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 Officer
    Tajima, Eisuke
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Georgia
  • Sector
    • Education
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
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
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 public private partnerships (PPPs), COEs, sector skills councils, and industry VET 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.

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.

Responsible ADB Officer Tajima, Eisuke
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Science
Tamar
[email protected]
0102 Tbilisi, Dimitri Uznadze N 52
Ministry of Education and Science
Tamar
[email protected]
0102 Tbilisi, Dimitri Uznadze N 52
Ministry of Finance
Nodar Khaduri
16 Gorgasali St., 0114
Tbilisi
Georgia
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 01 Apr 2022 50.84 0.00 100%
Counterpart 16.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Apr 2022 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 01 Apr 2022 1.41 0.00 7%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Apr 2022 0.59 0.00 3%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Unsatisfactory - - - Unsatisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
E-learning platform Development Firm - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2022 20 Mar 2022
Sector Skills Organization (SSO) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2022 25 Feb 2022
Labor Market Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Feb 2022 19 Mar 2022
Gender Specialist with Expertise in Policy and Strategy Development Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Feb 2022 18 Feb 2022
Entrepreneurial Eco-system Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jan 2022 10 Feb 2022
PIU PPP and Industry Engagement Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jan 2022 10 Feb 2022
Work-Based Training (WBT) and Placement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jan 2022 10 Feb 2022
VET Funding Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Dec 2021 15 Jan 2022
Sector Skills Organizations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Dec 2021 15 Jan 2022
Labor Market Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Dec 2021 22 Dec 2021
Career Education and Guidance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Dec 2021 21 Dec 2021
IT Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Dec 2021 21 Dec 2021
Curriculum and Training Materials Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Dec 2021 21 Dec 2021
VET Funding Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Dec 2021 09 Dec 2021
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Nov 2021 13 Dec 2021
Coordinator for Schools Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Nov 2021 11 Nov 2021
Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Nov 2021 07 Nov 2021
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Oct 2021 29 Oct 2021
Team Leader Qualification and Partnership Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Oct 2021 14 Oct 2021
Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2021 29 Oct 2021
Sector Skills Organizations (SSOs) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Sep 2021 05 Oct 2021
VET Institutional Management and Quality Assurance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Sep 2021 05 Oct 2021
Administration Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2021 04 Oct 2021
VET Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021
Journalist / Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Sep 2021 11 Sep 2021
Social Marketing and Advertising Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 26 Aug 2021 09 Oct 2021
Teacher Training Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
VET Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
Graphic Designer Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
Hubs' Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
Coordinator for Schools Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 10 Sep 2021
Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 03 Sep 2021
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 03 Sep 2021
Competency and Work-based Learning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 10 Sep 2021
Team Leader Inclusion & Services Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 03 Sep 2021
Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 10 Sep 2021
Coordinator for Skills Hubs Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 03 Sep 2021
Schools Strengthening Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 03 Sep 2021
Team Leader Institutional Strengthening Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2021 03 Sep 2021
Architectural Design and Construction Supervision firm Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021
Jr. Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Aug 2021 25 Aug 2021
Equipment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jul 2021 05 Aug 2021
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Jul 2021 07 Aug 2021
Modern Skills for Better Jobs Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jul 2021 29 Jul 2021
Audit Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2021 15 Jul 2021
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jun 2021 14 Jun 2021
Financial Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jun 2021 18 Jun 2021
Associate Financial Management Specialist/Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed 22 May 2021 30 May 2021
Administration Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 19 May 2021 30 May 2021
Senior Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 May 2021 04 Jun 2021
Associate Financial Management Specialist/Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Apr 2021 11 May 2021
Senior Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2021 16 Apr 2021
Senior Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2021 16 Apr 2021
Administration Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2021 16 Apr 2021
Senior Financial Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Mar 2021 07 Apr 2021
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jan 2021 31 Jan 2021

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
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