Call for Expression of Interest - Interpretation service for events

EU 4 Inclusive Teaching project implemented by Open Society Foundation Albania in partnership with Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland), funded by European Union aims to improve the quality and inclusion in pre university education by supporting the completion of pre-university curriculum reform through the strengthening of teacher in service training effectiveness with a particular focus on competence-based learning and inclusion. Improving learning outcomes of Albanian students and closing the gap between students belonging to different socio-economic categories is crucial for both social cohesion and sustainable development of the country. Therefore, equipping teachers with necessary competencies and skills to build a motivating and inclusive learning environment is the key to advance such priority.

According to indirect management procedures, the General Directorate for Financing and Contracting of EU, World Bank and Other Donor Funds/Central Financing and Contracting Unit (CFCU) under the Ministry of Finance and Economy is the Contracting Authority for this project. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Main objectives of the project:

  • Objective 1. Review and update the professional development curriculum for in-service teachers based on the new key competency-based curriculum in pre-university education.
  • Objective 2. A minimum of 320 highly motivated teachers identified by AQAPE undergo a ToT programme of 22 training days (132 training hours) in line with and supporting the training for 15,000 teachers.
  • Objective 3. A better working environment for school psychologists and social workers. A feasible and relevant blueprint to be used from public institutions in the future to enable a more effective working environment for school psychologists and social workers.
  • Objective 4. Transformation of two special schools in Tirana into resource/excellence centres.

 

Purpose of the Call

This call is targeting potential private companies providing quality professional interpretation of events from Albanian to English language and from English to Albanian language. Namely opening and closing events, three workshops, ToT sessions, study visit, stakeholder meetings. and the training for the special schools staff.

Expected outputs to be achieved

  • Quality professional interpretation of events from Albanian to English language and from English to Albanian language.
  • Expertise in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting as the result of well-practiced strategies in each of the comprehension, translation and the interaction among these events, which are specific to the needs of the contract.
  • The contractor should be able to engage experts for interpretation based on the volume of the events held by the Contracting Authority.
  • Ensure that the interpretation is technically and grammatically correct.

 

Contractual Arrangements
This call for expression of interest does not imply the obligation of Open Society Foundation for Albania to engage any service provider or to establish any contractual relationship between Open Society Foundation for Albania and them.

Only the successful candidates identified in this call will be subsequently invited to submit an official offer for the required service.

Submission of the documents
The deadline for submission of the documents is July 22, 2022 by 17:00.

You can download Call for Expression of Interest - "Interpretation service for events" on this link and Legal entity on this link