RFP-Revision and Rationalization of Qualification Packs and National Occupational Standards of Job Roles in Mining Industry

Skill Council for Mining Sector
Last date: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Detailed Description

About the Organization:

Skill Council for Mining Sector (SCMS) promoted by FIMI and supported by Ministry of Mines is the apex body to train and meet the requirement of skilled workforce for the mining industry in PPP mode, approved by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The core activity of SCMS is to formulate the National Occupational Standard (NOS) for different job roles aligned to National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) notified by Government of India, in December, 2013. SCMS is a registered company under section 25 of companies’ act 2013 and have been issued 80G certificate under income tax act 1961 in October, 2015. This allows SCMS to undertake training under Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects for various companies.


SCMS seeks RFP from reputed consulting firms, which can undertake the job of development of “National Occupational Standards” as per the scope given in the RFP documents.

  • Qualification Packs (QPs) when initially approved by the regulatory body are provided validity for a specific period ranging from 2 to 5 years. When the QP-NOS come up for re-validation, they may be modified as per the current trends and market requirement.
  • With new directives from NCVET and NSDC, the entire Qualification Review Committee (QRC) Docket needs to be reworked and reformatted as the template for various the documents have been revised.
  • According to the QP-NOS Review Guidelines, it is recommended that QP-NOS be periodically updated for relevance to industry and labour practices. When the QP-NOS is created, the Next Review Date is mentioned in the QP-NOS document. QPs can, however, be revised at the discretion of the concerned SSC (Sector Skill Council) in case of technological or market disruption.

The Core considerations to be taken while Revising and Rationalizing the QPs are:

  • Rigor and robustness of NOS and their NSQF levelling.
  • Inclusion of sustainability, gender, PwD and behavioural skills.
  • Curricula design/development for broader utility across qualification types.
  • Nomenclature and QP/NOS coding, along with NCO codes.
  • Occupational Map and Career Progression.
  • SCMS, through this Request for Proposal (RFP), seeks to select competent consulting firms with relevant experience and capabilities to revise National Occupational Standards (NOS) for selected job roles based on the envisaged career path in the mining industries in India.

Scope of Work

The scope of this project shall include but not necessarily be limited to the following tasks:

  • Assessment of current skill, knowledge/competencies required with standards of performance for identified occupations in the Mining sector.
  • Updation of Occupational and Functional Maps of Mining Sector & Industry Workforce: Identify and map out critical skills, competencies and standards thereof for consistent performance as per standards laid out in NSDC QP-NOS Protocol.
  • Revision & Rationalization of QP-NOS
  • Review of Assessment criteria, if required
  • Listing of Equipment / tools for delivery of training for the QP
  • Development of Model Curriculum as per the NSDC template
  • Validation through key stakeholders and documentation of QP-NOS as per NSDC guidelines.
  • Produce Final Version of QP-NOSs on Skill India Portal (SIP)
  • Approval of revised QPs by QRC and NSQC as per the communicated/available dates.
  • Eligibility Criteria for bidder

The following entities will be eligible to participate in the RFP:

  • Only legally established, Indian entities will be considered for submitting bid.
  • It is mandatory for the applicant entity to be registered as an organization (company or society, but not firms / proprietorship) Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) organizations will be ineligible to bid.
  • Bids from consortiums will not be accepted.
  • Copy of Registration Certificate and Memorandum of Association to be forwarded with application.
  • For the purpose of ‘bids’ entities having several ‘sister’ concerns with the same / shared management can apply only as a single applicant. Applications from other concerns with shared management will NOT be regarded as separate applicants.
  • Any organization that has been blacklisted by any central / state government at the time of submitting bid will be ineligible.
  • Any organization / directors against whom criminal proceedings are in progress / charges framed will be ineligible to bid.
  • Bids from religious organizations/trust catering only to a particular segment are ineligible to apply


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