31137-013: Decentralized Basic Education
Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities
Date of First Listing: 05 Dec 2006
The Project will finance three packages of consultants: (i) Package A: Mentoring Services for School Based Management, (ii) District Capacity Building and Implementation Support, and (iii) Package C: Independent Monitoring and Evaluation. Package A will comprise one international consultant (30 person months), 13 domestic consultants (684 person months) and about 85 domestic community worker-type mentors to work directly with schools and communities. Package B will comprise one international consultant (24 person-months) and 46 domestic consultants (1,680 person-months). Package C will comprise one international consultant (48 person-month) and 16 domestic consultants (560 person-months). The consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on Use pf Consults and other arrangements acceptable for ADB for engagement of domestic consultants. Advance procurement action has been allowed for the recruitment of consultants.
The Project will support rehabilitation of school facilities not meeting the minimum conditions of learning. It is estimated that the loan will cover rehabilitation of approximately 1400 primary and junior secondary schools. Civil works for school rehabilitation and school furniture (both labor and materials) will be procured locally by beneficiary schools and communities through procedures acceptable to ADB, based on the procedures already working under on-going ADB financed projects. The Project will procure a small amount office equipment for project implementation units (CFU, PPMU, and DPMMU), such as computers for administration and data processing/management, and vehicles. Each package is estimated to cost less than $50,000 and will procured under Direct Purchase procedures showing evidence of limited local tender to obtain the most competitive prices. As each district has slightly different requirements, and districts enter into project implementation in phases, equipment will be packaged and procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement under ADB loans. The Project will finance purchase of textbooks and other teaching/learning materials through the SDF school improvement category. Actual requirements will be determined by each school, but will not exceed $6,000. Schools will select and purchase textbooks and materials, using Direct Purchase procedures showing evidence of limited local tender to obtain the most competitive prices.