China, People's Republic of: Chongqing Vocational Training Information Management Platform Development

Sovereign Project | 47035-001 Status: Closed

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Project Name Chongqing Vocational Training Information Management Platform Development
Project Number 47035-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8646-PRC: Chongqing Vocational Training Information Management Platform Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA was approved on 12 May 2014 and became effective on 5 Jun 2014. An inception mission was fielded on 22-24 Dec 2014, during which an inception workshop was held where the individual TA consultants presented their preliminary findings and recommendations for the design of the vocational training information management platform. A consultation mission was also fielded on 8-10 April 2015 to review and discuss the preliminary design of the platform.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Recruitment of consultants was completed, which comprised of a national consulting firm and individual consultants (1 international and 7 national).

The firm developed functional requirement documents and prototype demo of the vocational training information management platform based on need analyses conducted at all the departments of Chongqing BHRSS between Jan and Mar 2015. It was noted that the preliminary design of the platform is generally sound and ready for development. However, there are some issues that need to be discussed with the entities concerned and addressed in the process of development.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design EA, Congqing Municipal BHRSS, HRSSIC, district and county BHRSS, public and vocational trainnig providers, and other relevant stakeholders were consulted during project design.
During Project Implementation Consultations with the EA, Chongqing Municipal BHRSS, HRSSIC, and other relevant stakeholders are ongoing and will continue throughout the TA implementation period.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will engage a consulting firm (national, 46.0 person-months) to provide one functional lead and seven information and communication technology specialists to develop the information management platform. The consulting firm will be selected using quality- and cost-based selection with a quality cost ratio of 80:20. A national firm can be justified on the grounds that the estimated contract amount is small and unattractive to international firms, and national firms are available in the market for similar information system development. In addition, two international consultants for a total of 3.0 person-months and three national consultants for a total of 9.5 person-months will be engaged on an individual basis to provide expertise in labor and social security policies and systems, vocational training fund management, vocational training quality assurance, and labor forecasting. This will be done in line with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement, if any, will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Goods procured will be turned over to the CMBF upon completion of the TA. An advance payment facility will be established at the CMBF for the expense of training and workshops, international study visits, and miscellaneous administrative and support costs. All international study visits will be to ADB member countries. Proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Asako Maruyama
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Chongqing Municipal Finance Bureau
No. 1, Honghuxilu, Yubei District
Chongqing Municipality, 401121

Timetable

Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2014
Fact Finding 09 Dec 2013 to 13 Dec 2013
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Sep 2015

TA 8646-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 May 2014 05 Jun 2014 05 Jun 2014 15 Dec 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 480,000.00 12 May 2014 216,886.10

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