The project “Achieving Kuwait 2035 Vision Towards Persons with Disability” supports PADA to enhance its human capacities and organizational effectiveness towards achieving its mandate. It supports its efforts at integration of PWDs in schools, employment, and social life in partnership with CSOs working for disabilities and supports it to ensure an inclusive physical environment for PWDs. The project will continue until December 2018. It seeks to achieve three outputs:
The Public Authority for Disabled Affairs (PADA)
The Public Authority for Disabled Affairs (PADA) of Kuwait is responsible for all matters related to care and rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities. Its mandate includes, inter alia, setting the disability policy; setting regulations and procedures for education, care and rehabilitation of PWDs and developing and overseeing an integrated action plan responsible for all aspects of Persons with Disabilities’ welfare in coordination with relevant government entities. PADA was established as per law no.8 for 2010 as a governmental entity. The law is concerned with protecting the rights of Persons with Disabilities in Kuwait and covers their inclusion in society, rehabilitation, education and employment in addition to care and other government services and entitlements. PADA developed a five-year strategy 2014 – 2019, which includes 15 themes and goals and provides a guiding framework for implementation and has an annual development plan. One of these themes is inclusive education that aims to support access of person with disabilities to good inclusive educational services in coordination with Ministry of Education.
Educational Support for Children with disabilities
Part of the financial support PADA provides for the PWD is the fees for special education. Currently, PADA provides educational support for around 7500 students in 68 private schools. These schools provide special education programs for a different type of disability and follow either the official national curriculum (Arabic schools) or international curriculum (foreign language schools). Moreover, PADA provides financial support for students in preschool and after school institutions. In addition to financial support, PADA oversees the services provided to PWD in the schools and evaluates and monitors these schools to ensure proper educational services provided. The school fees are currently estimated by the school owner, they submit annually the cost for the student with the overhead school budget for approval from PADA evaluation and approval. The Education Sector at PADA review and evaluate the school fees submitted by schools, and negotiate the fees until PADA and school reach an agreement.
Based on the current rules and procedures, PADA cannot control either stop the request for increasing the schools’ fees, and the current procedure exhausts the resources of PADA in evaluating school fees instead of monitoring the progress of students.
Guideline and criteria for Educational Support for Children with disabilities
Within the framework of the project and output 1.2, the project aims to remove barriers to social, economic and educational inclusion of individuals with disabilities in Kuwait, to empower individuals with disabilities in Kuwait to achieve their full potential, and enable them to fully contribute to the society they live in. One approach to achieving its aims is by support access to all types and degrees of disabilities at all levels of education or vocational training. This TOR focus on the educational support currently provided by PADA for students with disabilities, It aims to review the current situation related to evaluating the quality of education and determining the school fees, develop criteria and evaluation process to ensure quality of education and availability of special need requirements, and develop a comprehensive framework and guideline for educational support program based on the analysis of current situation.
 The law no.10 for 2010 on Disability available at http://www.pada.gov.kw:8000/MainLaw.aspx
Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of this assignment is to enhance PADA capabilities to provide educational support for persons with disability. It will provide a comprehensive model for funding educational services at private schools. The consultant is expected to develop a mechanism, guidelines, and criteria that qualifying private schools to the program including determining the school tuition calculation based on clear measures. The Consultant is expected to work closely with PADA to achieve the above role. The assignment will contribute to Output 1.2.
Specific tasks include:
All final deliverables must be in Arabic language and submitted in hard copy and electronic format.
Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments
The Consultant will:
Duration of the Work:
The duration of this consultancy is expected to be 12 weeks. Expected start date of the assignment is 8th October 2017.
The consultant is expected to be in Kuwait for the duration of the assignment and will be based at PADA office.
Total score=Technical Score + Financial Score.
Technical Criteria weight – 70%, 700 scores maximum
Financial Criteria weight – 30%. 300 scores maximum
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 from 700 points in the Technical part of evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the TOR in order to determine whether they are compliant/non-compliant.
2nd stage: Evaluation of technical proposals
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70%) at the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
3rd stage: Financial evaluation
The cumulative analysis will be used based on the following methodology: All the offers of individual consultants who scored 490 (70% from 700) and more points during the desk review are acceptable for financial evaluation. The lowest financial qualified proposal receives 300 points and all the other technically qualified proposals receive points in inverse proportion per the formula:
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
Required Skills and Experience
Master degree in Education, Special Education, Education Quality, Education Policy and Management, Inclusion or related fields
or Bachelor degree in the mentioned fields with additional 5 years of experience in the same fields.
Note: Kuwaiti nationals whose qualifications are assessed equivalently with another offer based on the required criteria will be given priority over the other.
Offerors are requested to compile in one PDF document and submit the following to be considered for this assignment:
|Closing date:||September 25, 2017|