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MoT invites foreign consultants to review changes in TUFs
24
Nov '08
Government of India has launched Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) for Textile and Jute Industries w.e.f. 1.4.1999 for a period of 5 years which was subsequently extended up to 31.3.2007. The Scheme has now been extended w.e.f. 1.4.2007 till the end of Eleventh Five Year Plan in the modified form. Ministry of Textiles has desired that an outside agency may be appointed to evaluate the TUFS.

2. The agencies which would like to undertake the evaluation of TUFS may submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India who is the Chairman of the Committee by 27th November, 2008. A background paper on TUFS and broad Terms of Reference for evaluation which indicate the broad approach proposed to be adopted for evaluation is enclosed for reference.

3. The eligibility criteria for submission of EOI :
• Reputed consultants / consulting firms registered under the Societies Act / Companies Act having an experience of atleast five years in conducting such studies and a minimum annual turnover of Rs.3 crore during last three years. Audited accounts along with certificate of Company's turnover from the authroised signatory of the company need to be submitted along with the response.

• The agency should have conducted atleast three such evaluations/studies during the past. Copies of the same may be submitted to this office.

4. The agencies, while submitting their EOI, should take the following into account :
a) The approach for the survey as indicated in the background paper is only suggestive and indicative. The Agency is free to develop its own methodology and approach for the proposed survey.
b) The Agency should submit a concept paper which should indicate the objectives of the survey, methodology, coverage, time frame, expected outcome of the survey and other related aspects.
c) The agency should also submit a paper which should include the profile of the organization, general experience in textile survey and consultancy work, available infrastructure. Unabridged annual reports or audited financial accounts for the last three years should also be submitted.
d) The Agency should not submit any financial bid along with the Expression of Interest.
e) The Expression of Interest, with the above information should reach the Textile Commissioner, 48, New Marine Lines, New CGO Bldg, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400 020 by 3.00 pm on 27th November, 2008.
f) Based on the analysis of the Expression of Interest submitted by various agencies, selected agencies will be asked to make a detailed presentation before the Committee. This presentation will also provide an opportunity to the agencies to obtain any clarifications, which they may have on the nature and scope of the proposed baseline survey.
g) After the presentations, the selected agencies will be asked to submit financial bids for the proposed evaluation of TUFS.
h) The Agency, based on the above exercise, will be selected by the Committee.

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