33301-013: Central Region Livelihood Improvement

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing: 01 Dec 2006

Consulting Services

A total of 593 person-months of consulting services, consisting of 144 person-months of international and 449 person-months of domestic consultant inputs will be required in the following fields: Package A (58 person-months of international and 135 person-months of domestic consultant inputs) - rural development, natural resource management, rural infrastructure, agriculture development, livestock, fisheries, agro-forestry, microenterprise development, management information systems, project management, gender and development, indigenous people's development. Package B (86 person-months of international and 304 person-months of domestic consultant inputs) - rural development, agriculture extension, agriculture development, training, BME systems, livestock, fisheries, agro-forestry, microenterprise development, management information systems, project management, gender and development, and indigenous people's development. Package C (10 person-months of domestic consultant inputs) - microfinance. Advance action for the recruitment of consultants has been approved. Consultants will be recruited by the Bank in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Procurement

Civil works will be procured in accordance with local competitive bidding procedures among prequalified local contractors acceptable to ADB, except for small works which can be done by the communities themselves. Each contract for vehicles, machinery and office equipment estimated to cost $100,000 or more, but less than $500,000 will be awarded through international shopping. Equipment packages estimated at less than $100,000 equivalent, and for which there are several local suppliers with satisfactory service facilities, may be procured under local competitive bidding procedures.

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