Request for Quotations: Training Course in Longline Fishing Operations

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), implementing the Tuvalu Fisheries Support Programme (TFSP), is seeking quotations from suitably qualified and experienced consultants for the design and delivery of an introductory course in longline fishing operations at the Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (TMTI). The course will be for experienced Tuvaluan seamen who are recruited to work as crew in the Australian East Coast Tuna Fishery, and the programme will build capacity in TMTI to deliver the course in future without external assistance.

Download the Terms and Reference of the above assignment here: Training Course in Longline Fishing Operations TOR

Timing and delivery

The consultant must be contracted during September and will be expected to hold some initial consultations before the end of the month. Some flexibility will be required in the timing of other inputs, however, as the delivery of the first course should come shortly before the next group of the crew are due to start work in Australia. There may also be some delays in logistics, delivery of course materials etc. The consultant will be expected to work around these issues. However, it is intended that the assignment will be completed by mid-2020.

Assessment of Proposals

Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria by the senior management committee of the TFD. Each criterion will have equal weighting:

· Formal qualifications in the maritime or fisheries fields with additional qualifications in human resource development or training and assessment;

· Experience of the design and delivery of short practical courses for fishing crew;

· Experience of working with maritime training institutions in developing countries, preferably in the Pacific Islands;

· The three desirable qualifications/experience listed in the TOR;

· Value for money.

Submission of proposals

Interested consultants should submit the following documents in support of their proposal:

a) Confirmation of the dates on which he/she will be available to start work and the proposed schedule of inputs;

b) A response to the selection criteria listed above;

c) A brief curriculum vitae of the consultant (not more than 3 pages);

d) A detailed cost estimate including fees, air travel costs, DSA and any incidentals. This should include travel arrangements for attachments of the TMTI instructors and purchase of minor items of equipment and supplies to facilitate the delivery of the project. It will form the basis of the contract.

Proposals should be sent by email to michaelb@tuvalufisheries.tv and should reach him by 5.00 p.m. local time (in Tuvalu) on Tuesday 27th August 2019. Any questions on the proposed consultancy can be sent to the same email address and will be answered within 5 working days. This request for proposals should not be construed as an offer to any consultant contacted. TFD reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to negotiate with any bidder if the original proposal is not acceptable.

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