Request for Proposal: STED Study

Request for Proposal: Consultancy services and technical capacity for the conduct of "A Study on Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) in the Non-Traditional Coconut Export Sectors in the Philippines (Deadline: 19 October 2018)

The ILO STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project Team in the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (ILO CO-Manila) is pleased to announce and launch a call for the Expression of Interest (EoI) for national or international consultants, companies, institutions, and/or organizations interested in conducting a study and report on improving skills development in the coconut export industry.

The ILO STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project is currently implementing a programme support for value chains and skills development in the Philippine coconut export sector under two separate but intertwined programme components: the Trade and Value Chains in Employment-Rich Activities (TRAVERA) and the Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) approaches.

At present, the ILO STRENGTHEN Project is already implementing the TRAVERA enterprise survey of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that are directly or indirectly engaged in activities related to the export production, processing and exporting of non-traditional Filipino coconut products, particularly, virgin coconut oil (VCO), coco sugar, coco coir, etc.

One of the expected outputs from the ILO’s enterprise survey is the drafting and writing of a Country Study and Report on Skills Development in the Philippine Coconut Industry, especially in the non-traditional coconut export sectors, such as VCO, coco sugar, coco coir, coco water, coco milk, among others.

The said Skills Country Report on the Philippine Coconut Industry will be largely based on the ILO’s Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) approach and programme, which aims to provide sectoral support and technical assistance to concerned actors, stakeholders and constituents in a particular export sector of focus in terms of identifying, developing and implementing skills development strategies that could help boost international trade competitiveness, support export growth, generate decent, quality, productive and gainful employment, and contribute to overall economic diversification.

Please find herewith the Terms of Reference of the proposal as well as the STED Brochure for your perusal. 

For further information please contact:

Mr Bryan Balco, National Project Coordinator
ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines

Tel +632 580 9900 or 580 9952
Fax +632 8567597