EOI for Empanelment as Training Providers of Project Linked Skill Development Programmes following NSQF


West Bengal Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Other Backward Classes Development & Finance Corporation, a Government of West Bengal undertaking (hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”) implements various Schemes for social and economic uplift of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in the state of West Bengal.

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Applicaition Fee: NIL


Performance Security: 3% of the total value of the Contract value

The Corporation intends to prepare a panel of competent Training Providers who have sufficient experience and credentials for conducting Skill Development training as per National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.

The Corporation invites Expression of Interest from Govt. / Non-Govt. organizations and institutions who may express their interest in compliance with the qualifying criteria as provided below.

Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and State and Central Government organisations capable of conducting short term Skill Development training need not apply for this empanelment exercise.

A. Minimum Qualifying Criteria (Mandatory Requirement) for Participation:

The applicant shall either be a registered / unregistered partnership firm (including limited liability partnership) or a company limited by shares or guarantee (private or public) or a society or a trust or a cooperative society incorporated/registered under the applicable laws of India. Joint applications by way of a consortium will not be entertained. In addition, the applicant shall fulfill the following Technical Capacity and Financial Capacity criteria:

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(i) Technical Capacity requirements are as follows: –
(a) The applicant shall be partner of NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) or affiliates to Sector Skill Council/ Councils (SSC).
(b) The applicant shall produce records satisfactorily evidencing: –
(i) Its presence in West Bengal for at least 2 years during the last 5 years in terms of having at least one operational SMART center in at least 3 districts out of the 23 Districts of West Bengal.

(ii) Conducting skill development training under Government/PSU/Financial Institutions mandate of at least 2,500 candidates, in terms of the Gazette Notification No. H22011/2/2014-SDE-I of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (“Common Norm Notification”) including any amendments thereto, during the last 5 financial years i.e., 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 20212022 and 2022-2023.

(iii) Providing employment sustainably to at least 2,000 candidates in total during the last 5 financial years i.e., 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
(iv) Having valid contracts for Manpower Supply/ Placement with any agency/Organization.
(v) If the applicant has earlier undertaken skill training for the Corporation, the services of the applicant should not have been terminated unilaterally by the Corporation or mutually by both the parties or withdrawn by the applicant, for failure to render the training services, to the satisfaction of the Corporation or for proven incapacity.

(ii) Financial Capacity requirements are as follows: –

The applicant shall have Average Annual Turnover of at least ₹1,00,00,000/- (Rupees One Crore) only during the financial years 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

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B. Technical Presentation

The applicants who are found to have met the Qualifying Criteria will be shortlisted and required to make a Technical Presentation before the Evaluation Committee formed by the Corporation for such purpose, as per date and time notified by the Corporation. The shortlisted applicants would be informed over phone/ e-mail about the schedule of Technical Presentation before the Evaluation Committee. The marking methodology followed for evaluation of applicants shall be as follows:

The applicants will be marked on a maximum of 100 marks as per the marking methodology given above. All those applicants who obtain a minimum of 50 marks in total, which shall include atleast the minimum marks in each Category, 1 to 7, will be considered eligible for empanelment. The marking shall be done by the Committee after Technical Presentation is completed. Decision of the Evaluation Committee shall be final and binding.

Sectors for Empanelment:

The Corporation is interested to conduct skill development activities for its target group people in the following sectors in future: –
Agriculture, Apparel, Automotive, Beauty & Wellness, Construction, Electronics, Handicrafts and Carpet, Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare, Retail, Instrumentation & Automation, Information Technology & Information Technology enabled Services, Leather, Tourism & Hospitality, Food Processing, Media & Mass Communication, Plumbing, Management & Entrepreneurship, Green Jobs, Telecom, Security & Surveillance and other admissible Sectors constituted by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India and NSDC and mentioned in the Common Norm Notification.

Mode of submission of EOI:

Interested applicants will have to express interest on their letterhead addressed to the Managing Director, West Bengal Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Other Backward Classes Development & Finance Corporation along with information as provided in Forms A to E and documents in support. Sealed cover containing the above documents should reach the office of the Corporation located at CF-217/A/1, Sector- , Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 064 latest by 3-00 PM of 11-08-2023. Applications sent elsewhere or after the cutoff date and time will not be entertained under any circumstances. All the forms and documents submitted by the applicants along with their application letter should be duly signed and stamped on all pages, by their authorised representatives.

The applicants interested to obtain further information may contact Dr. B. N. Sarkar, Research Officer, West Bengal Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Other Backward Classes Development & Finance Corporation at CF – 217/A/1, Sector – I, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 064 or mail their queries to [email protected].


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