
14.    In Service and Pre Service Teacher Development            6 pm over 3 years
       Specialist Visual Arts
15.    In Service and Pre Service Teacher Development            6 pm over 3 years
       Specialist Design and Technology
16.    Primary Teacher Educator                                  16 over four years
       Sub Total B                                               416 pm

The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture now invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from
eligible professional consulting firms for short listing. The EOI should consist of:

      (i)     The background, organization and experience of the firm in the education sector
              in the Pacific and South East Asia Region in the past 10 years.
      (ii)    Financial resources
      (iii)   Annual turnover for past five years.
      (iv)    Audit report for at least three years
      (v)     Firm’s registration certificate.

The Terms of Reference are available for download from the ADB web site Business
Opportunities Other Notices or in hard copy from Asset Management Unit. The EOI must be
submitted by hard copy (10 copies) to the undersigned within thirty (30) days of the
publication of this notice on the ADB website.

                 Mr. Ieti Ngg Cho
                 Head Asset Management Unit
                 Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture
                 PO Box 1869
                 Samoa
                 Tel + 685 28085
                 Fax + 685 28082
                 Email ieti.nggcho@lesamoa.net




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