31402-013: Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing: 20 Nov 2006

Consulting Services

Consulting services will be provided for feasibility studies, engineering designs, construction supervision, and project implementation support. About 233 person-months (5 person-months international and 228 person-months domestic) of consulting services from a team of international and domestic consultants with expertise in project implementation will be required to provide project implementation support to Project management office. Consulting services for feasibility studies, engineering designs, and construction supervision, estimated at 1,806 person-months, from domestic consulting firms will be required on town project basis and when a small town is selected. The services of qualified domestic NGOs will be required to conduct public awareness campaigns, and health and hygiene education programs.

Procurement

Civil works and supplies for each town project will be packaged in one contract. Each contract costing more than $1 million will be awarded following international competitive bidding procedures. Contracts costing $1.0 million or less will follow local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the ADB. Procurement of equipment and vehicles will follow ICB procedures for contracts valued more than $500,000, international shopping procedures for contracts valued at $500,000 or less. Minor office equipment and consumables costing less than $100,000 may be procured through direct purchase. Materials required for the construction of private latrines in a project town will be procured through direct negotiations from domestic markets following procedures acceptable to ADB. Minor works for the development and maintenance of Project facilities may be carried out by DWSS on a force account basis.

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