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Request for expression of interest for consulting services of Promotional Campaign for Unity through Knowledge Fund
Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
Science and Technology Project
Loan No. 7320-HR
For consulting services of
Promotional Campaign
for Unity through Knowledge Fund
1.   The Republic of Croatia received funds through the World Bank for the Science and Technology Project (STP). Within this framework, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES) has allocated a part of the funds for Unity through Knowledge Fund (UKF).The UKF’s particular task is to:(i) Foster collaboration between Diaspora scientists and Croatian scientific public institutions and R&D companies; (ii)    Foster young researchers and professionals both from Croatia and Diaspora within all aspects of their professional advancement; (iii)         Foster international mobility and inter-sectoral mobility (between academia and industry and Diaspora).For the purpose of mobilizing the broadest support, UKF is looking for a consultant to provide Promotional Campaign.
2.   The consultant services would include following tasks: PR consulting and implementation services in order to maximize the effect of the UKF key results and to obtain broadest possible support for continuation of the UKF activities after the end of STP; Design and production of promotional materials service; Preparation of 1-day conference; For the purpose of brochure creation the Consultant shall interview 20 UKF Project beneficiaries selected by Client. The estimated staff time for the assignment is 65 man/days, until May 15, 2011.
3.   The MSES now invites eligible consulting companies to submit their expression of interest in providing the services in English language. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services such as main profile, expertise, services offered by company, educational and professional profiles of the key personnel, international experience (if any), number and short description of similar projects (list of clients) performed in the past. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. The Consultant should have a background creating campaigns and PR activities and experience of working with similar institutions and programs, Government or private sector; have relevant experience (at least 7 years) in all services offered by full service agency, especially in PR and in organizing targeted events, design and production of different promotional materials (maps, booklets, annual reports); experience in the science area or in marketing public policies; good understanding of technology and importance of innovation; have relevant experience of working with similar institutions or similar programs, Government  promotion; references in the event/conference facilitation is an asset; stated experience in the sector of design and production of different promotional materials and proven long term cooperation with registered printing office, also having key staff of Team Leader, Graphic Designer, Copywriter and Event Manager.
4.   The consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, dated May 2004, based on ‘Consultant Qualifications’ method.
5.   Interested consultants may obtain further information regarding Terms of Reference at the Ministry's website, www.mzos.hr or www.ukf.hr or at the address below, Monday - Friday, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
6.   Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below latest by Friday, December 17, 2010, by 4 P.M.

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
Project Management Unit
Attn. Ms. Mirjana Stjepanović
Planinska 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel. +385 1 2352 691, Fax: +385 1 2352 689
E-mail: mirjana.stjepanovic@mzos.hr  
Class No.: 910-04/10-04/00071
Reg. No.: 533-08-10-0001

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