Regional: Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network

Sovereign Project | 47192-001

Summary

The TA will build capacity of Asia Pacific DMCs in implementing e-government procurement and enhance transparency of public procurement tenders.

The TA will target all Asia Pacific DMCs and open membership to non-DMCs that wish to share experience in implementing e-GP with other participants. Possible coordination and South-South collaboration with Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) will be considered.

The TA will explore opportunities for continuous self-funding of the Asia Pacific Public Procurement Network through contributions of member countries.

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Project Name Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network
Project Number 47192-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8520-REG: Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA will build capacity of Asia Pacific DMCs in implementing e-government procurement and enhance transparency of public procurement tenders.

The TA will target all Asia Pacific DMCs and open membership to non-DMCs that wish to share experience in implementing e-GP with other participants. Possible coordination and South-South collaboration with Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) will be considered.

The TA will explore opportunities for continuous self-funding of the Asia Pacific Public Procurement Network through contributions of member countries.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Countries in the region have followed different approaches, functionalities and business models for the implementation of e-GP from user pay systems and government funded system and support for bid submission and the use of online catalogues. The various solutions and business models available for e-procurement give governments multiple options and questions to consider when developing a strategy to meet their specific needs and which can operate within their specific environment. While producing knowledge solutions, such as MDB e-GP toolkit and e-GP handbook prove to be beneficial to the DMCs, there is substantial potential from face-to-face and online collaboration of public procurement professionals involved in e-GP implementation as part of wider procurement reform. The need for such collaboration was brought by Administrator of Korean Public Procurement Service and seconded by majority of participants of Asia Pacific Electronic Government Procurement conference in Denpasar. Asia and Pacific region is currently missing an opportunity to realize synergies of regional cooperation and integration, especially in view of similar initiatives flourishing in other parts of the world (PEPPOL -Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line and PPN EU Public Procurement Network spearheading Procurement collaboration in Europe, while Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) focuses on procurement collaboration in Latin America).
Impact Significant number of participating ADB DMCs will develop e-procurement systems based on international best practices.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened capacity of public procurement agencies to implement e-government procurement solutions based on international best practices.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. e-Government procurement handbook is published electronically

2. Reports on comparative analysis of e-GP platforms and their suitability for cross-border trade prepared and disclosed

3. Web forum of public procurement professionals

4. Interactive Wiki of e-GP guidance notes

5. Annual e-GP meetings

6. Technical working group meetings

7. Pilot study of software as service applicability for small countries.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. e-Government procurement handbook is published electronically at http://www.adb.org/documents/e-government-procurement-handbook

The publication can be accessed through mobile devices as well

2. survey of eGp implementation in 29 ADB Member countries completed in January 2015

3. 1st technical working group meeting for functional requirements of Software-as-service is scheduled on 30-31 March 2015 in ADB HQ. 13 countries expressed interest in SaaS.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TA will initially require services of 3 individually recruited consultants (Lead Technical Consultant/ e-Government Procurement Expert (international); project analyst/ IT consultant specializing in interactive web-forums and wikis (local hire, international or national source) and part-time, intermittent national logistics consultant). Other short-term consultants/ resource persons and researchers will be recruited during implementation based on demands and priorities established by the Secretariat and annual working meetings of participating DMCs. Consultants will be selected in accordance with Guidelines on Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of software as service and equipment will follow ADB Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Licenses acquired during TA implementation for software as service will be assigned to participating DMCs through specifying right of the third parties in the service contracts. TA proceeds will be disbursed in accordance with Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time). Equipment procured under the TA will be disposed in accordance with TA Disbursement Handbook.
Responsible ADB Officer Galia Ismakova
Responsible ADB Department Operations Services and Financial Management Department
Responsible ADB Division Procurement Division 2
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Jun 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 02 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Mar 2015

TA 8520-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2013 - 02 Dec 2013 31 Oct 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 02 Dec 2013 128,469.32

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