Request for expressions of interest: Provision of consultancy services for the design and development of a mentorship platform

Project Name: The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) for Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Grant No.: D347-3A

Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for design and development of a mentorship platform for the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund

Reference No: KE-ICIPE-210023-CS-INDV

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) aim to design and develop an online mentoring/supervision system providing intra-scholarship communication and experiential learning-embedded mentorship for RSIF PhD scholarship recipients. This system will enable communication between the RSIF program, university, mentors, students, and peers with integrated pathways of support for doctoral candidates and mentors in their work related to the RSIF scholarship.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found on the following link:

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

  • A PhD Degree in education or other relevant field, with a focus on cultural perspectives and/or cultural responsiveness.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in leading the design, development, and/or implementation of contextually relevant online learning resources, media, and environments.
  • Relevant Experience: Examples of at least three (3) relevant assignments undertaken in the last five (5) years of similar nature as sought by icipe.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub- consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultants Qualification” (CQS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at this address ( during office hours 08:00 – 17:00 hrs East Africa Time.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person and deposited in the icipe Tender Box, located at icipe Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi (Carroll Wilson Building, Ground Floor) (for local firms) or submitted via courier to the address below (for overseas firms) on or before 26th February 2021 at 11:00 hrs, East Africa Time. The bids will be opened the same date and time, in the presence of those submitting. The submissions in hard copy should be clearly marked: ‘Expression of Interest – Design and Development of a Mentorship platform for the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF)”. REF: KE-ICIPE-210023-CS-INDV. Electronic submissions can be sent to

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Attn:  Susan Kariuki, Procurement Manager

Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30772, 00100 GPO


Tel:  +254-20-8632000 , Fax: +254-20-8632001/2