Regional: Strengthening Project Preparation Capacity in Asia and the Pacific - Support for Capacity Development, Knowledge and Networking (Subproject 1)

Sovereign Project | 49407-002

Subproject 1 will provide ancillary capacity development support to DMCs to continuously improve their skills in project identification, preparation, structuring, and financing of infrastructure PPP projects as well as streamline DMC agencies' access to the resources of the AP3F. It will support a range of upstream activities and will give priority to infrastructure projects that (i) have a positive impact on regional connectivity and support regional economic integration; (ii) take into account climate change and are demonstrably climate-friendly and climate-resilient; and (iii) demonstrate value for money and the potential for replication in the sector, country, and/or region, amongst others.

Project Name Strengthening Project Preparation Capacity in Asia and the Pacific - Support for Capacity Development, Knowledge and Networking (Subproject 1)
Project Number 49407-002
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9098-REG: Strengthening Project Preparation Capacity in Asia and the Pacific - Support for Capacity Development, Knowledge and Networking (Subproject 1)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

For classification / For classification

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

Subproject 1 will provide ancillary capacity development support to DMCs to continuously improve their skills in project identification, preparation, structuring, and financing of infrastructure PPP projects as well as streamline DMC agencies' access to the resources of the AP3F. It will support a range of upstream activities and will give priority to infrastructure projects that (i) have a positive impact on regional connectivity and support regional economic integration; (ii) take into account climate change and are demonstrably climate-friendly and climate-resilient; and (iii) demonstrate value for money and the potential for replication in the sector, country, and/or region, amongst others.

Subproject 1 resources will be made available to DMC agencies to help assess and build their capacity for integrated infrastructure and strategy planning; capital investment planning and programming; financial management; and project management and supervision. It will also include knowledge generation and dissemination on policy, fiscal, and institutional frameworks for sustainable delivery of PPP projects. This upstream support will enable DMC agencies to apply for project structuring and implementation support from AP3F later on.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB established the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (AP3F) in October 2014 to provide the additional resources and technical support for the preparation of PPPs and developing the enabling environment for PPPs . AP3F's primary objective is to assist DMC governments and their public sector agencies (DMC Agencies) prepare and structure infrastructure projects with private sector participation (including PPP modalities ) and bring them to the global market. In addition, the Facility (where appropriate) will provide assistance for upstream enabling reforms and capacity building. The Facility commenced its operations on 25 January 2016. The cluster TA representing the $10 million ADB contribution to the Facility was approved on 28 January 2016.
Impact Increased private sector investment in infrastructure projects .
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity to deliver high-impact, bankable, gender-sensitive, socially and environmentally sustainable infrastructure projects (or project opportunities) by developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific to prospective investors increased.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Capacity of DMC agencies to undertake PPPs assessed.

2. Capacity of DMC agencies to undertake PPPs strengthened.

3. Knowledge and networking support provided.

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

All consultants under Subproject 1 will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Subproject 1 will require the services of (i) two international consultants to assess capacity of DMC agencies submitting applications for AP3F support and to review viability of PPP projects that are linked or otherwise complimentary to such applications; (ii) firms and/or individuals for specific activities relating to capacity building in DMC agencies; iii) direct charges relating to conferences, forums, workshops, seminars, surveys and other PPP knowledge and networking events including related expenses (such as travel and accommodation costs), with priority for learning events related to the preparation of AP3F-supported projects. The outline terms of reference for consultants for subprojects are in Appendix 3. Estimated input of 120 person-months of international consultants and 51 person-months of national consultants will be required.

Different methods of consultant selection will be applied, depending on the size and nature of the contracts. Consultants may be engaged via consulting firms(s) or individually. Consultants will be engaged using the following procurement modalities: (i) quality- and cost-based selection using a financial ratio of 90:10; (ii) quality-based selection; (iii) consultant qualification selection; (iv) fixed-budget selection; and (v) single source selection, as appropriate. OPPP will also consider the indefinite delivery contract modality.

Procurement All procurement under the TA will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). Upon completion of the TA, purchased equipment will be turned over to DMC Government or disposed.
Responsible ADB Officer Aoki, Ichiro
Responsible ADB Department OPPP
Responsible ADB Division OPPP
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 17 Mar 2016 to 30 Mar 2016
MRM -
Approval 19 Apr 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Apr 2016

TA 9098-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Apr 2016 - 19 Apr 2016 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 18 Nov 2021 4,189,032.28

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
(MYA) National PPP Project Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2019
AP3F Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019
PHI: National PPP Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Oct 2019 04 Nov 2019
SOL: Tina River Hydropower Project _ Admin Agent Firm - Consulting Closed 08 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2019
UZB: National PPP Project Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Sep 2019 12 Sep 2019
National PPP Project Development Expert (Indonesia) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Aug 2019 29 Aug 2019
AP3F Facility Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jun 2019 05 Jul 2019
National PPP Project Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jun 2019 02 Jul 2019
Procurement and monitoring consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Nov 2018 12 Nov 2018
Social Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Sep 2017 12 Oct 2017
Procurement and Monitoring Specialist for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9098 14 Mar 2017 PriceWaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (India) in Association with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (Kazakhstan) | #8-2-293/82/A/1131A; Road No. 36, Jubile Derabad, India/Andhra Pradesh 500 034 In 17Th Flr, Bldg10, Towerc, Dlf Cyber City Gu Asian Development Bank 434,000.00

Procurement Plan

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