36052-013: NWFP Road Development Sector and Subregional Connectivity
Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities
Date of First Listing: 27 Feb 2007
Consulting services, both international and domestic, will be required to assist the executing agencies in implementation of the Project. The consulting services will involve (i) assistance in policy and institutional reforms, road asset management, capacity building and project management, (ii) detailed engineering, bid preparations, assistance in procurement and construction supervision/contract administration for national highways, (iii) design and construction supervision for provincial highways and rural access roads, preparation of subproject proposals for rural access roads, including benefit monitoring and evaluation, and (iv) road safety. The consultants will also assist the executing agencies (EAs) in monitoring and verifying compliance of resettlement action plans and environment management plans. Overall, the consulting services will include about 210 person-months of international input and about 4,600 person-months of domestic input. All consultants financed under the Loan will be selected and engaged using ADB's quality and cost-based selection procedures for recruiting firms under full technical proposals and ADB's procedures for recruiting individual consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, and other arrangements acceptable to ADB for engaging domestic consultants. NWFP's Works and Services Department (WSD) will be the EA for the consulting services at (i) and (iii), National Highway Authority (NHA) will be the EA for (ii), and Ministry of Communications will be the EA for (iv).
Goods and related services and civil works will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. All contracts for civil works and supply of equipment will be divided into suitable contract packages (about 12 ICB contract packages for national and provincial highways; 8 LCB contract packages for core rural roads and another 50 LCB contract packages for non-core roads that will be selected during implementation). The civil work contracts with an estimated value exceeding $3 million will be awarded following international competitive bidding procedures. Civil work contracts valuing $3 million or below will follow local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Equipment will be procured for axle-load control, road safety, road asset management, material testing, training, etc. For equipment contracts in excess of $500,000, ICB procedures will be followed; for contracts ranging from $100,000 to $500,000, international shopping procedures will be used; and for contracts valued at less than $100,000, direct purchase procedures will be followed.