Request for Expressions of Interest: Establish or Upgrade a Hospitality and Tourism School in Ghana


Event Africa Contributor 04/09/2020 Uncategorized

Ghana’s Tourism Development Project is in search of candidates who will support the upgrading and/or establishment of hospitality and tourism training schools in the country.

Publication date: 18 August 2020

The government of the Republic of Ghana (GOG) has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Tourism Development Project (TDP) and intends to apply part of the proceed towards the costs for the upgrading and/or establishment of one or more hospitality and tourism training school(s) along public-private arrangement models and methods.

The development objective(s) for the establishment of said school(s) is to develop tourism skills across the country. The prequalified institutions or firms will be expected to enter into bilateral partnership arrangements with the Government of Ghana towards the upgrading and/or establishment of a hospitality and tourism training school(s) in its territory, to create essential capabilities in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Expressions of interest must include, but are not limited to, the following:

(i) Company/institution’s profile of key staff, history, existing programmes, ownership model. Previous experience in running/establishment of such schools (Ghana, sub-regions, elsewhere);

(ii) Overview of the vision, purpose, proposed course, and demand retionale for the upgrade/establishment, in comparison with competitor schools. THis should indicate how the school will particularly cater to the needs of female and disabled students.

(iii) Brief indication of proposed business model for upgrades or establishment of tourism and hospitality training schools explaining how they will be financially sustainable, how they will minimize any negative impacts ont he environment and attain and lower their carbon footprint.

(iv) Preliminary indication of tpublic investment needed for hard and soft infrastructire and other equipment requirements for the purpose of establishing the proposed tourism and hospitaluty training schools.

(v) Indication of other public support required from the GOG

(vi) The risks perceived by the organisation (business or other) as well as risk mitigating measures proposed to limit risk exposure.

(vii) An indication of private partners, including training establishment, hospitality management film, etc. and each partner’s role/partnership structure.

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture now invites eligible institutions/firms who have the required experience to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. THe shortlisting criteria will be based on said firm’s responses to the requirements as stated above.

The attention of interested firms is drawn to Section III, paragraphs 3.14, 3.16, 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations of IPF Borrowers July 2016 and revised November 2017 and August 2018, the procurement regulations, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT A SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE

Expression of Interest in hard and/or soft copy should be delivered to the address below on or before Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 10:00am Accra time, promptly and clearly marked as: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: SUPPORT FOR THE UPGRADING AND/OR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM TRAINING SCHOOL:

  • The Ag. Project Coordinator
  • Tourism Development Project
  • Bureau of Ghana Languages
  • Kawukudi Accra
  • Ghana Post GPS – GA-01902774

Tel: 054 158 7658

Email: procurementtwborg@gmail.com

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