|Project Name||Small-Scale TA for Establishment of a Central Procurement Unit in the Road Development Authority|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|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|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||tbd|
|During Project Implementation||tbd|
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|
Ministry of Highways and Road Development
|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|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Oct 2008||-||17 Oct 2008||15 Nov 2009||30 May 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Establishment of Central Procurement Unit in the Road Development Authority||TA Completion Reports||May 2012|
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