Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Project (YEEP)

ISSUED MAY 11, 2020

Reference Number : NAYCOM/ADB/YEEP 005

Sector : Skills Development Financing Agreement reference: FAPA – 5700155002601 / TSF Pillar III – 5900155010651

Project ID No. : P-SL-KB0-001


Background :

The Government of Sierra Leone has received financing from the African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance and the Transition Support Facility Pillar III to finance the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Project. The project intends’ to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for consulting services for entrepreneurship, business skills Training (including fish farming), and development (business incubation and growth).

The objective of the call is to scale up the ongoing implementation of project activities in two key areas :

  1. Skills development for Employment ;
  2. Youth Entrepreneurship and development

The consultancy services under this assignment will be implemented in Eight months period. The support will enhance interactive learning platform to train young aspiring entrepreneurs in Entrepreneurship, Business /Fish Farming Management and Technical Skills that will ultimately translate into improved efficiency and productivity. The support will also help to kindle the entrepreneurial spirit of the youths, establish a business incubation and growth program and empower youth to successfully develop an effective innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem where innovative entrepreneurs & youth fish farmers can flourish. This will involve business skills training including coaching, mentoring and providing post training support to at least one hundred (100) youth SMEs including fifteen (15) youth in aquaculture.

The National Youth Commission now invites eligible Non-Governmental Organizations to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested NGOs must provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.

The shortlisting criteria by which evaluation of EOI will be based on are as follows :

  1. Considerable experience (at least five years) in Business Training, Incubation and Growth of youth SMEs; The NGO should also have experience in preparing training manuals and delivering business skills training ;
  2. Key professional personnel in the area of Youth Business Training, Incubation and Growth ;
  3. Experience in similar environment ;
  4. Experience in at least three similar assignments over the last five years period ;
  5. The NGO should be duly registered ;
  6. Demonstrate experience working on donor funded projects

The method of selection shall be Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS). The eligibility criteria for short list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the Procurement Policy for the African Development Bank Group funded operations dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 16:00 PM Sierra Leone Time.

Expression of interest must be delivered in hard copy or submitted by email to the address below by Friday May 25, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. (Sierra Leone time) and must be specifically marked “Expression of Interest for Entrepreneurship Development and Growth

Attn : The Procurement Officer

National Youth Commission

National Stadium Swimming Pool,

Brookfields, Freetown

Sierra Leone

Telephone : +232-78-676-799

Email : [email protected] and [email protected]