fbpx 42466-017: Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 3 | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42466-017 Status: Active
 
Project Name Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 42466-017
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3839-BAN: Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome No training under Tranche 3 has started yet due to COVID-19 pandemic, although contracts have already been signed with some industry associations. Training activities have been officially suspended since 18 March 2020.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: Preliminary activities are ongoing although no training under Tranche 3 has started yet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contracts have already been signed with some industry associations. Other contracts are under preparation and review. Training activities have been officially suspended since 18 March 2020.

Output 2: Activities will start immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic eases up.

Output 3: Recruitment rules and organogram of NHRDF have been approved. Recruitment of staff will start immediately after the pandemic eases up. Operational manual and financing plan have not yet been approved by Finance Division (no meeting has been done since the second meeting on January 02, 2020 because of pandemic).

NSDA rules have been approved and posted in the website. Organogram of NSDA has been cleared by Finance Division. Recruitment will start soon after completing a few more internal procedures.

Civil works packages are for contract award by Nov/Dec 2020.

Output 4: Activities are ongoing. Will be completed in due course.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Tranche 3 will support the renovation of BITAC training facilities and the new construction of BACI training facilities for construction skills training. Hence, Tranche 3 is classified as Environment Category B. Initial environment assessments have been carried out for the two sites of BITAC and BACI facilities, and environment management plans have been prepared in accordance with the environmental assessment review framework. Any potential environment impacts during construction are considered manageable as outlined in the environment management plan. Additional sites for upgrading training facilities may be identified for support under Tranche 3. Accordingly, the environment review framework had been updated during Tranche 3 preparation.
Involuntary Resettlement Tranche 3 does not require any land acquisition or relocation of people. Upgrading civil works for training facilities will occur within existing premises.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 3 will generate positive impacts to small ethnic communities through increased skilling opportunities and targeted financial support.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Participatory approaches and project activities-Key stakeholders were consulted throughout implementation of Projects 1 and 2, and during Project 3 preparation. These included training providers and coordinators, teachers and trainees, representatives from industry associations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and government stakeholders. Public consultations were also undertaken across several districts, including meetings with regional administrators, training institutes, trainees, and trainers. Regular consultations have taken place during Projects 1 and 2 implementation to identify any project-related grievances and to seek feedback from communities about SEIP training programs. Civil society organizations. -Private and NGO training providers are important partners in SEIP. They deliver market-relevant training and coordinate activities to enhance training quality.
During Project Implementation Industry associations and NGOs, as training partners for SEIP, are regularly consulted during project implementation; hence, a separate participation plan is not needed.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be selected using ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) and will be subject to ADB's prior review. ADB's member country procurement eligibility restrictions will apply.
Procurement

Goods and civil works will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Goods valued at $2 million or more and works valued at $15 million or more will be procured through international competitive bidding method using ADB's standard bidding documents and will be subject to prior review by ADB. Goods and civil works packages with estimated value below the international competitive bidding threshold mentioned above will be procured using the national competitive bidding method, in accordance with the government's Public Procurement Act (2006, and subsequent amendments) and Public Procurement Rules (2008, and subsequent amendments) subject to modifications agreed between the government and ADB as set out in the FAM and procurement plan. For efficiency and economy, small civil works can be grouped together into larger bid packages, wherever feasible.

The existing implementing partners from Tranches 1 and 2 - 13 industry associations, BB-SME, and PKSF will be continuously be engaged through SSS to deliver the ongoing training courses, along with new courses. The same training grants contracts developed in Tranche 1 will be used with the updated business plan template for consistency across the implementing partners. The draft training grants contracts along with the business plan will be submitted to ADB for review and endorsement.

Responsible ADB Officer Lee, Sunhwa
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Finance Division, MOF (EA)
[email protected]
Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 04 Jul 2019
Approval 10 Oct 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Nov 2020

Loan 3839-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Oct 2019 25 Nov 2019 28 Jan 2020 18 May 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 191.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 10 Oct 2019 50.04 0.00 33%
Counterpart 41.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Oct 2019 13.08 0.00 9%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory - - -

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Engineer (Civil) for BACI SDI Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Feb 2021 24 Feb 2021
Site Engineer (Electrical/Electronics) for BACI SDI Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Feb 2021 24 Feb 2021
Site Engineer (Electrical) for BITAC Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Feb 2021 24 Feb 2021
Environmental Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jan 2021 18 Jan 2021
Site Engineer (Civil) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Dec 2020 20 Dec 2020
Site Engineer (Electrical) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Dec 2020 20 Dec 2020
L3839-BAN: Skills for Employment Investment Program – Tranche 3 [WD-01] Invitation for Bids Closed 29 Jun 2020 13 Aug 2020
L3839-BAN: Skills for Employment Investment Program – Tranche 3 [WD-02] Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Mar 2020 04 Jun 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
1ST AMENDMENT OF MOU WITH NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FUND (NHRDF) Loan 3839 15 Feb 2021 NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FUND (NHR FINANCE DIVISION, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, DHAKA, BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 3,076,351.13 3,076,351.13
WD-01: CONSTRUCTION OF BITAC TRAINING CENTER Loan 3839 12 Jan 2021 THE ENGINEERS &ARCHITECTS LIMITED 10, TOYENBEE CIRCULAR RD., MOTIJHEEL C/A DHAKA-1000 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF CONSTRUCTION 6,953,871.00 6,953,871.00
T-08: SKILLS TRAINING-PALLI KARMA SAHAYAK FOUNDATI ON (PKSF) Loan 3839 28 Dec 2020 PALLI KARMA-SAHAYAK FOUNDATION (PKSF) E-4/B, AGARGAON ADMINISTRATIVE AREA SHER-E-BANGLA NAGAR, DHAKA-1207 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 5,900,127.13 5,900,127.13
T-01: IT SKILLS TRAINING-BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION OF SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION SERVICES (BASIS) Loan 3839 21 Dec 2020 BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION OF SOFTWARE AND INFORM BDBL BHABAN (LEVEL 5 ? WEST) 12 KAWRAN BAZAR, DHAKA-1215 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 2,766,881.29 2,766,881.29
WD-02: CONSTRUCTION OF BACI SKILL DEVELOPMENT INST ITUTE Loan 3839 14 Dec 2020 DELTA ENGINEERS & CONSORTIUM LTD.-EHA (JV) 435-A/2, CHASHI KALLYAN BHABAN BORO MOGBAZAR, DHAKA-1217 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF CONSTRUCTION 2,825,697.21 2,822,892.70
T-10: LEATHER GOODS SKILLS TRAINING-LEATHER GOODS AND FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS ASSOCIATI ON (LFMEAB) Loan 3839 14 Dec 2020 LEATHERGOODS AND FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURERS & ERECTORS HOUSE (9F), 18-KEMAL ATATURK AVE, BANANI C/A, DHAKA-1213 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 3,089,483.76 3,089,483.76
T-14: TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SKILLS TRAINING - T&H ISC Loan 3839 01 Dec 2020 TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SKILLS COUNC SATTARA CENTER (13TH FLOOR), 30/A, NAYA PALTAN, VIP ROAD, DHAKA-1000 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 2,827,804.81 2,827,804.81
T-11: CALL CENTER SKILLS TRAINING - BANGLADESH ASS OCIATION OF CALL CENTERS AND OUTSOURCING (BACCO) Loan 3839 25 Sep 2020 BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION OF CALL CENTERS AND OU CNAVANA TOWER(5/F), 45, GULSHAN AVENUE GULSHAN-1, DHAKA-1212 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 3,224,400.07 3,223,544.64
T-16: CONSTRUCTION SKILLS TRAINING - REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF BANGLADESH (REHAB) Loan 3839 21 Aug 2020 REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF BANGLA NATIONAL PLAZA 5/6F, 1/G, FREE SCHOOL ST SONARGAON ROAD, DHAKA 1205 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 3,786,010.86 3,785,211.75
T-13: AGRO-FOOD SKILLS TRAINING - BANGLADESH AGRO PROCESSORS' ASSOCIATION (BAPA) Loan 3839 11 Aug 2020 BANGLADESH AGRO PROCESSORS' ASSOCIATION-BAPA NAVANA NEWBURY PALACE, D-6 (6/F), 4/1/A SOBHANBAGH, DHANMONDI, DHAKA-1207 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 5,331,752.22 5,329,451.20
T-02: CONSTRUCTION SKILLS TRAINING - BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (BACI) Loan 3839 11 Aug 2020 BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION OF CONSTRUCTION EASTERN ELITE CENTER (5F), HOUSE 50 RD, #9/A, SATMASJID RD, DHANMONDI 1209 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 6,180,523.26 6,177,855.93
INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA (IBA,DU)-MIDLEVEL/MANAGERIAL TRAINING Loan 3839 15 Jul 2020 INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DHAKA - 1000 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 1,497,231.15 1,497,231.15
T-17: BANGLADESH WOMEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (BWCCI) Loan 3839 15 Jul 2020 BANGLADESH WOMEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND PLOT # 2(2ND AND 3RD FLOOR), ROAD # 23/C GULSHAN-1, DHAKA-1212 BANGLADESH Finance Division, MOF OTHERS 2,622,143.21 2,622,143.21

Procurement Plan