|Overview : |
Biashara Centres were variedly established in four counties between November 2014 (Kwale) and June 23rd, 2016 (Turkana), as partnership between UNDP and county government to provide Business development services, including market linkages, ICT solutions, support to MSEs growth, growth in entrepreneurship leadership in the counties as well as offer One- stop-shop Centre for business solutions. UNDP provided both technical and financial support for establishment of office facilities including ICT laboratories with modern equipment and operationalization of the centres in the four counties. UNDP also supported the centres with short term technical assistance in the form of UN Volunteers to provide business expertise to the county governments, coordinate activities of the BCs and increase outreach and access for BDS services. The objective of this consultancy, therefore, is to understand “what problems MSEs in the four UNDP counties have and why isn’t the BDS providing solutions to these?” and develop realistic, market-appropriate solutions, consistent with local context while informed by global experiences for supporting entrepreneurial ecosystems through BDS. Additionally, the strategy shall inform the development of national guiding framework on the establishment of 10 regional Biashara Centres across the country by the government. In the course of preparing and submitting your proposal, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it is submitted into the system before the deadline. The system will automatically block and not accept any bid after the deadline. Kindly ensure that supporting documents required are signed and in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files. It shall remain your responsibility to ensure that your quotation is submitted on or before the deadline indicated by UNDP in the eTendering system. Bids must be submitted in the online eTendering system in the following link: https://etendering.partneragencies.org using your username and password. If you have not registered in the system before, you can register now by logging in using username: event.guest password: why2change and follow the registration steps as specified in the system user guide. Your proposal must be expressed in the English, and valid for a minimum period of 120 days from the bid closing date. You are kindly requested to indicate whether your company intends to submit a Proposal by clicking on “Accept Invitation”.