The project will provide 605 person-months (p/m) of national consultants and 52 p/m of international consultants through both consulting firms and individual consultants. All consulting services will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2007, as amended from time to time).
The project will provide 569 p/m of national project implementation consultants (8 long term consultants) for the PMU. This includes the Project Director, the head of M&E, the Water Supply and Sanitation coordinator, the livestock advisor and 4 technical managers for on-farm water management, farming system, watershed conservation, finance and 5 p/m of unallocated national consultants. They will be recruited as individual consultants.
The project will also provide technical advisory services comprising 52 p/m of international consultants and 36 p/m of national consultants. This includes the panel of experts which comprise senior international experts in dam design and construction, engineering geology, and hydrology and also a pool of local and international specialists on economic analysis, water management, irrigation operation, environment assessments, resettlement, 5 p/m of unallocated international technical assistance. For these advisory services, a firm will be recruited through the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) using a full technical proposal method.
Social mobilization expertise and services (estimated at 72 p/m of social mobilizer manager and 864 p/m of field social mobilizers) to the project will be provided from a qualified local NGO to be recruited through the QCBS method using full technical proposal.
The training and mentoring services on participatory extension services (Farmers Field School) will be provided to the project by Commonwealth Assistance Bureau International (CABI) using single source selection.
There will also be consulting services required to produce (i) improved dam operation procedures; (ii) dam safety and sediment monitoring unit establishment; and (iii) the sub-project feasibility studies, the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) studies, detail designs and the construction supervision. The TORs for the feasibility studies, detail design and construction supervision will be developed by SDO with support from individual consultant recruited through advance contracting and TORs for other service will be developed by the PMU once the project has started. For these services, consulting firms will be recruited through the QCBS method. The feasibility study, the EIA, the detailed designs and the work supervision will be packaged under one single contract per sub-project to accelerate the project implementation. Similarly, if the selected firms perform on their first contract, their services will be extended to the next subproject through contract extension process as long as the firm performs.