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The National Development Plan (PDN-2018-2022) highlights the promotion of entrepreneurship as one of the pillars for the country's social and economic development. However, the Angolan economy has contracted for four consecutive years and economic forecasts, according to the Ministry of Finance, will remain negative, indicating a recession of -1.2% in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly exacerbated the country’s weak macro-fiscal situation in a context of unemployment and difficulties in the development of the private sector. The unemployment rate increased to 32.0% in the first quarter of 2020, while one in two young people aged 15-24 years is unemployed. On the other hand, Angola appears in position 177 in the World Bank's ranking of 190 economies with ease of doing business in 2020. The promotion of the development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and innovation remains one of the main priorities from the government. Innovation and technology transfer can favor entrepreneurship. This is a fact substantiated in the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (PNCTI). Given this conjecture of employability of traditional businesses, together with the Government's financial programs for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), it is essential to create the conditions for stimulating entrepreneurship and innovation, as a way to not only respond to the livelihood needs of young people, as well as transforming problems and needs into opportunities to create prosperous businesses and good jobs. The Provincial Government of Luanda intends to establish the Luanda Entrepreneur Academy, a training center of excellence, which aims to train young entrepreneurs and promote the creation of new companies. The United Nations Program (UNDP), in Angola, within its Country Cooperation Framework (CDP 2020-2022) aims to explore and strengthen the support and incentive systems for Entrepreneurship to maximize the desirable impact of policies and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country. For this purpose, the Provincial Government of Luanda and UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to establish the Academy of the Luanda entrepreneur. The national competition is launched to recruit a national company or consortium with proven experience in preparing strategic plans for training institutions, academies or entrepreneurship centers or the development of studies in the area of entrepreneurship. The Luanda Entrepreneur Academy (hereinafter referred to as the Academy or AEL) is a center of excellence at the provincial level, dedicated to the Professional Training of adolescents and young people in the field of business creation and development skills, as well as their technical and ethics in order to foster self-employment. AEL was created by Executive Decree No. 315/19, of 19 October and develops its activities based on management instruments defined in Art. 15 of the said Decree.
The activities of the Luanda Entrepreneur Academy can be circumscribed to three main areas of action on which its attributions are inserted:
• Professional Technical Training
• Incubation of Innovative Ideas
• Insertion in the Youth Community
It is in view of this that this request for quotation is launched seeking qualified firms to submit their offers in line with the requirements of the RFQ attached hereto