Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) Research Consultancy Service

at Education Development Trust
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 16, 2021
Category Business Development
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


Education Development Trust is implementing a DFID financed TARGET project in Ethiopia. The project provides support to the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Regional Education Bureaus (REBs) to strengthen the delivery of the World Bank GEQIP-E ‘Programme for Results (P4R) aimed at addressing the” learning crisis”.

Education Development Trust is seeking a consultancy firm or consortium of firms to develop a comprehensive education financing strategy and PPP strategy for the general education sector. The assignment will rigorously consider ongoing and new education sector initiatives and related financing evidence. In addition, details on the critical role of the non-state sector, State Owned Enterprises (SOE), and other alternatives in the mobilization of critical funding will be addressed in the financing strategy.

This REOI is therefore to invite qualified firms or consortia to show their interest to work with the Ed Dev Trust/TARGET team to develop a financing and PPP strategies for effective and efficient financing of the education sector in Ethiopia suitable to help the country meet its educational
Invited by: Education Development Trust (Ed Dev Trust)
Project Name: Technical Assistance to Reinforce GEQIP-E in Ethiopia (TARGET)
Owner: TARGET Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, Research & Analysis (MERA)
Invitee: Firms or Institutions with Extensive Experience in Similar and Related Assignments in the Education Sector
Invited for: Developing the below two strategies that are treated as ONE deliverable: -
1. “Education Financing Strategy” and,
2. “Public Private Partnership (PPP) Strategy for the General Education Sector in Ethiopia”
Duration of Research: Five (5) months.
Opening Date of Announcement: 12 July 2021
Closing Date of Announcement: 23 July 2021 @05:00 PM
  1. This tender will be evaluated in a Two-Stage-Tendering through which only Technical Qualifications are evaluated in the first stage. So, vendors are NOT required to submit their Financial Quotation at this stage but only Technical Documents as detailed in the TOR.
  2. Only those Technically qualified will be contacted for the second Stage Submission of Financial/ Budget.
  3. If there is any question/ request for clarification, please write on same email below before 20 July 2021.

Job Requirements

Key Considerations:
  • The desired consultancy service is from a Legally Registered Firm most preferably a Consortium of Local and International Firms with proven experience in related assignments of Education Sector. Therefore, applicants are highly encouraged to from consortia or partnerships that include local and international experience in similar assignments.
  • Interested firms/institutions are expected to attach on the email Copies Legal Documents (Renewed License) and Profile indicating that they are qualified to perform the services including a description of similar assignments done and experience in similar conditions.
  • Having received the expression of interest, Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to eligible candidates to proceed to the next step (develop and submit technical proposal). Selection of consultancy will be done using comprehensive criteria developed for the purpose.

Applying Instructions

The expressions of interest should be submitted via e-mail to: -
Before closing date of this announcement.
Ed Dev Trust has the right to cancel the tender.
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