Regional: Improving the Capacity and Integrity of Procurement Processes in Central and West Asia

Sovereign Project | 48107-001 Status: Active

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Project Name Improving the Capacity and Integrity of Procurement Processes in Central and West Asia
Project Number 48107-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8665-REG: Improving the Capacity and Integrity of Procurement Processes in Central and West Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8665-REG: Improving the Capacity and Integrity of Procurement Processes in Central and West Asia (Supplementary)
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 90,000.00
TA 8665-REG: Improving the Capacity and Integrity of Procurement Processes in Central and West Asia (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA: Improving the Capacity and Integrity of Procurement Processes in Central and West Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Lead time for procurement activities are improving, as measured by systems which have been put in place by OSFMD.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Under Output 1, three international procurement consultants are working in Afghanistan, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic (to cover the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan) and Uzbekistan (to cover Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan). A fourth consultant provides assistance on contract dispute matters on an on-call basis. A national consultant is helping to administer and coordinate the work of the procurement consultants.

To date, 952 staff from executing and implementing agencies have participated in hands-on training and workshops provided under this TA including Enhancing Procurement and Contract Management Capacity, conducted in Uzbekistan (28-31 October 2014); Developing Procurement Capacity for Improved Outcomes, conducted in Pakistan (24-28 November 2014); training on single-stage, two envelope bidding procedures for small works and bid evaluation report preparation, conducted for the Housing for the Integrated Rural Development Investment Program in Uzbekistan (5 December 2014); two FIDIC Contract Management Workshops were conducted in Islamabad, Pakistan (9-10 April 2015) and (Lahore, Pakistan 13-15 April 2015) and another two 3-day workshops were conducted in Afghanistan in October 2015. The same FIDIC workshop will also be held in Georgia on 5-7 April 2016. A practical learning session on contract management will also be held on 31 March 2016 in ADB Headquarters for CWRD Management and staff. The workshops focus on contract management to promote improved implementation performance, address contract management issues under turnkey or engineering, procurement and construction contracts. The workshops highlight contract management practices and provide strategies and solutions for presenting and resolving contract disputes.

International procurement consultants have helped finalize bidding documents for a number of projects, have tender activities and evaluation of proposals, and have provided quality assurance for over 30 bid evaluation reports.

Under Output 2, five due diligence activities occurred to verify information presented in proposals, prior to contract award.

On 19 August 2015, ADB''s Vice President (Operations 1) approved a major change in scope and implementation arrangements to (i) provide critical project management assistance under the TA, (ii) allow for delegation to the sector divisions of recruitment and administration for the subsequent consultants; and (iii) increase the TA value by $750,000. This resulted in the inclusion of Output 3 in the project.

Under Output 3, three consultants are providing assistance to a transport sector project in Turkmenistan.

Geographical Location Kyrgyz Republic,Armenia,Pakistan,Kazakhstan,Afghanistan,Uzbekistan,Tajikistan,Turkmenistan,Azerbaijan,Georgia

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design This TA was designed in response to requests made by a number of EAs during training missions and meetings held between April 2013 and February 2014. The value and benefit of the TA has been noted on numerous occasions by project management units.
During Project Implementation Consultations with stakeholders are occurring during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting positions funded under this TA are posted on CSRN.
Procurement No further procurement is anticipated under the TA.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jesper Petersen
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWOD-PSG
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Nianshan Zhang, Advisor and Head, Portfolio, Results, Safeguards and Gender Unit
nianshanzhang@adb.org
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 23 Apr 2014
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8665-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Jun 2014 - 13 Jun 2014 31 Aug 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,250,000.00 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,340,000.00 13 Jun 2014 1,621,845.12

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