37056-013: Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing: 15 Aug 2009

Consulting Services

The Project will require 382 person-months of consulting services: 92 international and 290 domestic (an additional consulting package will be financed through a grant from the Government of the United Kingdom). The input reflects the combination of support to implement the physical works as well as the institutional strengthening necessary to make the investments effective and sustainable. Assistance is required to introduce new concepts of participatory irrigation management, social development, and modern design procedures through both formal and on-the-job training for the Water Resources Department (WRD) staff that will support the new WRD units. NGOs have been contracted to support implementation of project activities through procedures acceptable to ADB. Consultants have been engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for selecting domestic consultants. The quality- and cost-based selection method used to select consulting firms.

Procurement

Procurement financed from the ADB loan proceeds will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works costing over $3 million will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures, and those estimated to cost $3 million or less will be procured through local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Civil works awarded under local competitive bidding will be procured from prequalified bidders based on the Water Resources Department's existing system of advance prequalification acceptable to ADB, and award of contracts will be consistent with procurement procedures acceptable to ADB.

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