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Vanuatu Education Sector Program – Skills for Economic Growth (Vanuatu TVET sector Strengthening Program phase 4)

This notice is provided for information to the market, prospective tenderers and suppliers. DFAT will likely go to tender to continue the existing Skills for Economic Growth program with an estimated budget of AUD12,500,000 over four (4) years 2016/17 to 2019/20.

Australia's support for the TVET sector in Vanuatu began in 1997 with a nine year institutional strengthening project which supported the development of the Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) and the establishment of the Vanuatu National Training Council now called Vanuatu Qualifications Authority. The TVET Sector Strengthening Program started in its current form in June 2008 with the intention to facilitate decentralised TVET service delivery. The overall vision of the Program is to support economic growth through a network of provincial TVET Centres (financed through joint Government of Australia and Government of Vanuatu contribution) operating as the primary service delivery coordination mechanism for a decentralised, quality assured TVET system under the Ministry of Education and Training. Four (4) TVET Centres are now operating throughout the provinces of Torba, Sanma, Malampa and Tafea to coordinate the delivery of a range of accredited training and business development support services linked to provincial productive sector planning and priorities.

More information: Vanuatu TVET Sector Strengthening Program

The program in its current form is delivered through a managing contractor, though the implementing team is localised. An independent evaluation of phase 3 was finalised in July 2015, and demonstrated the value for money and some economic and social impacts of the program. DFAT will go to open tender for a design/implement program in October / November 2015.

This information is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for any described services. The scale, scope and focus of any proposed program may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian and Vanuatu governments before any procurement process will commence.

This information is subject to delays, revision or cancellations.

Last Updated: 12 October 2015
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