29229-013: Microfinance Sector Development Program
Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities
Date of First Listing: 22 Feb 2007
A total of 64 person-months of international and 14 person-months of domestic consulting services will be financed under the Project. The consultants will include specialists in rural microfinance banking, rural microfinance development, management information systems, gender in development and credit union development. All consultants will be selected and engaged by the executing agency in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the Bank for the engagement of domestic consultants.
The Project requires the procurement of service vehicles and equipment. Procurement of goods envisaged under the Project will be limited in size, and will be awarded on the basis of direct purchase or local competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. With respect to the procurement of goods and services to be made by the subborrowers under funds onlent from the implementing agencies under the Project, normal commercial practices appropriate to the local trade will be applicable in view of a large number of small procurement items.