All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Contracts for goods estimated to cost $3.0 million and above and contracts for works estimated to cost $40.0 million and above shall be procured using international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures. Contracts for works and goods estimated to cost less than the above ICB value but equal to $100,000 and above will be procured through national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures. NCB will be conducted in accordance with the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed with ADB. Contracts for goods and works estimated to cost less than the above NCB values will be procured using shopping procedures. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended from time to time) will be included in all procurement documents and contracts.
Procurement under international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures shall use the latest ADB standard bidding documents which can be downloaded from ADB's website. Documents for all procurement under ICB will be subject to the prior review of ADB.
For procurement under National Competitive Bidding (NCB) the following provisions will apply i) the advertisement may be limited to the national press, an official gazette or an open access website; ii) bidding shall follows the standard bidding documents issued by Ministry of Finance (MOF) and approved by ADB; ii) bidding documents may be only in the Chinese language, and CNY may be used for the purpose of bidding and payment. Procurement under NCB will be subject to the provisions of the NCB annex of the procurement plan. Additionally, before the start of any procurement ADB and the Government will review the public procurement laws of the central and provincial governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
For ICB, all invitations for bids, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, and draft negotiated contracts need ADB's prior review and approval. For NCB, invitations for bids, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, and draft negotiated contracts for the first NCB for civil works and the first NCB for goods need ADB's prior review and approval. For subsequent NCB packages, invitations for bids, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, and signed contracts provided they are consistent with previously approved documents will not require ADB's prior review. However, such documents will be subject to post-review and must be submitted to ADB's as soon as they are completed and issued, but no later than one month after their issuance
Project implementation consultants (PIC), which will be financed by the HPG, will be recruited to assist the PMO in managing the project implementation.