Regional: Knowledge Transfer for Public Procurement

Sovereign Project | 42075-012 Status: Closed


The main objective of the TA is to improve efficiency of the procuring entities for poverty reduction through improved efficiency and savings on public procurement.

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Project Name Knowledge Transfer for Public Procurement
Project Number 42075-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7111-REG: Knowledge Transfer for Public Procurement
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The main objective of the TA is to improve efficiency of the procuring entities for poverty reduction through improved efficiency and savings on public procurement.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Improving transparency in public transactions, strengthening capacity of procuring agencies, and institutional development of anticorruption institutions are an operational priority under good governance which was identified as one of the three pillars of current country strategy and program (CSP, 2005-2009). At the Government's request, the country program confirmation mission 2008 (CPCM, 2008) included this TA as it is conceptually, programmatically, and procedurally aligned with the ADB Country Strategy Program Update (CSPU) for Nepal. With the strengthened Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) staff, the PPMO could be in a position to achieve targets in terms of overall poverty reduction and economic and social development through efficient and effective public procurement.
Impact Efficient public procurement by the Government's procuring entities.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome The project outcomes are: (i) strengthened institutional and human capacity of the national procurement agency, Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) in order to reduce poverty and maximize economy and efficiency in public procurement; (ii) increased efficiency, productivity and transparency in public procurement to support the Government's development activities; (iii) improved competition and participation in public procurement; (iv) equal opportunity to all potential bidders and suppliers; and (v) improved regional cooperation and innovation through knowledge sharing on experiences and good practices in public procurement.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The Project outputs include:

(i) enhanced capacity of PPMO;

(ii) standard bidding documents, directives, and manuals;

(iii) procurement website;

(iv) increased awareness on public procurement;

(v) enhanced procurement monitoring that will facilitate continuing improvements to the Public Procurement Act and Public Procurement Regulations leading to improved procurement outcomes;

(vi) norms for debarment; and

(vii) assessment of capacity gap of the PPMO to handle e-procurement and identification of institutional development to move towards e-procurement.

A user friendly training module will be developed and all types of procurement relating trainings will be conducted in Nepal.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kathmandu

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

A total of 43 person-months of consulting services.

International Consultant (3 person-months) - E-Procurement Specialist. National Consultants (40 person-months) - Institutional Development Specialist (Team Leader, 1), Procurement Specialists (3), Procurement Training Specialist (1), Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (1), Information Technology Specialist (1), Contract Management Specialist (1)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chand, Narendra Bahadur
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 09 May 2008
Fact Finding 29 May 2008 to 06 Jun 2008
Approval 31 Jul 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 May 2008
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2010

TA 7111-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jul 2008 20 Aug 2008 20 Aug 2008 31 Aug 2010 08 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 31 Jul 2008 448,010.09

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