Request for Proposal (RFP): Pacific TVET Projects

COL is seeking TVET institutions from the Pacific to undertake projects to apply a TVET Online Toolkit in their institutions.

The resources that will be available in the Toolkit are designed to contribute to enhancing the capacity and efficiency of the TVET sector in the Pacific. The resources will be able to be accessed by anyone, but are particularly focused on the needs of TVET teachers, TVET leaders and those supporting TVET education in industry. A wide range of resources will be available in the Toolkit, including eLearning modules, case studies, examples, and templates.

Submission deadline: 0800 hours Pacific Time (Vancouver) Wednesday, 20 October 2021

To Apply: Proposal Submission Form must be submitted by email by 20 October 2021 with the subject line ‘Pacific TVET Projects Proposal’ attention to ODFL Partnership Project


  1. TVET Projects RFP
  2. TVET Projects Submission Form

Request for Proposal (RFP): Online ODL Course Catalogue

COL is seeking a contractor, preferably based in the Pacific region or if not with extensive experience of working in the Pacific, to upgrade/re-develop a searchable online course catalogue of open and distance learning courses (ODL) available to teachers in the Pacific.

A prototype was developed as an example and subjected to a three-way review and regional consultancy process (technical, and school- and university-based end-users). The contractor will be expected to upgrade or redesign the prototype according to the review feedback by or before 31 January 2022. A document with key findings from a regional consultation and related guidelines for the new service provider is available here.

Submission deadline: 0800 hours Pacific Time (Vancouver) Friday 15 October 2021

To Apply: Proposal Submission Form and Budget Form (including any supporting documents) must be submitted by email by 15 October 2021 with the subject line ‘Online ODL Course Catalogue Proposal’ attention to ODFL Partnership Project


  1. ODL Course RFP
  2. ODL Course Proposal Submission Form
  3. Budget Form

Answers to questions on the RFP Online ODL Course Catalogue available here

Contracting Consultants

COL supplements its staff resources and internal expertise by contracting consultants to undertake some of its programme work in the implementation and delivery of its strategic plan. The expertise of consultants may be required at various stages for such services as:

  • Needs analysis and feasibility study services
  • Workshop facilitation, training and instructional design
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Other short and medium-term professional and technical assistance.

A consultant or team of consultants may be commissioned.

A consultant who is assigned a contract for service must be qualified to carry out all terms of reference assigned and be accountable for completing the job satisfactorily. To achieve this aim, COL may select individual consultants, firms or consultancy teams to undertake an assignment using the selection framework outlined below. Individual consultants should hold citizenship from a Commonwealth country. When COL is not able to locate a suitable consultant from within the Commonwealth, it will use a consultant with citizenship from outside member countries.

Selection Framework

COL uses the total contract value to determine the process to be used in the selection of consultants. For assignments with a total contract value between $15,001 and $49,999, COL will typically seek competitive quotes from two to three qualified consultants using a prepared statement of work. A competitive process is not mandatory for contracts with a total value less than $15,000 but is encouraged.

For contracts and assignments with a total contract value between $50,000 and $99,999, a shortened selection process will be followed involving short-listing a minimum of three qualified Consultants and seeking detailed proposals from those short-listed. Expressions of Interest may be requested if useful.

For contracts and assignments with a total contract value of greater than $100,000, the successful consultant will be identified through a competitive selection process consisting of a short-listing from Expressions of Interest (EOI) received and the assessment of full proposals including costs. EOI’s are initial requests for information from consultants from which a short-list for seeking full proposals is selected and will enable a wider pool of consultants to be screened without requiring the submission (or assessment) of a large number of detailed proposals. From the assessment of the EOI, a short-list will be selected from whom full proposals will be sought. Information required will vary depending on the assignment.

Requests for Expressions of Interest and from time to time, other consulting opportunities will be advertised on this page.

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