Documents on Consulting Services

Publications

Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and Its Borrowers
This publication defines the policies and procedures of ADB for selecting, contracting, and monitoring consultants required for loan and technical assistance projects financed in whole or in part by loans from ADB, grants by ADB, or funds administered by ADB.

Guidance Note on Financial Proposal Evaluation (for Loans/Grants)
The guidance note offers principles of the consultants’ financial proposals evaluation which is to verify that the costs itemized in the financial proposals adequately cover the services offered in the consultants' technical proposals This note gives practical guidance as well to ADB and executng agencies as to the procedures to be followed for evaluation of financial proposals.

The Consulting Services Operations Manual and User's Guide for Submission Forms (Loans/Grants) are currently being revised.

Quick reference guides

Expression of Interest

Firms

Individual TA or Staff Consultant

Recruitment

Delegated technical assistance

Expression of Interest

Firms

Individual TA or Staff Consultant

Request for proposal

Documents for Executing Agencies

Firms

Individual Consultant

Contract variation

Preparation and submission of TA monthly reports and claims for payment

With a view to expediting payments to consultants, the Bank has revised the procedures for preparation and submission of the TA Monthly Reports and claims for payment through a new form entitled 'Monthly Report" form. The revised form should be prepared monthly and forwarded to the following address:

Director, (Project Division)
Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue 
Mandaluyong City 1550
Metro Manila, Philippines

Consultant's compliance with the new procedures will enable the Bank to expedite the payment of claims. Claims should be restricted to the approved contract budget limits and requests for contract variations should be kept to a minimum.