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Philippines: Capacity Building to Foster Competition Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52078-001 Status: Active

The project will (i) strengthen the institutional capacity of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to foster competition, (ii) establish a cross-government staff development program for competition policy, and (iii) ensure the sustainability of the reforms by establishing an academic center of excellence in competition policy and law.

Project Details

Project Officer
Chongvilaivan, Aekapol Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Capacity Building to Foster Competition Project
Project Number 52078-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3878-PHI: Capacity Building to Foster Competition Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 23.30 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Law and judiciary - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will (i) strengthen the institutional capacity of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to foster competition, (ii) establish a cross-government staff development program for competition policy, and (iii) ensure the sustainability of the reforms by establishing an academic center of excellence in competition policy and law.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Philippine Development Plan (PDP), 2017 2022 continues the government's strong emphasis on inclusive growth. Under the PDP, the government has set a strategic target to reach upper middle-income status by 2022. To meet these goals, effective market competition is essential for economic growth as it fosters an efficient allocation of scarce resources and encourages the adoption of modern technology.

The project will help the Government of the Philippines implement the Philippine Competition Act (PCA), and will foster the government's capacity to enforce the competition law to promote free and fair competition in economic activities.

Impact Market competition enhanced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Competition environment improved
Progress Toward Outcome not applicable as project implementation has just started.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Institutional capacity of the PCC strengthened

2. Government Staff Development Program for Competition developed

3. An Academic Center of Excellence in Competition Law and Policy established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

March 2021:The Terms of Reference for the consultants and resource persons to work on studies and to conduct trainings have been finalized. Two of these training programs (i)Seminar on Reviewing and Negotiating Competition Provisions/Chapters in Foreign Trade Agreements; and (ii) Online Lecture Series on Industrial Organization and Competition Economics were conducted starting in October 2020. The Seminar on Review and Negotiating Competition Provision/Chapters in Foreign Trade Agreements was conducted in November 2020. This is part of PCC's strategic initiative profile for the year 2020, in order to meet the strategic objective of fostering a culture of competition through advocacy and competition champions. For the project's output on scholarships, scholars from the PCC, NEDA and DOJ, for academic year 2020 were mobilized. Ten scholars, of which six are women, are currently taking their Masters and Doctorate scholarship abroad. Of these, five are Masters in Economics and Non-Masters of Laws, four are Master of Laws, and one Doctor of Philosophy in Economics.

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The Project became effective on 3 March and a Loan Inception Mission was fielded last on March 2020.As of Sept 2020, the PHI Competition Commission (PCC) , the executing agency of the project, has already completed the engagement of the staff for the Project Management Unit (PMU).The PMU is working closely with the PCC, PSC and Technical Working Group, in operationalizing the scholarship guidelines and requirements to mobilize the academic year 2020 scholars while taking into consideration the evolving situation of ongoing global public health emergency.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category C for environment since there will be no adverse environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement as the project requires no land acquisition and will not lead to any physical or economic displacement.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples because it will not affect any ethnic minority communities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The Project Team fielded an Inception Mission to the office of the Executing Agency, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) on 6 March 2020. The purpose of the Mission was to: (i) introduce ADB team and meet the staff of the PCC, (ii) discuss implementation plans as specified in the Project Administration Manual; (iii) explain the ADB guidelines for recruitment of consultants, procuring goods and related services, works and disbursement; and (iv) the Project reporting requirements, format and schedule. The PCC Chairperson, Mr. Arsenio M. Balisacan, met the Mission and provided his guidance to the Mission.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)

International - 175 person-months

National - 615 person-months

Procurement Four equipment contracts will be procured using open competitive bidding (OCB) with national advertisement. Nine smaller value contracts, including procurement of 2 units vehicles, will be procured through request for quotation (RFQ). The first procurement under OCB and RFQ will be subject to prior approval by ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Chongvilaivan, Aekapol
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Philippine Competition Commission
[email protected]
2nd Floor, Development Academy of the Philippines Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 May 2018
Fact Finding 05 Jun 2018 to 20 Jun 2018
MRM 03 Oct 2018
Approval 05 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2021

Loan 3878-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 03 Mar 2020 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 29.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 23.30 05 Dec 2019 0.73 0.00 3%
Counterpart 6.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Dec 2019 2.55 0.00 11%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Broad-based Market Scoping Study in the Philippine Services Sector Individual - Consulting Active 15 Apr 2021 21 Apr 2021
Philippine Telecommunications Industry - Retail Supply Market Individual - Consulting Active 15 Apr 2021 28 Apr 2021
Philippine Telecommunications Industry - Wholesale Supply Market Segment Individual - Consulting Active 15 Apr 2021 28 Apr 2021
Philippine Telecommunications Industry - Spectrum Management Individual - Consulting Active 15 Apr 2021 28 Apr 2021
Education and Scholarship Management Assistant (Project Management Unit) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Feb 2021 28 Feb 2021
Administrative Officer (Project Management Unit) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Feb 2021 28 Feb 2021
Financial Management Specialist-Accounting (Project Management Unit) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2021 18 Feb 2021
Education and Scholarship Management Specialist (Project Management Unit) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2021 18 Feb 2021
National Consultant (Development of a Divestiture Manual and Training) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Nov 2020 19 Nov 2020
International Sector Expert (Mentoring Program on Competition Economics and Research) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Oct 2020 08 Nov 2020
International Competition Law and Policy Expert (Best Practices for Negotiating, Implementing and Monitoring Voluntary Commitments) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Oct 2020 03 Nov 2020
International Sector Expert (Mentoring Program on Competition Economics and Research) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Oct 2020 08 Nov 2020
Administrative Assistant/Secretary Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jul 2020 16 Jul 2020
National Competition Law and Policy Expert (Mainstreaming Competition Assessment in the Legislative Process) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jun 2020 03 Jul 2020
Financial Management Specialist (Budgeting) - Filipino Nationals Only Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jun 2020 18 Jun 2020
Competition Law and Policy Expert (Chief Economist) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jun 2020 18 Jun 2020
Education and Scholarship Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020
Education and Scholarship Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 May 2020 11 Jun 2020
National Competition Law and Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 May 2020 02 Jun 2020
International Competition Law and Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 May 2020 02 Jun 2020
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2020 27 May 2020
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020
Administrative Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020
Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Education and Scholarship Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Administrative Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Education and Scholarship Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019
Education and Scholarship Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 13 Dec 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.