RFP for Selection of an Agency for Development of Vision 2030 & Strategic Roadmap for Skill Development in Odisha

RFP for Selection of an Agency for Development of Vision 2030 & Strategic Roadmap for Skill Development in Odisha

Organization: Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA)

Apply By: 31 Jul 2020

RFP for Selection of an Agency for Development of Vision 2030 and Strategic Roadmap for Skill Development in Odisha

About the Organization:

Odisha Skill Development Authority was established to provide overall direction, guidance & implementation of skill development programs in the State by converging different sectors. OSDA works with an overarching mission to bring transformative human development through skilling of youth and making Skilled-in-Odisha-a Global Brand.


Located in Eastern India, Odisha covers 4.74% of India's geographical area and is home to 41.94 million people comprising 3.47% of India's population. Of the total 41.9.2 million population of the State, 26.8% is in the age category of 15-29 years and 61.45% are in the working age category of 15-59 years, indicating that the State enjoys a favourable demographic structure dividend currently.

The key departments engaged in facilitating skill development activities in the state include Skill Development and Technical Education Department through Directorate of Technical Education and Training (DT & ET), Odisha Skill Development Authority, Panchayati Raj Department, ST & SC Development Department, Housing and Urban Development Department, Agriculture, Handloom & Textiles, Commerce & Transport, Fisheries & ARD, W & CD, Information & Communication Technology Department. OSDA, being the umbrella organization for all skilling initiatives in the State, has a larger objective of skilling 15 lakh youth by FY 2023 -24 and increase scale over the upcoming years. A World Skills Centre is also being planned to support this initiative.

Scope of the Project

Part 1: Trend Watch

  • Present the future of work, employment and entrepreneurship.
  • Project the unfolding trends in the world that create opportunities and discontinuity.
  • Present how other nations are responding.
  • What are the disruptors that can impact the skill landscape?
  • What are the game changing public interventions across the World and how do we draw lessons to change the game instead of doing more of the same?
  • Outline the demographic position of Odisha in 2024 and in 2030 and indicate what it means for skill development vis-a-vis the above.
  • Create a risk analysis for Odisha vis-à-vis the emergent trends – how do we board the bus and what will make us miss it?

Part 2: Analysis & Benchmark to determine the “As-Is” condition

  • Assess the currently pursued sectors, our approach to skill development and its impact.
  • Benchmark with other leading States of India.
  • Benchmark with leading skill providing nations.
  • Examine policy frameworks both at State level and local level.
  • Assess skill institutions in the private sector.
  • Analyze what is broken at a systemic level for 6 and 7.
  • Assess governance system in terms of policies, programmes, process and institutions and outcome.

Part 3: Recommendations

  • Develop the Vision and Mission statements for skill development in Odisha in the backdrop of the trends and the analysis. These need to be for Year 2024, consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030.
  • Flowing from the Vision and Mission above, craft the “Skill Policy” of the State.
  • Prioritize the sectors for skill intervention and focus for Odisha.
  • Articulate how the Skill Policy and intervention can be inclusive for hitherto disadvantaged groups.
  • Prepare a budgetary estimate for the State of investment needed to create the envisaged future.
  • Recommend the organizational structure to implement the above by envisioning OSDA Version 2.0.
  • Outline the institutional roles and responsibilities to implement the roadmap and projects/programmes outside the OSDA.

Conflict of Interest

  • The Agencyis required to provide professional, objective, and impartial advice, at all times holding the Client’s interest’s paramount, strictly avoiding conflicts with other assignments or its own corporate interests, and acting without any consideration for future work.
  • The Agency has an obligation to disclose to the Client any situation of actual or potential conflict that impacts its capacity to serve the best interest of its Client. Failure to disclose such situations may lead to the disqualification of the Agency or the termination of its Contract.

Eligibility: It is the Agency’s responsibility to ensure that its Experts, service providers, and/or their employees meet the eligibility requirements as established in the TOR

Qualification to the Bid:  Bids may only be submitted as a Sole Bidder who will be responsible for end to end scope of work given in this tender. No consortiums will be allowed for this bid.

General Considerations: In preparing the Proposal, the Agency is expected to examine the RFP in detail. Material deficiencies in providing the information requested in the RFP may result in rejection of the Proposal.

Cost of Preparation of Proposal: The Agency shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of its Proposal, and the Client shall not be responsible or liable for those costs, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the selection process. The Client is not bound to accept any proposal and reserves the right to annul the selection process at any time prior to Contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the Agency.

Language: The Proposal, as well as all correspondence and documents relating to the Proposal exchanged between the Agency and the Client, shall be written in the language(s) specified in the Data Sheet.

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