German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation


Capacity Building in the Field of COVID-19 Response for SME and ITI Representatives in States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan and West Bengal

Since March 2020 the Government of India has taken incisive action to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes measures such as a temporary, nation-wide lockdown (March – May 2020), and the subsequent zone-wise relaxation and/or regional reinstatement of the same. While these measures are important in the face of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases all over India, they also represent a burden on India’s industries. Employees whose workplace is in the so-called red or yellow zones have been unable to return to their jobs ever since the beginning of the lockdown. In many cases, flexible work arrangements such as home office are close to impossible for these employees due to a lack of infrastructure and the dependence on work-shop-based equipment and machinery. As a result, MSMEs are struggling to keep their businesses afloat and many are forced to let go of their employees.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), GmbH, has initiated a COVID response project to strengthen the capacities of MSME employees as well as ITI instructors, teachers and coordinators for minimising the risk of COVID-19 infections at their respective place of work.

The bidding firm will have to submit the proposal in digital format / electronically –

please refer to the bidding conditions and follow the instructions carefully.

The detailed documentation with regards to this call for proposals includes:

  • Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • Grid for Assessing the Eligibility of Firms
  • Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • General Terms & Conditions of Contracts


  • : 17th August, 2020
  • : 26th August, 2020
  • : 28th August, 2020

     The deadline for submission of proposal is  :  4th September’ 2020


GIZ reserves the right to cancel/modify this tender and / or reject a bid document including subsequently a technical and financial proposal, without assigning any reasons.