This publication defines the policies and procedures of ADB for selecting, contracting, and monitoring consultants required for loan and technical assistance projects financed in whole or in part by loans from ADB, grants by ADB, or funds administered by ADB.
This manual covers the range of activities for which consultants are recruited, the different types of consultants and when their services are used, the range of differing consultant selection methods, and the procedures for the administration of consulting services by both ADB and its client borrowers.
The user’s guide is intended to be a handy companion to the submission forms, complementing the instructions included in the submission 1, 2, 3, and 4 forms, and application for Consulting Services Recruitment Notice (optional). The guide should be read in conjunction with the instructions for each submission form. The guide helps executng agency officials in preparation and ADB staff in review and approval of a submission.
The guidance note offers principles of the consultants’ financial proposals evaluation which is to verify that the costs itemized in the financial proposals adequately cover the services offered in the consultants' technical proposals This note gives practical guidance as well to ADB and executng agencies as to the procedures to be followed for evaluation of financial proposals.
|RFP for the recruitment of consulting firms for delegated technical assistance projects|
Updated 6 April 2011
|Harmonized Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Recruitment of Consulting Firms|
Updated 12 August 2013 to revise the SRFP. The template follows the new Harmonized RFP. The Summary and Personnel Evaluation Sheets from part of the ADB RFP. Template for Small Assignment Contracts is to be used for smaller value assignments under monetary thresholds set down by ADB from time to time.
|Previous RFP Versions|
With a view to expediting payments to consultants, the Bank has revised the procedures for preparation and submission of the TA Monthly Reports and claims for payment through a new form entitled 'Monthly Report" form. The revised form should be prepared monthly and forwarded to the following address:
Director, (Project Division)
Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue
Mandaluyong City 1550
Metro Manila, Philippines
Consultant's compliance with the new procedures will enable the Bank to expedite the payment of claims. Claims should be restricted to the approved contract budget limits and requests for contract variations should be kept to a minimum.