The transaction technical assistance facility (the F-TrTA) will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects, comprising the Green Finance Catalyzing Facility (GFCF), the public private partnership (PPP) Demonstration II for elderly care (EC), the Jilin Yanji Urban Development, and the Multimodal Passenger Hubs Development. All ensuing projects involve investments in green and low carbon infrastructure and elderly care, key strategic priorities for both the government and ADB. This F-TrTA is listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2017- 2019, for the People's Republic of China (PRC).
|Project Name||Supporting Project Preparation|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds
Health / Health system development
Transport / Multimodal logistics - Rail transport (non-urban) - Urban public transport
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban housing - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance facility (the F-TrTA) will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects, comprising the Green Finance Catalyzing Facility (GFCF), the public private partnership (PPP) Demonstration II for elderly care (EC), the Jilin Yanji Urban Development, and the Multimodal Passenger Hubs Development. All ensuing projects involve investments in green and low carbon infrastructure and elderly care, key strategic priorities for both the government and ADB. This F-TrTA is listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2017- 2019, for the People's Republic of China (PRC).|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Project preparation activities for PRC projects support the review of the FSR prepared by the design institutes and the preparation of standard ADB documents, including due diligence and other requirements, such as financial, economic, and safeguards, and poverty, social, and gender analyses. The review found out that 52% of the PPTA resources were used to revise and strengthen projects' detailed engineering designs prepared by the design institutes, while in 48% of the cases PPTAs were used to undertake standard ADB due diligence and other requirements. This confirms that, for a subgroup of ADB-funded projects, the FSR prepared by the design institutes is of good quality, and therefore the preparatory work could only cover standard due diligence assessments, without the need to duplicate design work. In the latter cases, efficiency gains could come from engaging consultants to undertake standard due diligence assessments for multiple projects.
To address the above issues and in line with the new TA programmatic approach, the F-TrTA will provide project preparation support, from planning and sector work to due diligence assessments and start-up activities, for four projects pipelined for 2018 and 2019 (the subprojects). As projects are likely to require similar set of safeguard, financial management, and economic and sector assessments, the facility approach is suitable to (i) enhance operational efficiency in preparing the projects, (ii) reap important synergies from working with the same consultants, (iii) and reduce recruitment time of consultants by allowing consultants to be retained on a long-term basis; and (iv) strengthen coordination between ADB's preparatory activities and design institutes' work. The F-TrTA will result in PRC's efficient strategic implementation of a longer-term consolidated TA for supporting project preparation, aiming at faster delivery of project preparation, quicker and more flexible responsiveness to support lending operations, and higher readiness of approved projects.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
Each subproject will require a team of international and national consultants to be engaged by ADB. Consulting firms and individual consultants will be recruited based on the requirements of each TA subproject, in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated PAIs/TA Staff Instructions. The fields, duration of engagement and related costs of the expertise in Appendix 3 of the TA report are indicative and estimates will be finalized prior to approval of each subproject in consultation with the government teams. Consulting firms will be engaged following either the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 using full, simplified, or bio-data technical proposal procedures; or consultant's qualification selection, as appropriate.
Consultants to be selected using the individual consultants' selection method will be engaged to provide specialized technical inputs to fulfill ADB advanced planning and sector work, due diligence requirements, and enhance project readiness. Contract options may include time-based or framework agreements. Lump-sum or output-based contracts will be considered for consulting services under the TA facility. When the preparation of loans to be supported by the proposed TA facility require the same set of expertise, important synergies may be reaped from engaging the same consultants. New contract modalities such as framework agreements, will allow consultants to be retained for repeat assignments during a given period.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mongiorgi-Lorenzo, Marzia|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||05 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||13 Dec 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Dec 2017||29 Jan 2018||29 Jan 2018||31 Dec 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,350,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,350,000.00||05 Dec 2017||120,757.56|
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