Objective: The RFP aims to implement project-based skilling interventions, particularly targeting marginalized or vulnerable groups and those in difficult or remote geographies. This includes groups like Scheduled Castes and Tribes, transgender persons, persons with disabilities, and others recognized by the Government of India.
Focus Areas: The projects are intended to cover short-term skilling initiatives, projects with innovative strategies, and those offering local livelihood through market-linked entrepreneurship or international placements. Future skills as identified by the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) are a priority.
Eligibility for Organizations: Organizations interested in implementing these projects must meet specific criteria, such as being incorporated for at least three years, having a certain turnover percentage, and maintaining a positive net worth. The RFP also invites proposals from various types of organizations, including industry bodies, MSMEs, Community-Based Organizations, startups, and educational institutions.
Proposal Submission: Proposals must be submitted online through the Skill India Digital (SID) platform. The submission process includes a registration fee and a proposal fee.
Evaluation Process: Proposals will be evaluated based on organizational strength, proposal strength, and innovativeness. The process involves a Test of Responsiveness and a Desk Evaluation stage.
Training and Assessment: The document outlines the requirements for training and assessment, emphasizing the need for accredited and affiliated training centers and compliance with NSQF and NCVET norms.
Funding and Payments: Information on project funding, including the payment schedule and performance monitoring, is provided, aligning with PMKVY 4.0 norms.
Legal and Ethical Compliance: The RFP stresses the importance of legal and ethical compliance in the execution of the projects. It mentions the consequences of engaging in corrupt or fraudulent practices.
Terms and Conditions: The document includes detailed terms and conditions regarding the interpretation of the RFP, compliance with laws, change in laws and regulations, and dispute resolution.