Georgia : Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1

Sovereign Project | 52339-001

The Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program will support the government's VET program to promote job creation in high-value sectors, economic growth, and reduce poverty. The proposed outputs are 1) Quality and relevance of vocational education and training improved, 2) Private participation in vocational education and training enhanced, and 3) Inclusiveness of vocational education and training system increased.The program outputs will result in the following outcome: a responsive VET network promoting excellence in skills development established. The program will be aligned with the following impact: potential of the country's human resources maximized.

Project Details

Project Name Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1
Project Number 52339-001
Country / Economy Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4033-GEO: Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
Loan 4034-GEO: Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 20.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Education / Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Gender equity theme
Description The Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program will support the government's VET program to promote job creation in high-value sectors, economic growth, and reduce poverty. The proposed outputs are 1) Quality and relevance of vocational education and training improved, 2) Private participation in vocational education and training enhanced, and 3) Inclusiveness of vocational education and training system increased.The program outputs will result in the following outcome: a responsive VET network promoting excellence in skills development established. The program will be aligned with the following impact: potential of the country's human resources maximized.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The program will strengthen the VET subsector's ability to support economic growth and job creation in priority sectors, introducing innovations to improve the quality of the VET subsector and its responsiveness to market needs, including through the development of publicprivate partnerships (PPPs), COEs, sector skills councils, and industryVET institute links. There are synergies with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance (TA) for Livable Urban Areas: Integrated Urban Plans for Balanced Regional Development, and the proposed regional TA for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region,such as in the choice of sectors and institutes. It will complement work on PPPs being carried out under the proposed Second Domestic Resource Mobilization Program.
Impact

Inclusive economic growth strengthened.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Effect of the Reform:

A responsive VET network promoting excellence in skills development strengthened

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Quality and relevance of VET in priority economic sectors improved.

Access to, and inclusiveness of, VET system increased

Institutional framework strengthened through increased private participation in VET

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

As of 29 April 2021: Only PIU Project Manager was recruited and started work in March 2021. The PIU Procurement, FM, accountant, Engineer are expected to start work in May/June 2021.

As of 28 July 2021: The following PIU staff have been engaged (i) Project Manager; (ii) Sr Financial Management; (iii) Accountant; (iv) Sr Engineer/Environment & Social Safeguards; (v) Sr. Procurement; and (v) Admin Asst. PIU Gender, Competency & work-based learning, Jr Procurement, M&E positions are expected to be advertised in early August.

Architectural Design & construction supervision firm has been advertised in July 2021. Some individual international and national VET experts, international equipment specialist and international financial management specialist are expected to be advertised in early August 2021.

Update as of 4 Nov 2021: Remaining PIU staff positions:, some has been awarded (Graphic design, communications, Jr procurement, M&E); the rest is being engaged. A number of national and intl consulting positions have been awarded (Intl equipment, intl FM, National coordinator for skills hubs, hubs governance, PPP, schools strengthening, TL for inclusion, institutional strengthening, WBL, teacher training, SSO, VET). The design and supervision firm and audit firm's RFPs have been issued to shortlisted firms.

Update as of 25 Jan 22: Recruitment done for the ff: PIU Journalist, Intl VET institutional Mgmt, PIU Gender, PIU Legal, PIU Schools Coordinator, PIU Competency and work-based learning, Intl VET spec, Intl teacher training, Intl SSO. Engagement of Audit firm in Dec 2021. Design and supervision firm proposals are being evaluated. The rest of PIU positions and consulting will be advertised between Q1-Q2 2022.

Update as of 2 May 2022: Additional PIU and individual consultants recruited. First audit report received, being reviewed. Design and supervision firm contract negs ongoing.

Update as of July 2022: First audit report FY2021 was approved and disclosed (unqualified). Design and supervision firm awarded in Jun 2022 and work commenced. E-learning and labor market expected to be hired by end Q3 2022.

Update as of October 2022: E-learning and labor market firms are expected to be awarded in Q4 2022. Soft skills and language firms packages are expected to be advertised in Q4 2022.

Update as of Jan 2023: Labor mkt firms mobilized. Elearning firm contract signed on 13 Feb 2023. Soft skills advertised in March 2023. Language firm will be advertised in end Aprl/May 2023. Social Mktg firm will be invited to submit FP and TP in May 2023

Update as of Jul 2023: elearning engaged on 03-FEB-23; 2 Language Training Providers (English and German) are still pending with govt.

Update as of Oct 2023: Contract negs with Social marketing firm expected by first wk of Nov 2023

Procurement

Update as of 29 April 2021: PIU has no office yet. Laptops for PIU staff use are expected to be procured in Q2. Once office is available, other office equipment will be procured together with furniture.

Update as of 28 Jul 2021: The PIU staff is expected to move to the office (govt contribution) by September/October 2021. The RFQ for the procurement of laptops for PIU use is expected to be awarded in August 2021. The procurement of office equipment and furniture will start once the office is ready.

Update as of 4 Nov 2021: RFQ for PIU vehicles has been issued, expected to receive the evaluations within Nov 2021. Procurement of PIU laptops has been completed.

Update as of 25 Jan 2022: contract with car dealer (PIU vehicles) signed in Q4 2021.

Update as of 2 May 2022: Additional IT equipment for to be used by newly hired PIU is underway. This will be a repeat order from the previous supplier.

Update as of July 2022: Additional IT eqpt re-tendered. New specs available

Update as of Oct 2022: RFQ re-issued for IT equipment. RFQ for PIU furniture issued

Update as of Jan 2023: Additional laptops approved by ADB on 16 Jan 2023

Update as of April 2023: Additional laptops delivered except for 2 which will be delivered by end May 2023

PIU furniture RFQ has been reviewed, for direct invitations.

Update as of July 2023: Office furniture for PIU is expected to be delivered in Aug 2023. Done

Update as of Oct 2023: Civil works package 1 was re-bid due to 0 participation of bidders. Civil works package 2 was advertised with bid submission deadline of 9 Nov 2023. Other civil works packages are under review.

Responsible ADB Officer Edilashvili, Nino
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MOESCS)
Ministry of Finance
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Aug 2019
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2020 to 24 Aug 2020
MRM 16 Oct 2020
Approval 08 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2020

Loan 4033-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2020 09 Dec 2020 03 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 - 13 May 2021
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 66.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 23 Jan 2024 50.84 0.00 100%
Counterpart 16.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Jan 2024 50.84 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Unsatisfactory - - - Unsatisfactory

Loan 4034-GEO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2020 09 Dec 2020 03 Mar 2021 30 Jun 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 23 Jan 2024 4.57 0.00 25%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Jan 2024 2.49 0.00 14%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Unsatisfactory - - - Unsatisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2024
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2023
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (3 March-31 December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2022
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Project Administration Manual (Inception Mission Version) Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2021
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 4034-GEO: Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2020
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 4033-GEO: Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2020
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2020
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2020
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2020
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2019

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: VET Schools Supplementary Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2023
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Telavi Hub Supplementary Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2023
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2023
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Kharagauli Public School #2, Kutaisi Hub Iberia, and Akaki Tsereteli State University Supplementary Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2022
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program: Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2021
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Supplementary Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2021
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2020
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program: Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Public Private Partnership Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
PPP and Industry Engagement Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
4034-GEO – Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 [CW01] - Rebidding Invitation for Bids Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
4034-GEO: Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 [CW02-OCB Lots 1,2,3] Invitation for Bids Closed
4034-GEO: Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 [CW01] Invitation for Bids Closed
VET Funding Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
VET Funding Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
PPP and Industry Engagement Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Public Private Partnership Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Two Language Training Providers (English and German) Firm - Consulting Closed
Soft Skills Development Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Team Leader Qualification and Partnership Individual - Consulting Closed
Curriculum and Training Materials Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
2 Language Training Providers (English and German) Firm - Consulting Closed
Competency and Work-based Learning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Marketing and Advertising Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Curriculum and Training Materials Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
PPP and Industry Engagement Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector Skills Organization (SSO) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
E-learning platform Development Firm - Consulting Closed
Sector Skills Organization (SSO) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Labor Market Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist with Expertise in Policy and Strategy Development Individual - Consulting Closed
PIU PPP and Industry Engagement Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Entrepreneurial Eco-system Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Work-Based Training (WBT) and Placement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector Skills Organizations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
VET Funding Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Labor Market Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
IT Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Career Education and Guidance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Curriculum and Training Materials Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
VET Funding Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Coordinator for Schools Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader Qualification and Partnership Individual - Consulting Closed
Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector Skills Organizations (SSOs) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
VET Institutional Management and Quality Assurance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Administration Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
VET Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Journalist / Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Marketing and Advertising Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Hubs' Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Graphic Designer Individual - Consulting Closed
VET Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Teacher Training Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Competency and Work-based Learning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader Inclusion & Services Individual - Consulting Closed
Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Coordinator for Schools Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader Institutional Strengthening Individual - Consulting Closed
Schools Strengthening Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Coordinator for Skills Hubs Individual - Consulting Closed
Architectural Design and Construction Supervision firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Jr. Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Equipment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION Firm - Consulting Closed
Audit Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Financial Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Associate Financial Management Specialist/Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Administration Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Associate Financial Management Specialist/Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Administration Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Financial Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Social Marketing and Advertising Loan 4034 14 Mar 2024 BetterFly LCC | Office No. 15, 80 Ilia Chavchavadze Ave., Tbilisi, Georgia Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia 324,601.48 272,335.14
Development of E-learning platform Loan 4034 14 Feb 2023 DoSo Management LLC | Tbilisi, Georgia Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia 150,722.50 149,215.28
Architectural Design and Construction Supervision Firm Loan 4034 30 Jun 2022 Scientific Project Technological Enterprise Industry LLC | Georgia Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia 796,589.51 789,809.47
International VET Institutional Management and Quality Assurance Expert Loan 4034 22 Dec 2021 Fabian Patrick Mayr | Nockhofweg 26 mutters, Austria 6162 Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia 149,293.60 125,254.80
International VET Specialist Loan 4034 11 Nov 2021 Mr. Klavs Dahl Christensen | Hedevej 29, 8240 Risskov, Denmark Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia 144,585.00 143,139.15
PIU PROJECT MANAGER Loan 4034 06 Apr 2021 TAMAR DVALI | 24 ARAKISHVILI ST APT #5 TBILISI, GEORGIA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport 216,000.00 216,000.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2024