RFP for Assessment Agency Empanelment with Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council

Assessment is one of the most critical activities of the skills value chain. The National Skills Policy 2009 mandates NSDC to set up Sector Skills Councils with Affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification as one of the key functions amongst other responsibilities.

The National Skills Policy 2009 further specifies “Quality Assured Assessment of  Learners for ensuring that assessment is based on national standards (competencies) and uses valid and reliable assessment methods”; The Union Government of India has mandated Sector Skill Council (SSCs) besides other charter, “Participation in Affiliation, Accreditation, Examination and Certification.”

Beauty & Wellness being the services sector, quality is of the highest concern for this sector. Assessment of trainees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL – 1, 2, 3 etc.) of existing workforce leading to certification is therefore one of the key responsibilities of B&WSSC.

A strong and stringent assessment framework will help establish credibility of the organization. Hence is it important to design the protocol and a framework within which all Assessments need to be and will be done. The Assessments will be based on the relevant and approved Qualification Packs for each job role as a matter of policy for compliance. New job roles will be continuously  added to the list and older versions will be periodically revised to match with changes required by the industry.  This Protocol is the revised version for Assessments in accordance with the NSDC criteria for Empanelment of AA.

Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council ( B&WSSC )dictates accreditation of the number of Assessment Bodies, with empaneled Industry experienced assessors. Assessment will be based on the concept of Assessors identified, selected, trained and certified on Assessment techniques. These assessors should be aligned to assess as per the laid down criteria.

B&WSSC through this Request for Proposal and Application form invites proposals from interested organizations having prior experience in skill development domain to undertake Skill Training Assessment.

Accreditation of Assessment Bodies will be periodically reviewed besides regular audit of the Assessment Bodies. B&WSSC reserves the right to cancel the accreditation based on the reports of periodic review and audit / reports of irregularity from the stake holders.

Online systems for monitoring and reporting will be encouraged. As a pre-qualifier, all AAs must possess capabilities to conduct on-line assessment.

The Assessment Body providing Assessment to a standard i.e. NOS, should have the required competence and impartiality.

The Assessment Body is expected to have reasonable office space and man-power for managing the operations of assessment. This includes infrastructure and its organization, capability and capacity to develop Assessment Tools for various courses as per B&WSSC Occupational Standards; identification, selection and maintaining
quality Assessors; and Quality Management System (QMS) and its operation.

Affiliation Process of AAs

Three stage processes for Affiliation of an AA will be followed
Stage 1: Application & Desktop Evaluation
Stage 2: Field Visit & Final Evaluation
Stage 3: Affiliation & Orientation
Stage 1: Application & Desktop Evaluation
1) Prospective AA will submit the application in prescribed formats along with the payable application fee.
2) B&WSSC will carry out Desktop Evaluation of the prospective AA and may invite them for deliberation and clarity, if necessary.
3) B&WSSC reserves the right to select/reject the AA on merit.
4) Decision of B&WSSC in this regard would be final.

Important Dates for Affiliation Process

Last date for File Submission of Applications along with Application Fee : March 25, 2020 Wednesday, 6pm
Desktop Evaluation of Applications by Panel : March 28, 2020 Saturday
Last date for any Questions by AA to Panel : March 31, 2020 Tuesday
Presentations by Selected AA to Panel for Final selection : April 6, 2020 Monday
**Date TBD as per availability of all member in the panel

B&WSSC Bank Account Details for Paying Application Fee as mentioned in RFP document (Click Here to download RFP Document )
1. Cheque in favor of ‘Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council’.
2. NEFT Bank Transfer.

The bank details are as follows:
Beneficiary Name: Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council
Beneficiary Account No. 435901000068
Beneficiary Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Beneficiary Bank IFSC Code: ICIC0004359
Beneficiary Address: 247-248, 1st Floor DLF South Court Mall Saket, New Delhi – 110017

In case of bank transfer, please send following bank details along with application form:
– Company Name
– Bank Name
– Transfer Date

B&WSSC PAN Number – AACAB4396H

For complete details and Application Form, refer RFP document (Click Here for Free Download) Email IDs for Applying and Queries – rahul.malik@bwssc.in & hr@bwssc.in

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