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Regional: Enhancing Procurement Performance of Developing Member Countries in ADB Projects

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49406-001 Status: Closed

DMCs need a procurement approach that will allow them to respond to their changing needs, reflect the growing strengths and range of executing agency capabilities, and better account for wide range of capacities of procuring entities involved in its various projects. This will help DMCs adopt and incorporate the new public procurement concepts and methods increasingly used worldwide. This policy and advisory technical assistance (TA) will enable ADB support DMCs in strengthening their procurement systems by developing and adopting a new ADB procurement framework to be applied under its financed transactions and administered projects.

Project Details

Project Officer
Thomas Robinson PPFD Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Multisector
 
Project Name Enhancing Procurement Performance of Developing Member Countries in ADB Projects
Project Number 49406-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9056-REG: Enhancing Procurement Performance of Developing Member Countries in ADB Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description DMCs need a procurement approach that will allow them to respond to their changing needs, reflect the growing strengths and range of executing agency capabilities, and better account for wide range of capacities of procuring entities involved in its various projects. This will help DMCs adopt and incorporate the new public procurement concepts and methods increasingly used worldwide. This policy and advisory technical assistance (TA) will enable ADB support DMCs in strengthening their procurement systems by developing and adopting a new ADB procurement framework to be applied under its financed transactions and administered projects.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy A significant portion of ADB's financing to DMCs flow through government procurement systems. As public expenditures rapidly grow, contracting is becoming strategically important. Borrowers are now demanding procurement tools that go beyond compliance monitoring of inputs. Governments globally are making efforts to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public funds. Stronger procurement systems are needed to ensure that governments deliver value for money and that risks are well managed throughout the project cycle. In addition, developing country demand for greater use of their country procurement systems has been growing in projects funded by development partners . These governments also want development partners to agree to the use of harmonized procurement procedures. Goods, works, and services under ADB-financed operations are governed by procurement and consultant selection policies that aim to promote open and fair competition. DMCs have requested ADB to update its procurement and consultant selection policies to ensure that these policies continue to serve their evolving development needs. These updates will also be important to ADB's effort to modernize its procurement and consultant selection rules and regulations in ways that will enhance support for the use of country systems, improve governance and combat corruption, and make use of best practices while still responding to the particular capabilities and operational needs of individual clients.
Impact Enhanced effectiveness of DMC spending in ADB-financed projects through the adoption of a modern principle-based procurement framework.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved quality of DMC procurement decision- making to increase operational efficiency and transparency
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Procurement framework developed

Use of alternative DMC procurement arrangements for ADB-financed projects increased

Capacity enhancement initiatives to support implementation of new procurement policy and procedures developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
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 The TA will require an estimated 20 person-months of services from seven international consultants and 50 person-months of services from five national consultants. When needed, support will be obtained from other experts.
Procurement N/A
Responsible ADB Officer Thomas Robinson
Responsible ADB Department PPFD
Responsible ADB Division PFP1
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Nov 2015
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 17 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Dec 2015

TA 9056-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2015 - 17 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 17 Dec 2015 681,681.09

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