The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) the Commission invites qualified and competent service providers to express interest in the provision of the TPD training and related programmes for registered teachers in Kenya.
Eligible and qualified service providers may bid as individual entities or as a consortium.
Earlier TSC selected four institutions(KU, MKU, RIARA and KEMI) to offer TPD Modules an idea which was not welcoming to many teachers across the country.
Teacher Professional Development (TPD) OBJECTIVE
The overall objective of the TPD is to improve learning outcomes in Kenyan schools by:
(i) Institutionalizing a culture of life-long learning of teachers and instructional leaders
(ii) promoting institution-based professional learning practices;
(iii) Equipping teachers and instructional leaders with 21st century skills;
(iv) Building capacity for teachers and instructional leaders’ competencies in creating supportive, safe and healthy learning environments.
Upon successful completion of the TPD program, the teacher shall be issued with a teaching certificate renewable every five years.
Why TPD Modules?
The initial training of teachers can be good but it does not prepare them how to handle the emerging challenges in the ever-changing educational landscape.
Teacher professional development will ensure that the teachers knowledge and skills are up to date to enhance the delivery of high-quality professional service that meets the expectations of education in the 21st century.
TPD will encourage and facilitate the development of communities where teachers can share expertise and experiences to achieve quality education in educational institutions.
The Commission expects the service provider to-
i. plan and organize venues for delivery of the TPD training and related programmes;
ii. undertake training of teachers and institutional administrators on TPD modules through online and face to face interaction at centres/venues approved or designed by the Commission;
iii. assess and evaluate teachers and institutional administrators on the TPD modules;
iv. issue completion certificates to trainees who have successfully undertaken the appropriate TPD programme;
v. provide the Commission with feedback in form of online data on teachers’ enrollment, teachers trained and their performance; and
vi. upon request, undertake and advise the Commission on the impact of the TPD training program
vii. me on the teaching standards and propose appropriate strategies to realise maximum impact.
ELIGIBILITY/ SHORTLISTING CRITERIA
Interested service providers are required to provide information demonstrating possession of the requisite qualifications, capacity and relevant experience to undertake the assignment.
Specifically, Service Providers are required to-
i. demonstrate capacity to facilitate provision of the TPD training programme to all teachers at the sub-county level;
ii. have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in conducting similar assignments or experience in developing and implementing school based teacher professional development training;
iii. provide evidence of financial ability in undertaking the assignment (attach copies of Audited financial statements for 2014, 2015 and 2016);
iv. demonstrate through a formal proposal, in depth understanding of the scope of work, proposed work plan indicating timelines against each deliverable;
v. provide comprehensive information profile on the organization including its governance structure;
vi. submit original and copy of the Expression of Interest (EOI) documents;
vii. valid copy of Personal Identification Number (PIN) or compliance certificates in case of corporate entities;
viii. valid Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority; and
ix. copy of Certificate of Registration/Incorporation;
NB: Attach relevant documentation as evidence where applicable.