Ref N° 171

Need assessment and tender dossier for furniture and office equipment for the National Bureau of Employment and its network of local Employment Offices

European Agency for Reconstruction
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 40 380
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
AEDES (Framework Contract Lot 8)
Start date
March 2003
End date
July 2003
Number of staff provided
2 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The National Bureau of Employment with a network of 30 local employment offices all over the country, is responsible for the implementation of labour market policies, the registration of the unemployed, the payment of unemployment benefits, funding of specific training and provision of other more active labour market measures. In order to improve the work of the offices and the services provided, more appropriate equipment and furniture is needed. The objective is to enhance the offices to become more welcoming and client friendly and to enable them to deliver services such as consultations, advise, training and seminars.

The specific outputs of this assignment are:

  • Assessment of the needs of the National Bureau for Employment and its 30 Employment Offices;
  • Recommendations for the purchase of new equipment and furniture;
  • Preparation of the full technical specifications and a detailed budget estimation, in order for the EAR to initiate the tendering procedure;
  • Assistance in the tendering evaluation process.

Type of services provided

PROMAN provided the services of two local and one international procurement expert. In a first step the three experts made an assessment of the existing situation and needs of the respective offices. In consultation with the Employment Office and the EAR Office in Skopje a consensus on a list of items was reached. The international expert drafted the technical specifications and assisted in the tender evaluation in the first part of July. PROMAN further provided the technical backstopping (logistics, quality control, financial follow-up).

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