Solomon Islands: Preparing the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 51271-002

The project readiness financing (PRF) will facilitate a smooth transition from preparation to implementation of the proposed Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project and will minimize contracting delays and speed up the initial disbursements for the project.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Blaik, Stephen
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Solomon Islands
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Preparing the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Project Number 51271-002
Country / Economy Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6014-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Project Readiness Financing
Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The project readiness financing (PRF) will facilitate a smooth transition from preparation to implementation of the proposed Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project and will minimize contracting delays and speed up the initial disbursements for the project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PRF will finance the engagement of consulting firms and individual consultants to (i) conduct surveys required for the detailed engineering design of selected priority project components; (ii) deliver detailed engineering design and bidding documents for selected priority project components; (iii) support Solomon Water in procuring project goods, equipment, and civil works contracts, including bid evaluation and preparation of bid evaluation reports as well as the award of contracts; (iv) strengthen the capacity of Solomon Water's project management unit (PMU); and (v) assist Solomon Water in preparing and implementing safeguard plans and community consultations.
Impact

Not required

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Not required

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Not required

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Honiara
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Safeguards categorization is not applicable for Project Readiness Financing that is for consulting services only.
Involuntary Resettlement Safeguards categorization is not applicable for Project Readiness Financing that is for consulting services only.
Indigenous Peoples Safeguards categorization is not applicable for Project Readiness Financing that is for consulting services only.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with the key stakeholders including the affected communities will be carried out to update them on the project progress and notify/discuss any changes in the project design.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and associated regulations
Procurement Procurement will be carried out following ADB's Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Blaik, Stephen
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAUW
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Aug 2020
Fact Finding 07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018
MRM 20 Nov 2018
Approval 12 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Sep 2022

Grant 6014-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2018 25 Jan 2019 12 Feb 2019 30 Jun 2021 31 Dec 2022 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.32 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 17 Jun 2022 3.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.32 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 2.11 0.00 70%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019
WASH Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019
Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019
PRF Package 2 Firm - Consulting Closed 20 May 2019 10 Jun 2019
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Project Readiness Financing Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2018 13 Dec 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT - PROJECT MANAGEMENT Grant 6014 17 Jul 2019 MARK TIMOTHY WAITE | 128/51 GOLDEN NAKARA ONNUCH SOI 65 PRAWET BANGKOK 10250 THAILAND Ministry of Finance and Treasury 118,000.00
DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN Grant 6014 14 Feb 2019 SAFEGE IN ASSOC WITH DCCD ENGINEERING CORP | 15/27 RUE DU PORT PARC DE I'LLE NANTERRE 92022 FRANCE FRANCE Ministry of Finance and Treasury 2,410,100.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.