Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42173-015

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide (i) project preparation support to a series of ensuing urban sector projects in South Asia during 2019-2022; and (ii) capacity building and project implementation support to a series of ongoing projects. The ensuing projects being prepared by the urban development and water division of South Asia are aligned with Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Strategy 2030 with an operational priority of building livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive and resilient. The projects will contribute to integrated, sustainable and smart urban development in the region, promote and showcase innovations, and thus require corresponding technical, safeguard, governance, financial management, and economic due diligence in addition to advance contracting and readiness requirements set by the developing member countries in South Asia and ADB to ensure efficient implementation.

Project Name Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility
Project Number 42173-015
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9781-REG: Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 4.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide (i) project preparation support to a series of ensuing urban sector projects in South Asia during 2019-2022; and (ii) capacity building and project implementation support to a series of ongoing projects. The ensuing projects being prepared by the urban development and water division of South Asia are aligned with Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Strategy 2030 with an operational priority of building livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive and resilient. The projects will contribute to integrated, sustainable and smart urban development in the region, promote and showcase innovations, and thus require corresponding technical, safeguard, governance, financial management, and economic due diligence in addition to advance contracting and readiness requirements set by the developing member countries in South Asia and ADB to ensure efficient implementation. Large efficiency gains can be achieved by utilizing a combined facility approach for the development of multiple projects under a single cost center.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This transaction TA facility combines the key features of project preparatory, loan-tied or piggy backed and capacity development TAs, thereby providing greater efficiencies in TA management and greater flexibility in providing a range of solutions to DMCs under a single resource envelope. Tedious administration requirements of hiring several firms and individual consultants will be bypassed using framework agreements (for both firms and individuals), which will expedite consultant mobilization, enhance competition, reduce transaction costs and shorten overall recruitment time for repeat assignments of similar nature.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bangladesh - Dhaka, Khulna; Bhutan - Paro; Maldives - Male; Nepal - Kathmandu; Sri Lanka - Colombo
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 ADB will engage consultants following the ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. For project preparatory assignments, two firms will be empaneled through framework agreements prequalifying them for a period of up to 3 years to provide advice on subsequent assignments. A total of 145 person-months (86.5 international and 58.5 national) are expected to be contracted to the empaneled firms. Framework agreements will also be used for engaging 6 person-months of services from two home-based individual international consultants to support project documentation and the editing of knowledge products. A national procurement management consulting firm will be engaged through a simplified technical proposal for transactional support requirements. An output-based contract with milestone payments will be used. The inputs will be office-based. ADB will also engage individual consultants (two international for 6 person-months and eight national for 115 person-months) using individual consultant selection. Individual consultants will support knowledge management and day-to-day project and TA administration. International consultants will render home-based inputs. National consultants will be based in ADB headquarters, except for one consultant who will be based in ADB's Bangladesh Resident Mission. Individual consultants and consultant firms will be engaged to the extent possible to support more than one project.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Pokharel, Santosh
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Aug 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Aug 2019

TA 9781-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Aug 2019 - 07 Aug 2019 31 Jul 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 07 Aug 2019 921,694.33

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Early Childhood Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 15 Jun 2021 28 Jun 2021
Aged Care Service Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 15 Jun 2021 28 Jun 2021
Urban Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 May 2021 14 May 2021
Social Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 May 2021 21 May 2021
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 May 2021 21 May 2021
Climate Change Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2021 23 Apr 2021
Gender Specialist/Team leader (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2021 23 Apr 2021
Social protection and care services specialist (for elderly and children) (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2021 23 Apr 2021
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Data Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2021 23 Apr 2021
Economic and Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jan 2021 18 Jan 2021
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Dec 2020 08 Jan 2021
International Writer/Editor Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Dec 2020 24 Dec 2020
Social Safeguards Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Dec 2020 17 Dec 2020
Irrigation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2020 28 Nov 2020
Sanitation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Nov 2020 20 Nov 2020
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2020 30 Nov 2020
Procurement Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2020 22 Nov 2020
Water Supply Expert (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020
Project/TA Implementation Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Oct 2020 24 Oct 2020
Safeguards Assistant/Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Oct 2020 21 Oct 2020
Architect/Urban Planner (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020
Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Aug 2020 03 Sep 2020
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2020 20 Aug 2020
Social Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2020 20 Aug 2020
Private Sector Participation (Affordable Housing) Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Aug 2020 19 Aug 2020
Deputy Team Leader / Project Advisor (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Social Development and Gender Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Architect/Urban Planner (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Structural Engineer (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Aug 2020 18 Aug 2020
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jul 2020 29 Jul 2020
Senior Environment Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jul 2020 13 Jul 2020
Sewage Treatment Plant Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Apr 2020 10 Apr 2020
River Hydrologist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2020 24 Mar 2020
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Mar 2020 17 Mar 2020
Knowledge Project Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020
Biodiversity Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020
Hydraulic Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2020
Team Leader cum Tunnel Expert (Structural Engineer) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2020
Senior Geotechnical Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2020
Water Supply Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2020 27 Feb 2020
Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Feb 2020 18 Feb 2020
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Feb 2020 18 Feb 2020
Housing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Feb 2020 10 Feb 2020
Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility (Framework Agreement) Firm - Consulting Closed 22 Jan 2020 16 Mar 2020
Strategic Communication Analyst (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jan 2020 23 Jan 2020
Social Safeguards Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Dec 2019 12 Dec 2019
Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2019 02 Dec 2019
Economic and Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019
Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2019 09 Dec 2019
Procurement Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019
Water Supply Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019
Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2019 07 Dec 2019
Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2019 07 Dec 2019
Procurement Admnistration Support-II (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Oct 2019 05 Nov 2019
Procurement Admnistration Support (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Oct 2019 05 Nov 2019
Solid Waste Management Expert (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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