33443-013: Efficient Utilization of Agricultural Wastes Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing: 02 Feb 2007

Consulting Services

Consulting services will be required to assist the Executing Agencies (EAs) through the Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Implementation Offices (PIOs) to address several of the key barriers that are affecting the lack of wide spread dissemination and expansion of biogas/biomass renewable energy systems (BioRETs). International and domestic consultants will be engaged to develop synchronized programs. The consultants will address the major problems associated with: (i) institutional barriers, (ii) financial barriers, (iii) public awareness and marketing barriers, (iv) technical barriers, and (v) disadvantaged household barriers. About 45 person-months of international consultants and 117 person-months of domestic consultants will be required under the direction of the PMO and another 142 person-months of domestic consultants will be required under the direction of the PIOs in the four provinces.


Goods and services financed by the ADB loan and GEF grant will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and ADB's domestic preference scheme for procurement. Each contract estimated to cost $100,000 or more, but less than $500,000 will be awarded through international shopping. Contracts for less than $100,000 will be by direct purchase. Civil works contracts will be relatively small, relating to construction of greenhouses and biogas digesters, and may be carried out through force account, or through contracts awarded to village teams or farm contractors where suitable.

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