The Bid Opening & Evaluation Committee (BOEC) constituted by the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training (MOFE&PT) for the project of “National Institute of Excellence in Teachers Training (NIETE)” raised multiple objections and observations regarding the proposal submitted by the M/S Orenda/Taleemabad. Professor Muhammad Ihsan Ul Haq, member of the committee who was also the Principal and project director of the Federal College of Education (FCE) representing the BOEC, expressed concerns over the quality and efficacy of the vendor’s offering. He and some other members of the committee identified multiple deficiencies in the proposal, which included a lack of objective evaluation criteria and an inadequate M&EF that failed to meet their expectations. Despite claiming third-party validation from reputed institutions like LUMS and NUST, the vendor’s proposal lacked a concrete framework for assessing the level of embodied pedagogical skill.
One critical observation made by the members was the absence of any mechanism for formative assessment in the vendor’s project proposal. The lack of details regarding the question bank, quality of questions, and the process of question development raised serious doubts about the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed teacher training program. The MOFE&PT had invited proposals in June from qualified and registered entities to undertake the crucial task of teacher training under the NIETE project. However, eyebrows were raised as the tender conditions seemed to heavily favor one particular vendor, M/S Orenda/Taleemabad, leaving it as the sole bidder.