LR-Youth Oppurtunities Project

Prior Information Notice

General Information

   Dec 23, 2016
   World Bank

Contact information

   Mr. Jesse Bengu
Ministry of Youth and Sports/PMU
19th Street Sinkor
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Goods, Works and Services

Welfare services for children and young people  

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Youth Opportunities Project(YOP)

Social Protection andLabor


Credit No.: 5621-LR

Project ID No.P146827


 The Government of Liberia has received a loan inthe amount ofUS$ 10.0 million equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the Youth Opportunities Project, and it intends to apply part ofthe proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services andconsulting services to be procured under thisproject.


The project will include the followingcomponents:

  Ø   Component 1: Pre-employment Social Supportand Household Enterprises for Urban Youth

  • Subcomponent 1A: Pre-employment Social Support. The objective of this subcomponent is to increase the employment readiness of youth by supporting the development ofnoncognitive skills and positive attitudes toward work.This subcomponent will offer intensive pre-employment and psychosocialsupport to improve productivity. In relation to this subcomponent consulting services will be sought for the following activities: (i) developing relevanttraining materials for providing social support and pre-employment skill building to youth beneficiaries; (ii)  targeting and screening youth to participate in the program; (iii) supporting youthbeneficiaries and delivering training materials and follow up support over a 15 month period; (iv) making sure youth beneficiariesand staff have the appropriate materials and necessary support (e.g. childcare, etc.) to participate; (v) collecting data forM&E purposes. This subcomponent will beimplemented in Monrovia, Liberia.
  • Subcomponent 1B: Household Enterprises. This subcomponent aims to (a) increaselabor productivity of youth working in household enterprises and (b) facilitate the entryof youth into household enterprises.In relationto this subcomponent consulting serviceswill be sought for the following activities: (i)providing orientation workshops for youth on the objectives and expected outcomes of the program, (ii)facilitating youth groups on the development of their own household enterprise subproject proposals, (iii)supporting the youthgroups over the 18 month engagement in their subproject, including obtaining access to space and start-up grants, connecting themto appropriate training opportunities, and responsibly managing subproject finances, and (iv) supporting the youth groups tofederate and formalize their household enterprises. This subcomponent will be implemented in Monrovia, Liberia.


  Ø   Component 2: Productive Public Works andLife Skills Support

  • Subcomponent 2A: Productive Public Works and Life Skills Support. This subcomponent will provide immediate consumption smoothing support through productive public worksand life skills training to vulnerable youth in rural areas. Using CDD approach, youth will be engaged in Public works activitiesthrough community?level farm production for staple crops. Life skills support will focus on conflict resolution, basic financialeducation, peer communityawareness on sanitation, hygiene, and health promotion to enhance thelong-term benefits to rural youthparticipating in the productive public works program. In relation to this subcomponent consulting services will not be soughtout using ICB.Instead national consultants will be sought to ensure daily local support and supervision of beneficiary implementation at the community level. This subcomponent willbe implemented in the fifteen counties of Liberia.


Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will beconducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDACredits (current edition), and is open to all eligible bidders  asdefined in the guidelines.Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (currentedition).[1]


Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under theWorld Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, asthey become available, in UN Development Business and dgMarket and Liberia Executive Mansion Website and local newspapersby January 2017.  


Interested bidders may obtain further information, bycontacting:


Mr. Jesse Bengu

National Coordinator

Program Management Unit

Ministry of Youth andSports

19th Street Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia


[1]     Occasionally contracts may befinanced out of tied trust funds that would further restrict eligibility to a particular group of member countries. When thisis thecase, it should be mentioned in this paragraph. Also indicate any margin of preference that may be granted as specified in the loanor credit agreement and set forth in the bidding documents.

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