42178-012: Small-Scale TA for Establishment of a Central Procurement Unit in the Road Development Authority | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Small-Scale TA for Establishment of a Central Procurement Unit in the Road Development Authority

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42178-012 Status: Closed


Project Details

Project Officer
Muthugala, Sarath South Asia Department Request for information
  • Sri Lanka
  • Transport
Project Name Small-Scale TA for Establishment of a Central Procurement Unit in the Road Development Authority
Project Number 42178-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7153-SRI: Small-Scale TA for Establishment of a Central Procurement Unit in the Road Development Authority
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description tbd
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy As a general governance intervention in the transport sector, the SSTA is consistant with the strategic thrust and priorities of both the 2008 Country Operations Business Plan and the 2009-2011 draft Country Partnership Strategy.
Impact The improved public financial management (procurement) of the RDA
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

TA is enhanced efficiency and transparency of the public procurement process for national


Progress Toward Outcome Although the activities carried out under S-CDTA has assisted CPU to be more efficient, the lack commitment from RDA to provide required staff and its reluctance to delegate major procurement activities to CPU has resulted in not achieving the total expected outcome of the TA.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Project Outputs are (i) CPU is fully staffed and functional; (ii) CPU staff are adequately skilled; and (iii) Procurement reports and templates specific to RDA based on Government's policies are developed.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) TA paper was changed through a minor variation with the concurrence of the COS1 to reflect the changes of the minor change of the scope, TOR and implimentation arrengements to recruit a consultants firm on a SSS basis.SGS was recruited w.e.f 5 July 2010.The National and International 2 individual Consultants have been demobilised since the change of implimentation arrengements of the TA. TA closing date was extended untill 30 May 2011 to facilitate the implimentation of TOR of the Consultants.SGS has completed conducting Pre test for training and risk profiling and 2 training programs as agreed in the TOR.The first report and the interim training performence report on the training conducted have been submitted by SGS in september 2010. The revised closing date is 30 May 2011.SGS submitted their Final Draft Report on 21April 2011 and waiting for comments from CPU.
Geographical Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design tbd
During Project Implementation tbd
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The S-CDTA will be implemented over 12 months with expected commencement on 15 November 2008 through a team of one international procurement specialist (6 person months input) and one national procurement specialist (5 person months input).

The international consultant, who will act as Team Leader, will have experience in relevant developing countries of (i) public procurement concepts, including policy and regulatory frameworks; (ii) national and international procurement in the road sector; (iii) design and development of procurement units in line ministries; (iv) review and drafting of procurement reports, including Bid Evaluation Reports for the road sector; and (iv) development and implementation of procurement training activities. The national consultant will have experience in (i) the Procurement Guidelines and the Procurement Manual issued by the National Procurement Agency (NPA) in 2006; (ii) practical experience gained from road sector procurement in Sri Lanka; and (iii) practical experience in design and implementation of procurement training activities in Sri Lanka, preferably in the road sector. Both the international and the national specialist should have practical experience in procurement under Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) rules and procedures.

Responsible ADB Officer Muthugala, Sarath
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Highways and Road Development
RWR Premasiri
Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla
Concept Clearance 18 Aug 2008
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
Approval 17 Oct 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 02 Jun 2011

TA 7153-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2008 - 17 Oct 2008 15 Nov 2009 30 May 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 56,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 281,250.00 17 Oct 2008 198,529.16

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