41198-013: Municipal Services Development Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing: 06 Mar 2008

Consulting Services

The selection and engagement of consulting services to be financed under the Project will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan. The following methods of selection will be applied: (i) quality-and cost-based selection; (ii) quality based selection; (iii) consultants' qualifications selection for small consultant assignments that cost less than $200,000 per contract; (iv) least cost selection for very small consultant assignment that cost less than $100,000; (v) fixed budget selection; (vi) single source selection and ADB's procedures for individual consultant selection for individual international or domestic consultants for following types of assignments: environmental, social, tariff, and O&M studies. Advance Contracting and Retroactive Financing - To be able to start construction in June 2008, preparation work must begin in April 2008. The Government has requested, and ADB approved advance contracting and retroactive financing for recruitment of consultants for feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs, and preparation of bidding documents for subprojects, and associated civil works. Advance contracting allows the Government and MDF to undertake procurement procedures, at its own risk, prior to the loan becoming effective. The Government and MDF were informed that, for expenses incurred under advance contracting to be eligible for ADB's rectroactive financing, such procedures (including advertising) must comply with ADB's Procurement Guidelines and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Once the loan becomes effective, up to 20% of the amount may be used to finance eligible expenditures incurred, pursuant to advance contracting, during the period not exceeding 12 months prior to signing the Loan Agreement. Alternatively, the Government and MDF may opt for advance contracting without retroactive financing, in which case the procurement procedures completed under advance contracting do not conclude with the award of contract until after the loan becomes effective. The Government and MDF acknowledged that such advance contracting will be undertaken at their own risk, and that any concurrence by ADB with the procedures, documentation, or proposal for award of contract does not commit ADB to finance any such expenditures or the Project. The ADB project team will orient Government and MDF staff regarding ADB's Procurement Guidelines and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Procurement

All procurement financed under the Project will be carried out in accordance with the ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Contracts for civil works that are estimated to cost more than $1 million equivalent and contracts for goods that are estimated to cost more than $500,000 equivalent will be procured using international competitive bidding procedures. Civil works contracts estimated to cost $1 million equivalent or less, and contracts for procurement of goods estimated to cost between $100,000 and $500,000 equivalent will be carried out through national competitive bidding (NCB). Prior to commencement of any procurement activity under NCB, ADB and the Government will review the public procurement law to ensure that it is consistent with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Any necessary modifications and clarifications to the public procurement law will be agreed between ADB and the Government and included in the procurement plan. Goods contracts estimated to cost less than $100,000 equivalent will be carried out through shopping procedures. Goods valued below $10,000 and civil works valued up to $10,000 may be purchased directly from the supplier and contractor.

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