44219-014: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing: 31 Jul 2013

Consulting Services

The project will be executed over a period of six years from the date of loan effectiveness. Consultants (individuals and firm) to be financed by ADB funds and ADB administered funds will be recruited in accordance with ADB s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). All procurement to be financed by ADB fund and ADB administered funds will be carried out in accordance with ADB s Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). For the procurement to be financed by ADF loan, or jointly by ADF and Norwegian grant, a blanket waiver of member country procurement eligibility restrictions will be applied. The government has requested ADB to approve advance contracting and retroactive financing for procurement of goods and turnkey works. If approved, retroactive financing may be allowed for up to 20% of the loan amount for expenditures incurred 12 months prior to loan signing. The government has been advised that ADB s approval of advance contracting and retroactive financing in principle does not commit ADB to finance the project.

Procurement

The project will be executed over a period of six years from the date of loan effectiveness. Consultants (individuals and firm) to be financed by ADB funds and ADB administered funds will be recruited in accordance with ADB s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). All procurement to be financed by ADB fund and ADB administered funds will be carried out in accordance with ADB s Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). For the procurement to be financed by ADF loan, or jointly by ADF and Norwegian grant, a blanket waiver of member country procurement eligibility restrictions will be applied. The government has requested ADB to approve advance contracting and retroactive financing for procurement of goods and turnkey works. If approved, retroactive financing may be allowed for up to 20% of the loan amount for expenditures incurred 12 months prior to loan signing. The government has been advised that ADB s approval of advance contracting and retroactive financing in principle does not commit ADB to finance the project.

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