International and domestic consulting services will be required for (i) project administration, (ii) community development, (iii) small craft safety, and (iv) civil engineering and supervision. Consultant services will be engaged in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other procedures acceptable to ADB for the selection of domestic consultants.
a. Project Administration.
The proposed Project will be administered by a PMU that will (i) program, administer, and coordinate daily project activities, manage contracts including those for consultants and contractors, convene the steering committee, liaise with other Governmental and outside agencies, (ii) develop and manage the community water transport shipping franchise routes; and support establishment and operation of CWTF and issue payment instructions for the water transport franchise subsidy from the investment income of the CWTF. Project administration and the Project Manager will be supported by international consulting expertise in the fields of project management, administration, procurement, and contract management, shipping and franchising, civil engineering of marine structures, maritime safety, search and rescue operations, financial market operations, and training. The Project administration is estimated to require about a total of 312 local and 113 international consultant person-months. Quality-based tender process is justified for the selection of these services due to the complexity of the terms of reference and amalgamation of skills requirements within the team.
b. Community Development.
The community development will require international and local consulting expertise in the fields of (i) community development and entrepreneurial training, (ii) community health and distance education, (iii) rural income generation, and (iv) community awareness and communication strategies. These consultants will launch innovative community schemes for in the marginalized and vulnerable communities affected by the proposed Project and pilot outreach activities in micro-business, health, and capacity building for these communities to benefit from economic advancement opportunities opening to these communities with the improved water transport services and manage the proposed JFPR-project. Community development is estimated to require about a total of 108 local and 40 international consultant person-months.
c. Small Craft Safety.
The small craft safety component will require international and local consulting expertise in the fields of public administration of small craft, small craft safety equipment and policing, radio networks, public information dissemination, and development of school curriculum on sea safety. Sea safety is estimated to require about a total of 100 local and 50 international consultant person-months.
d. Civil Engineering.
The pre-construction activities for the small water transport infrastructure restoration require international consulting expertise in the fields of marine civil engineering, civil works, and contract management. These consultants will support the preparation of detailed specifications for the civil works contracts, contract documents, base-line benefit monitoring indicators, tender processes, and supervise the works. Civil engineering is estimated to require about a total of 40 local and 20 international consultant person-months.