The Luganville Project Readiness Financing (PRF) will (i) help the government undertake baseline investigations and prepare base designs, detailed designs, and associated specifications for the Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (LUWSSP), (ii) support due diligence and start-up activities for LUWSSP and other ensuing urban development projects in Luganville; and (iii) support the project's implementing agencies in early LUWSSP implementation activities.
|Project Name||Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project Readiness Financing|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Luganville Project Readiness Financing (PRF) will (i) help the government undertake baseline investigations and prepare base designs, detailed designs, and associated specifications for the Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (LUWSSP), (ii) support due diligence and start-up activities for LUWSSP and other ensuing urban development projects in Luganville; and (iii) support the project's implementing agencies in early LUWSSP implementation activities.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Low levels of readiness for Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects in Vanuatu have contributed to implementation delays and cost overruns in recent years, leading to shortfalls in the delivery of the targeted outputs and intended outcomes of ADB operations. New ADB projects need robust preparation to reduce these risks and assist the Government of Vanuatu to achieve the sustainable and inclusive growth targets of Vanuatu's National Sustainable Development Plan 2030 (NSDP 2030). The proposed Luganville PRF will strengthen the design and implementation readiness of priority infrastructure projects in Luganville and is expected to reduce the time between the feasibility studies and the award of civil works contracts.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
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|During Project Implementation|
The implementing agencies have delegated to ADB the selection of consultants; however, the government will remain responsible for recruitment, including contract negotiation and award. Recruitment will follow the ADB Procurement Policy and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The terms of reference for key consulting services are detailed in Section E.
Recruitment methods. Consulting firms will be selected to prepare investigations, due diligence, detailed designs, safeguards plans and documents, and procurement plans, as well as to provide advisory services. Individual international and domestic consultants will also be engaged as required, independently or in combination with consulting firms. The technical assessment and design consultant (TADC) firm for the proposed LUWSSP will be recruited using QCBS ratio of 90:10. CQS or QBS may be used for the independent design review consultant (IDRC) firm. MFEM has delegated responsibility for consultant selection to ADB. ADB will assist the executing and implementing agencies in preparing the terms of reference (TOR) and jointly evaluate EOIs and proposals. The government will jointly evaluate EOIs and proposals, lead negotiations and award contracts. MFEM, MLNR, MIA and LMC will remain responsible for negotiating and signing the consulting services contracts.
|Procurement||Most of the proposed activities under the PRF will be consulting services and procurement of small goods or equipment to support establishment of the PIU office in Luganville. To facilitate efficient start-up and operation of the PRF, it is proposed to undertake advance contracting for some of these goods and consulting services. Advance action activities will include (i) selection and recruitment of consultants, (ii) preparation of tender documents to procure minor materials and equipment, and (iii) evaluation of bids. At the effective date of the financing agreement for the PRF, ADB, MFEM, MLNR, MIA and LMC will have agreed (as relevant) to the recommended contract award. Upon effectiveness, contracts can then be signed. DWR, in consultation with DLA, will be responsible for leading the procurement of consulting services and low-value goods until the Luganville-based PIU is fully functional.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sharyn Lena Bow|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia|
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
|Fact Finding||08 Apr 2019 to 12 Apr 2019|
|MRM||03 Jun 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2019|
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