35337-013: Guangxi Roads Development II Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing: 13 Sep 2006

Consulting Services

About 57 person-months of international consulting services will be required to assist project management over the entire construction period and provide expertise in (i) road and bridge design and construction; (ii) asset management and road maintenance; (iii) electrical and mechanical systems; (iv) environmental monitoring; (v) road safety and traffic management; (vi) help formulate a human resource development and training program; (vii) help develop and implement a project performance management system, and assess project impact on poverty reduction; and (viii) corporate management. About 50 person-months of international training will help develop the human resources skills of GCD subordinate bureaus staff and enhance their capacity in expressway and local road operation and maintenance, commercialization and corporatization, and bridge and pavement design and construction, computer software development management, transport planning and intelligent transportation systems. About 4,500 person-months of consulting services will be undertaken by domestic consultant teams experienced in implementing similar road projects. A team of local consultants (24 person-months) will be recruited to help monitor the Project's socio-economic impact, particularly on poverty reduction and the impact on minorities. The international consultants financed from the ADB loan will be recruited under the quality- and cost-based selection method, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The domestic consultants will be financed by GCD and recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.


All ADB-financed procurement will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works for the expressway will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures (ICB). Civil works for local roads will be procured through local competitive bidding or force account. The equipment packages will be procured under ICB and international shopping. ADB approved advance action for procurement of civil works.

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