Request for Proposal to
Integrate Labour Rights and Decent Work Agenda in
National TVET system


Assessing current status of Labour Rights and Decent Work in Informal Enterprises

This call for Expression of Interest (EoI) describes in Part (A) Swisscontact, the project’s background, the assignment that needs to be carried out and the deliverables of the consultant/s. Part (B) explains the content, evaluation and submission of the proposal for the assignment to be carried out as described in Part (A).



Swisscontact was established in 1959 as an independent organisation by prominent individuals from the worlds of commerce and science in Switzerland. It is exclusively involved in international cooperation and since 1961 has carried out its own and mandated projects. Since it was founded, Swisscontact has maintained close ties with the private sector. Swisscontact is currently active in 36 countries implementing 123 projects with a workforce of over 1,400 people. The organisation is based in Zurich. Swisscontact concentrates on four core areas of private sector development:

  • Skills Development
  • SME Promotion
  • Financial Services
  • Resource Efficiency

Swisscontact Bangladesh office is based in Dhaka. As per the Mission of Swisscontact, the Country Office has the mandate to develop and maintain the Foundation’s portfolio of development projects in Bangladesh.

Building Skills for Unemployed and Underemployed Labour (B-SkillFUL)

Jointly funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and European Union (EU), B-SkillFUL project of Swisscontact aims to improve the well-being of poor and disadvantaged men and women by increasing their access to the labour market and increased income, while safeguarding their fundamental rights at work. The project facilitates implementation of demandable skills training programmes and job placement through local Training Service Providers (TSPs) in Dinajpur, Joypurhat, Bogura, Tangail, Gazipur and Jashore. B-SkillFUL also raises awareness amongst potential trainees, graduates and informal sector enterprises on issues of labour rights and decent work (LRDW). The duration of the project Phase I is 4 years 3 months.

Submission of proposal:

Proposals must be written in English and submitted in hard copies and soft copies. Both hard and soft copies must reach Swisscontact by 18 August 2019, 05:00 pm. Any application received after the deadline will be disqualified.

a) Hard copies of proposals must be submitted to:

Mr. Mostafizur Rahman
Coordinator – Admin, Finance, External Relations, B-SkillFUL
Swisscontact Bangladesh
House 19, Road 11, Baridhara, Dhaka‐1212, Bangladesh
The envelope must be marked with “Name of the applicant” and “B-SkillFUL LRDW integration into National TVET system”.  

b) Soft copies of the EoIs are to be submitted by email to:

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