Request Proposal for Exams Services - iCPAR New CAT Qualification

Request for propoals from potential partner organisations for exam services to be provided to iCPAR for its new Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification

Issued on: 14 September 2018

1. Introduction

iCPAR’s vision is to deliver a “strong, relevant and sustainable profession” that will contribute to the Rwanda Vision 2020. To achieve this vision, the iCPAR 2017-2021 strategy includes a specific focus on enhancing accounting technician level skills. iCPAR is introducing “the enhanced Certified Accounting Technician with new pathways to Public Financial Management (PFM), Tax, Audit and Assurance. This will create a new, practical and sought-after qualification.” During 2017, the new iCPAR CAT qualification has been developed, by iCPAR with technical support from ACCA, under the DFID funded International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Capacity Building Program, to be nationally relevant and globally recognised.

iCPAR’s new, innovative CAT qualification, which will provide Rwanda with skilled accounting technicians who can meet the needs of employers and the country, and strengthen the Rwandan economy.

Whilst iCPAR builds its capacity to run its own competency based CAT exams, it now invites potential partner organisations to support the introduction of its new CAT, through:

♣ provision of CAT exams development and marking services

♣ support in capacity building for exams provision by iCPAR

2. Invitation

iCPAR invites proposals from potential partner organisations to provide exams services for its new CAT qualification for the first three sittings. Organisations are asked to submit their proposals by 5th October 17.00 Central Africa time. Proposals should be emailed to iCPAR (email: submissions shall not be accepted.

Potential partner organisations/Bidders may contact Jean Marie Vianney Muhire, the Director of Education Development Services at for clarification purposes not beyond 1 week perior to the deadline of submission.

During the tender process, iCPAR may contact tendering organisations to ask questions for clarification purposes.

3. Tender Timetable

Tender invitation issued by iCPAR 14 September 2018
Tender responses received by iCPAR 5 October 2018


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