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Regional: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49450-010 Status: Active

The proposed regional transaction TA will provide capacity building and policy advice support to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects, comprising projects included in the indicative project pipeline under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (the _Facility_), and other investment projects in energy planned or proposed in COBPs of PARD DMCs. This transaction TA is not, in and of itself, included in any country's COBP; it is complementary to operations included such COBPs.

 
Project Name Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Project Number 49450-010
Country Regional
Cook Islands
Micronesia, Federated States of
Kiribati
Nauru
Palau
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9425-REG: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Green Climate Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed regional transaction TA will provide capacity building and policy advice support to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects, comprising projects included in the indicative project pipeline under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (the _Facility_), and other investment projects in energy planned or proposed in COBPs of PARD DMCs. This transaction TA is not, in and of itself, included in any country's COBP; it is complementary to operations included such COBPs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed regional transaction TA will support the sustainability of energy investments in the Pacific, including projects to be implemented under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (_the Facility_) and financed by ADB or other sources. The Facility was approved on 22 June 2017 for up to $200 million to finance a series of individual small-value renewable energy projects in the 11 smaller Pacific island countries (PIC-11), and support regional approaches for energy sector reform, private sector development, and capacity building. The Facility was designed to streamline ADB's internal procedures, enhancing its ability to process small-value projects in the PIC-11 faster and with lower transaction costs. The proposed regional transaction TA will support similar energy sector reform, private sector development, and capacity building objectives in countries other than those covered by the Facility (i.e. non PIC-11 countries - Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and Vanuatu).
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide
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 ADB will be responsible for selection and supervision of consultants engaged under the TA. ADB will engage a single firm under QCBS on an output-based lump-sum retainer contract basis with provision for fixed out-of-pocket expenditures, whereunder successive deployments to individual countries under the TA will follow contract variation orders (VOs) specific to the requirements of each deployment. Rates and payment schedules under the first deployment, determined at the time of contract award will form the basis for successive VOs. Contract value will be advertised at an estimated maximum value of $5 million. (ADB will retain the option to recruit consultants on an individual consultants selection (ICS) basis to augment the firm selected under QCBS, at the discretion of the responsible ADB Project Officer.) Consultant areas of expertise will be consistent with activities prescribed in paragraphs 14 through 18, and will include: (i) energy sector policy and strategic planning, (ii) public utility regulation and governance, (iii) electric power utility operations, (iv) financial management and accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and corporate management information systems (MIS) design and implementation, and business process re-engineering. ADB will engage consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated PAIs/TA Staff Instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Trainor, James Michael
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAEN
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 22 Nov 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Nov 2017

TA 9425-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Nov 2017 - 22 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 22 Nov 2017 1,456,517.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consultant Recruitment Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9425 19 Jul 2018 TETRA TECH EM INC.(UNITED STATES) in association with Financial Solutions Ltd(UNITED STATES) 1881 CAMPUS COMMONS DRIVE, SUITE 200 RESTON, VIRGINIA 20191 U.S.A. Asian Development Bank 5,000,000.00

Procurement Plan

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