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Vanuatu: Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Project Readiness Financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51335-002 Status: Active

The Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation 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 (iii) support the project's implementing agencies in early LUWSSP implementation activities.

Project Details

Project Officer
Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Vanuatu
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Project Readiness Financing)
Project Number 51335-002
Country Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6025-VAN: Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project - Project Readiness Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
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 Urban Water Supply and Sanitation 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 (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-supported operations. New ADB-supported projects need more 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, is expected to reduce the time between the feasibility studies and the award of civil works contracts, and will provide some capacity building support.
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 Luganville
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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended

from time to time) and Procurement Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time).

Procurement All procurement of goods will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. All goods and equipment contracts are anticipated to be relatively low value. Request for quotations (RFQ) will be used for the procurement of low value equipment listed in the procurement plan.
Responsible ADB Officer Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAUW
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance and Treasury (formerly Department of Finance)
Private Mail Bag 9031
Port Vila, Shefa Province
Republic of Vanuatu
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
P.M.B. 058
Port Vila
Vanuatu
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 08 Apr 2019 to 12 Apr 2019
MRM 03 Jun 2019
Approval 26 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Nov 2020

Grant 6025-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2019 12 Dec 2019 25 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 26 Nov 2019 1.79 0.00 60%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2019 0.12 0.00 4%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Independent Design Review Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020
Sanitation Program Lead Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Nov 2020 19 Jan 2021
Water Program Lead Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Nov 2020 19 Jan 2021
Finance and Administration Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020
Technical Assessment and Design Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 22 May 2020 03 Jun 2020
Project Implementation Unit Head Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jul 2019 16 Aug 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND DESIGN CONSULTANT Grant 6025 18 Dec 2020 SAFEGE SAS (SUEZ CONSULTING) 15-27 RUE DU PORT - 92022 NANTERRE CADEX FRANCE Ministry of Finance & Economic Management 1,633,305.49