50288-002: Strengthening Infrastructure Capacity and Innovation for Inclusive Growth | Asian Development Bank

Philippines: Strengthening Infrastructure Capacity and Innovation for Inclusive Growth

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50288-002 Status: Active

The transaction TA grant is split into two phases; phase 1 will ensure smooth and timely start-up of the proposed Project and phase 2 will implement a project management and monitoring system. The TA will directly support the Government and the proposed Project by: (i) screening and prioritizing projects for inclusion in the proposed Project; (ii) enhancing the current management and monitoring system and structures, (iii) identifying key specialist support to augment capacity in DOF, NEDA, DPWH, and DOTr, and (iv) supporting in the implementation of a project management and monitoring system as part of the Build Build Build program.

Project Details

Project Officer
Veron-Okamoto, Adrien Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Strengthening Infrastructure Capacity and Innovation for Inclusive Growth
Project Number 50288-002
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9336-PHI: Strengthening Infrastructure Capacity and Innovation for Inclusive Growth
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The transaction TA grant is split into two phases; phase 1 will ensure smooth and timely start-up of the proposed Project and phase 2 will implement a project management and monitoring system. The TA will directly support the Government and the proposed Project by: (i) screening and prioritizing projects for inclusion in the proposed Project; (ii) enhancing the current management and monitoring system and structures, (iii) identifying key specialist support to augment capacity in DOF, NEDA, DPWH, and DOTr, and (iv) supporting in the implementation of a project management and monitoring system as part of the Build Build Build program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

To realize the goal of accelerated infrastructure development, the Government requested urgent assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to supplement capacity and improve systems and procedures for project development and project monitoring. This assistance will be provided in two forms. An Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility Project will support the two key agencies responsible for national public infrastructure, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Transport (DOTr). The Project will assist Government in making objective investment decisions, provide a robust project pipeline ready for implementation, and assist with the preparation activities to fill the infrastructure gap of the country.

Prior to the start-up of the proposed Project, a technical assistance (TA) grant, which will provide support in the development and establishment of the infrastructure project monitoring and management system in the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Finance (DOF), DOTr, and DPWH. The Project is aligned with the following impact: infrastructure development accelerated. The outcome of the Project will be delivery and quality of public infrastructure projects improved.

The proposed project is included in the Country Operations and Business Plan 2017- 2019. The impact will be infrastructure development accelerated. It has the following outcome: delivery and quality of public infrastructure projects improved. The Project comprises four outputs: (i) road and bridge projects prepared; (ii) water projects prepared; (iii) rail, public transport, port, and airport project prepared; and (iv) proposed Project monitoring system prepared.

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 Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The fact finding mission was held during 24 February- 14 March 2017 with respective government agencies: Department of Finance (DOF), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Transportation (DOTr).
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The TA will require 140 person months of international specialists and 332 person months of national specialists for a total of 472 person months of specialist inputs. The consultants may provide support and advice in technical areas of project management, road and bridge engineering, flood protection works, tunneling, ports, airports, and railways. It will also provide support with the implementation of the project management and monitoring system. National specialists will be recruited to complement the international expertise and ensure adequate knowledge of local conditions and regulations.

In the first phase, for Outputs 1,2 and 3, the experts include: (i) project management and monitoring specialist (5 person-months, individual, international), (ii) senior international experts (15 person-months, individual, international), and (iii) national experts (32 person-months, individuals, national). The second phase, Output 4, will be prepared under Output 3 and the detailed TOR and recruitment of the firm to support the implementation of the project management and implantation system. Output-based or lump-sum contracts may be considered in engaging consulting services to reduce administrative burden and improve economy, efficiency, and value for money. The team of consultants will work closely with DOF and NEDA staff to support and advise on an interim basis throughout the proposed project.

The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The TA disbursement will be done following ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Veron-Okamoto, Adrien
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance
Ms. Maria Edita Z. Tan, Assistant Secretary, International Finance Group
[email protected]
DOF Building Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 30 Jun 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Jul 2017

TA 9336-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Jun 2017 14 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017 28 Feb 2021 - -
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 30 Jun 2017 175,690.52

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Railway Civil Engineer (Team Leader) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017
Railway Civil Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017
Estimator/ Quantity Surveyor Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jul 2017 08 Aug 2017
Transportation Planner Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jul 2017 08 Aug 2017
Train Operations Planner Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jul 2017 08 Aug 2017
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jul 2017 08 Aug 2017
Land Acquisition/Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 26 Jul 2017 22 Aug 2017
Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017
National Project Management and Monitoring Specialist (DPWH assignment) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
National Project Management and Monitoring Specialist (DOTr assignment) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Project Management and Monitoring Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jun 2017 09 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

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