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Regional: Establishment of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46500-001 Status: Active

The proposed technical assistance is included in the Pacific: Regional Operation Business Plan (ROBP) 2013-2015 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), as a 2013 non-lending activity. The proposed technical assistance supports the ROBP emphasis on strengthening core government functions including policy formulation, and public sector management.

The design of the proposed Pacific Regional Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office (PRIF Coordination Office) is based on the design of the existing PRIF Secretariat (supported through World Bank) and PIAC (supported through RETA-6522), however the design also incorporates the recommendations of independent evaluations and direction from the SMT.

Project Details

Project Officer
Mary Juhyun Kim Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Establishment of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office
Project Number 46500-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8345-REG: Establishment of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Government of Australia US$ 6.86 million
New Zealand Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance US$ 2.40 million
TA 8345-REG: Establishment of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 8345-REG: Establishment of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
New Zealand Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance US$ 1.90 million
TA: Establishment of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office (Supplementary)
European Investment Bank US$ 1.10 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Transport / Air transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Water transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed technical assistance is included in the Pacific: Regional Operation Business Plan (ROBP) 2013-2015 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), as a 2013 non-lending activity. The proposed technical assistance supports the ROBP emphasis on strengthening core government functions including policy formulation, and public sector management.

The design of the proposed Pacific Regional Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office (PRIF Coordination Office) is based on the design of the existing PRIF Secretariat (supported through World Bank) and PIAC (supported through RETA-6522), however the design also incorporates the recommendations of independent evaluations and direction from the SMT.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The technical assistance is being developed and will be implemented through guidance from the Pacific Regional Infrastructure Facility (PRIF), which is a development partner coordination mechanism including Asian Development Bank, Australian Aid - Department of foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), European Union and European Investment Bank (EC/EIB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT) and World Bank Group.
Impact The quality of infrastructure investments in the Pacific Islands (PRIF covers twelve Pacific Island countries consisting of Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) has improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Governments of the Pacific island countries receive comprehensive and coordinated support and TA on infrastructure investments
Progress Toward Outcome Improved coordination being achieved. Implementation ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved coordination of PRIF partner infrastructure investments in the Pacific

2. Governments of the Pacific island countries receive technical advice on infrastructure development

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The current available financing for the TA is $13.15 million: $2.00 million from ADB, $6.85 million from the Government of Australia, $4.30 million from the Government of New Zealand. ADB is administering the grants. The TA completion date is also approved to extend to 31 October 2019. There are 15 ongoing initiatives being implemented for 12 Pacific developing member countries under the TA. Approximately $11.62 million has been committed, with $9.46 million disbursed to date.
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design (i) Government officials from relevant government agencies and state-owned enterprises in PDMCs, including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Enterprises;(ii) Private sector entities;(iii) Civil society organizations including women's and community groups; and(iv) Development partners active in infrastructure activities in Pacific including the IFC, AUS DFAT, NZMFAT, WB, EC/EIB, JICA; and other bilateral and multilateral development institutions/organizations.
During Project Implementation Same as during the project design with more frequent and in-depth consultations.The United States Department of State was formally welcomed as a full member of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility(PRIF) in December 2018.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will be the executing agency for the regional technical assistance. The technical assistance will require a total of 318 person-months international consultants and 168 person-months national consultants to be hired through individual consultant selection (ICS). Six full-time consultants (three international [108 person-months] and three national [108 person-months]) will be recruited as the core team for the PRIF Coordination Office. The core team will be supported by specialized short term consultants (international 210 person-months and national 60 person-months) who will be recruited by a combination of ICS and indefinite delivery contract (IDC). The specialized short-term technical assistance will also be required for specific assignments that result from government demand for analysis, advice, and project preparation in the expected focal subsectors (transport, water, sanitation, solid waste management, energy, and communications). Terms of reference for short-term assignments will be prepared by the PRIF Coordination Office core team and submitted for clearance by the PRIF Management Committee (PMC).
Procurement Equipment and materials financed under the technical assistance will be procured by the PRIF Coordination Office core team in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Training and workshops will be implemented through the consultants' contracts. The proceeds of the technical assistance will be disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Mary Juhyun Kim
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Dec 2012
Fact Finding 18 Dec 2012 to 18 Dec 2012
MRM -
Approval 27 Mar 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2019

TA 8345-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Mar 2013 - 27 Mar 2013 30 Apr 2016 31 Oct 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 11,155,788.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 13,155,788.00 27 Mar 2013 10,497,677.17

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Review of Framework for Action on Energy Security in the Pacific (FAESP) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jun 2019 08 Jul 2019
Country Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019
Waste Management Specialist / Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019
Recycling Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019
Waste Audits Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019
Pacific Island Country National Sanitation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019
Phase 3 Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019
International Sanitation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Feb 2019 06 Mar 2019
Scoping study – Establishing a Regional Energy Training Program and Centre in the Pacific Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jan 2019 17 Feb 2019
Asset condition methodologies Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Dec 2018 27 Jan 2019
Asset Condition Methodologies Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Dec 2018 27 Jan 2019
Low-cost Pavement design Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2018 10 Dec 2018
Project Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Nov 2018 17 Nov 2018
Establishment of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office - Strategic Policy Review Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jul 2018 18 Jul 2018
Operations and Knowledge Hub Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jun 2018 12 Jun 2018
Fiji NAMF Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Fiji NAMF Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Fiji NAMF Implementation Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
Establishment of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility Coordination Office - Support for 3rd Pacific Energy Investors Forum, Palau, August 2018 Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Jan 2018 16 Feb 2018
Road Pavement Design Trials Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Dec 2017 26 Jan 2018
TA Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017
Collation of Renewable Energy infrastructure project cost data in the Pacific Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2017 07 Dec 2017
Optimum Operating Model Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Sep 2017 27 Sep 2017
Technical Assistance Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Aug 2017 01 Sep 2017
Infrastructure Advisory Panel - IDC Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2017 13 Aug 2017
Senior maritime transport specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jul 2017 09 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8345 12 Jul 2017 CHAPMAN TRIPP(NEW ZEALAND) 1-13 GREY STREET WELLINGTON DX SP20204 NEW ZEALAND Asian Development Bank 432,067.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8345 05 Apr 2017 Castalia (New Zealand) Level 2, 88 The Terrace Wellington, Wellington New Zealand Asian Development Bank 187,795.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8345 05 Apr 2017 Castalia (New Zealand) Level 2, 88 The Terrace Wellington, Wellington New Zealand Asian Development Bank 187,795.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8345 05 Apr 2017 Castalia(New Zealand) Level 2, 88 The Terrace Wellington, Wellington New Zealand Ministry of Road and Transportation 187,795.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8345 24 May 2016 Smec International Pty. Ltd. (Australia) 220-226 Sharp Street Cooma, NSW 2630 Australia Asian Development Bank 161,840.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8345 31 Mar 2016 Tonga Power Limited (Tonga) Nukualofa Tonga Asian Development Bank 302,691.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8345 19 Jun 2015 Vinstar Consulting International (New Zealand) in association with Fraser Thomas Partners Ltd. (New Zealand) 9 Castle Drive, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Asian Development Bank 298,490.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.