RFP- Feasibility study to start a vocational training academy in Bengaluru

Organisation:  Tech Mahindra Foundation

Apply By:  31 Jan . 2019

RFP- Feasibility study to start a vocational training academy in Bengaluru

Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, Bengaluru

Purpose: Feasibility study

Dated: 14January 2019

Submission Deadline: 31January 2019


Tech Mahindra Foundation, the CSR arm of Tech Mahindra Ltd.,works in the areas of Education and Employability. The flagship employability program of the Foundation is the Skills-for-Market Training or SMART Program, under which 100 Vocational Training Centres have been set up in 11 major cities of India. Various short-term vocational training courses are offered to underprivileged youth through these SMART Centres,upon successful completion of which the trainees are extended placement support as well.

In addition to these centres, the Foundation has decided to start a few SMART Academies with the intent of offering more advanced and longer term courses in some specialized vocations. Launched in May 2016, the first Tech Mahindra SMART Academy is working for training paramedics in Healthcare Sector. The Academy is a state-of-the-art training institute. It aims at creating a cadre of well qualified, trained professionals in the field of allied healthcare by providing high quality innovative and interactive training to young men and women keen to pursue a career in Healthcare. The second SMART Academy forHealthcare was launched in Mohali in 2017.  The third SMART Academy for Healthcarewas launched in Mumbai in December 2018. The fourth healthcare academy is proposed to be started in Bengaluru.


About the project:

In Bengaluru, the Foundation proposes to start a vocational training academy an  135,000 SFT area, aimed at offering employment oriented paramedical courses to the unemployed youth. These courses could be both short-term as well as long-term courses in nature, and should have the scope to get well-paidjobs in the healthcare sectors either locally or in nearby cities/towns.  In order to identify these potential courses and for preparation of detailed project report, the Foundation invites proposals from the competent agencies/organizations to meet the following scope of work.

Objective of work

The main objectives of study are as under:

  1. To identify top few (5-8) job roles on demand in Bengaluru and their projections for next 10 years
  2. To study the aspirations of local unemployed youth in respect of their age group, qualification levels, aspirations and fee-paying capacities
  3. To prepare feasibility report for establishing vocational training centre atBengaluru
  4. To identify affiliation options for the courses
  5. To prepare Detailed Project Report for the project

Scope of work:

The scope of work includes following activities:

  • Conduct detailed survey of hospitals within Bengaluru and identify top 8 job roles in paramedical space and demand in coming years.
  • Conduct detailed survey of youth within a 20 Km radius from centre location to report the following details

a)      Demographic and socioeconomic profile of youth, especially identifying whether they are migrants or local inhabitants, and tracing migration patterns if any

b)      Identification of the aspirations of youth vis-à-vis job roles identified

c)       Education profile

  • Possible Industry Tie-ups – Course-wise
  • Possible Recognitions/Affiliations:

a)      Government of India / State Government

b)      Industry Associations

  • Submission and presentation of feasibility report

The report shall cover

  1. Hospitals covered for defining job roles and their contact details
  2. Findings of job roles from industry survey
  3. Locations identified for youth survey
  4. Finding of youth aspirations in respect of age profile, qualification and income levels
  5. Analysis of Job roles vis-à-vis youth aspirations
  6. Suggested top 10 job roles
  7. Survey and investigation methodology
  8. List of formats used for survey



The feasibility study is a time bound assignment and must adhere to the following timeline.

Work Components

Timeline from date of order

Detailed Methodology

one weeks

Survey and Data collection

Three Weeks

Draft report and key findings

Five Weeks

Final Report and presentation

Six Weeks

Terms of payment:

On submission of Detailed Methodology               40%

Draft report and key findings 20%

Final Report and presentation   40% 

Interested agencies can submit a detailed technical and financial proposal for the above with the following details:

  1. Detailed profile of the agency along with organizational history and experience of carrying out similar assignment
  2. Approach for carrying out the activities listed in the RFP
  3. Profile of people who would be engaged to work on the assignment
  4. Timeline
  5. Detailed budget (with break-ups)

Please send your completed proposal (only by e-mail) to sajid@techmahindrafoundation.org and vivektuli@techmahindrafoundation.org



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