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Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao PDR program Phase 2 (BEQUAL Phase 2) update: teaming arrangements

The request for Expression of Interest for Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao PDR program Phase 2 (BEQUAL Phase 2) has now been released on Monday 23 March 2021 on AusTender: AusTender ATM ID: DFAT-327.

DFAT has a requirement for a contractor to facilitate and build on the progress of BEQUAL Phase 1. This requirement is aligned with the Partnerships for Recovery Strategy and supporting Laos' long-term recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and is scheduled to last until 30 June 2030, including four years option periods.

BEQUAL Phase 2 aims to contribute to improving learning outcomes of more girls and boys of primary school-age, particularly those experiencing disadvantage, in Lao PDR with two long term (8 years) End of Program Outcomes (EOPO):

  1. Improved teaching practices: Teachers better facilitate primary students learning.
  2. Improved teaching content and pedagogy: Teachers use new primary curriculum and pedagogy.

The program has three preliminary Intermediate (four years) Outcomes (IOs):

  1. Teachers professional competencies: Primary teachers have improved knowledge and skills.
  2. Support and management of teachers: Primary teachers have increased motivation and opportunities for improving their practice.
  3. Primary curriculum and pedagogy: Improved primary curriculum and pedagogy are implemented.

Shortlisted organisations through the EOI process will be invited to join a series of consultations during the design of Phase 2. A Request for Tender is expected to be issued in May to June 2021 and open to the successful shortlisted organisations.

Teaming arrangements

In accordance with clause 6 - How the Process will work, Teaming Arrangements on page 3 of the EOI document, the following list of organisations have expressed an interest in having their contact details shared on this business opportunities page prior to the EOI closing.

The University of Queensland

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited

ChildFund Australia Pty Ltd

The Fred Hollows Foundation

Cognition Education Australia Group Pty Ltd

Delivery Associates

Inclusiv Education

NetReturn Consulting

Plan International Australia

Save the Children Australia

SOFRECO

World Vision Australia

28 April 2021

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