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Call for Proposals - Improvement of Hygiene Standards and Occupational Safety in Wat Kirisraasong Primary School - RESULTS

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the results of the Call for Proposals for a project “Improvement of Hygiene Standards and Occupational Safety in Wat Kirisraasong Primary School - Kirivong District, Takeo Province” launched on 26th  March 2015 and closed on 30th April of the same year.

In accordance with the Status of Evaluation Committee for Development Cooperation Projects and with regard to the specific conditions of projects within the framework of the Debt Resettlement with the Kingdom of Cambodia the Evaluation Committee has evaluated the submitted proposals. One proposal was submitted till the end of the deadline, 30th April 2015. The Evaluation Committee recommended the submitted proposal for implementation with objections and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for Bilateral Non-European Cooperation, Economic Diplomacy and International Economic Institutions issued the final approval.


Requested Budget (USD)

Approved Budget (USD)

People in Need/Člověk v tísni

20 000





Improvement of Hygiene Standards and Occupational Safety

in Wat Kirisraasong Primary School (Kirivong District, Takeo Province)

 funded by the Government of the Czech Republic

 within the framework of the Debt Resettlement  with the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Background Information:

This call is based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic on Debt Resettlement signed on May 12, 2008 and following negotiations held between the Czech Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia on the mutual collaboration in the education sector.

In 2007 the Czech Republic funded the construction of the Primary School Wat Kirisraasong in Kirivong District, Takeo province. The school was inaugurated by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni on January 16, 2008. In 2009 the Czech Republic funded the additional construction of teacher’s house to accommodate female teachers from distant areas, equipment for classrooms and water system. School was connected to the electricity grid.

In academic year 2014/15 there are 153 students attending Grade 1 – Grade 6 and 3 teachers (1 female and 2 male) providing education. The school is managed by a director who is in charge of the primary school cluster in this area. The school has quite high rate of students who continue to study even after the Grade 6 (28 from 30 students in academic year 2013/2014).

Project Objectives:

The general objective of the project is improvement of hygiene standards in the Primary School Wat Kirisraasong in Takeo province.

Two specific objectives of the project are to:

  1.  improve water and sanitation infrastructure and increase student awareness on safe hygiene and sanitation practices in the Primary School Wat Kirisraasong;
  2. enhance the occupational safety of students and teachers in the Primary School Wat Kirisraasong through small-scale repair.

Available Funding:

The total amount of funds for this project is a maximum of USD 20,000. This is the maximum possible price that cannot be exceeded. There is no minimum or maximum percentage of cost sharing required. However, the Embassy of the Czech Republic encourages cost sharing, in-kind contributions, and other forms of cost participation. When cost sharing is offered, it is understood and agreed that the applicant must provide the amount of cost sharing as stipulated in its proposal and later included in an approved Contract.

Expected Duration of Project:

The project shall be completed within 6 months after the date of signature of the Contract.

Who Is Eligible to Submit a Proposal:

  • Local and Czech non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations;
  • International, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies.

Expected Activities:

Proposals must include the following activities/key outputs:

  1. Construction of washing facilities for students and teachers and renovation of toilet blocks;
  2. Training of students and teachers in Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Hygiene Promotion, and provision of information and education materials;
  3. Small-scale repairs of school walls, floor and roof (including gutters);
  4. Equipment for playground (only if the available funding is sufficient).

The successful applicant shall discuss all matters related to the Project with the cluster director of the Primary School Wat Kirisraasong and with the Takeo Provincial Department for Education.

Eligible Costs: 

The Embassy of the Czech Republic can cover costs that are integral to the Project covered by an approved Contract. The Embassy of the Czech Republic cannot pay for operating costs or ongoing expenses of an implementing organization (i.e. salaries, utilities, rent, etc.). The following list of costs indicates the range of costs that are eligible:

  • administrative and overhead costs related to the project;
  • capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure;
  • installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel, computers and communication devices;
  • costs of services received by recipients;
  • outreach, communication and information dissemination costs,
  • legal costs;
  • accounting costs;
  • facilities and equipment rental charges;
  • salary costs relating to the project (not to the implementing organization);
  • travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class;
  • lease or rental of vehicles;
  • vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance;
  • miscellaneous expenses integral to the project.

The following costs are not eligible:

  • core funding or recurrent costs of an implementing organization,
  • expenses incurred prior to the signing of the Contract.

The total costs shall include all taxes (VAT) and other fees (custom fees), if applicable.

Proposal Evaluation Method

Project proposals will be evaluated using the following partial criteria:           


Maximum points (100)

Formal requirements of the project proposal


Extent to which the project proposal is consistent with the intended impacts


Total costs, percentage of eventual cost sharing and eligibility and percentage of personal and administrative costs


Previous experience of a submitting organization in the field of sanitation and development assistance and its capacity to implement the project, namely in Cambodia


Project management (professional capacity and previous experience in the field of sanitation and development assistance of the key project staff)


Potential to establish and maintain relations and good cooperation environment with local authorities)


Project proposals will be evaluated by the Evaluation Committee consisting of one representative of the following institutions:

  • Embassy of the Czech Republic in Phnom Penh;
  • Independent expert acquainted with Cambodia environment;
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Department of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

Final approval of the project proposal will be made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Process to Submit a Proposal:

  • All proposals must contain:

1. Proposal Form (DOC, 84 KB);

2. Budget Proposal Form (XLS, 41 KB);

3. Proof of the applicant’s legal capacity;

4. Resumes or CVs of the primary (key) project implementing staff (project manager, technical or administrative staff etc.)

5. List of previous projects successfully completed in Cambodia or elsewhere, preferably in the water and sanitation or education sectors.

Only those proposals using the attached Forms and containing all above mentioned items will be considered.

  • Proposals and attachments must be submitted in English.
  • Proposals shall be submitted in both paper and soft copy to:

Embassy of the Czech Republic

The ICON Professional Building (5th floor)

216 Norodom Boulevard

Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon

Phnom Penh.

E-mail: phnompenh@embassy.mzv.cz 

  • Deadline for submission is April 30, 2015. 
  • Only the successful candidates will be contacted, not later than May 20, 2015.

For advice and assistance on how to make a submission, please contact:

Ms. Sokun Theary Duong

Development Cooperation Coordinator

Embassy of the Czech Republic

E-mail: theary_duong@mzv.cz

Telephone: 023 726 623