37066-023: MFF - Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program (Subproject 1)
Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities
Date of First Listing: 18 Aug 2006
NRRDA will engage a Loan-financed Technical Support Consultant (TSC) to provide technical support to the SRRDAs in social and environmental safeguards, and road safety. The TSC will comprise a team of domestic experts who will (i) conduct checking of detailed project reports and random checks of roads under contruction to ensure that road safety measures are properly incorporated; (ii) provide support to the PIUs in implementing road safety awareness-raising schemes being developed under the RRSI; (iii) check compliance of subprojects with CPF and EAF/ECOP provisions during subproject preparation and implementation; and (iv) conduct impact monitoring. Under this Project, the TSC for the implementation of the first and second batches and the preparation of the second and third batches of subprojects will be engaged, which will require an estimated total of 72 person-months of consulting services over a two year period. The selection and engagement of the TSC will be in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB, and will be subject to ADB approval with regard to their competence and experience for carrying out the assignment.
Procurement to be financed by the loan for this Project is being carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The PMGSY standard bidding documents and procedure developed by NRRDA for procurement of civil works based on items unit rates are found acceptable to ADB, and have been used for all LCB contracts by the loan for this Project. The PMGSY bidding process follows the single-stage, two-envelope system in which each bidder simultaneously submits its technical and financial proposals in two separate envelopes, and only the financial proposals of technically qualified and responsive bidders will be opened and evaluated.