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Georgia: Preparing Integrated Solutions for Livable Cities

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53114-001 Status: Active

The transaction technical assistance facility (TA facility) will prepare integrated urban solutions and programmatic investment program for improved livable cities in Georgia (impact). The ensuing projects will contribute to improved urban infrastructure and services in selected areas of Georgia (outcome).

The TA facility will have three outputs:

Project Details

Project Officer
Hong, Heeyoung Central and West Asia Department Request for information
  • Georgia
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Preparing Integrated Solutions for Livable Cities
Project Number 53114-001
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9740-GEO: Preparing Integrated Solutions for Livable Cities
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.60 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural water supply services

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming

The transaction technical assistance facility (TA facility) will prepare integrated urban solutions and programmatic investment program for improved livable cities in Georgia (impact). The ensuing projects will contribute to improved urban infrastructure and services in selected areas of Georgia (outcome).

The TA facility will have three outputs:

Output 1: Feasibility study on ensuing project(s) prepared. The TA facility will prepare transformative, programmatic, and procurement-ready projects catering to local conditions. Feasibility studies will incorporate (i) programmatic, multisectoral, and multi-region solutions that call for large and/or complex public investments; (ii) innovation, technology, and public-private partnership; and (iii) timely project evaluation, selection, implementation, and capacity development support. The TA facility will assess and help to integrate high-level technology, i.e., supervisory control and data acquisition, smart information and communication technology systems, metering and billing, intelligent transport systems, and low emission vehicles, into project designs, where feasible.

Outputs include: (i) feasibility studies and master bidding documents; (ii) financial management and capacity assessment, cost estimate and financing plan, project financial viability and entity financial analysis, sustainability assessment of executing and implementing agencies, and fund flow, accounting, auditing, and financial reporting arrangements; (iii) economic analysis; (iv) safeguards documents on the environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples; (v) poverty, social and gender analysis, collection of baseline data, and related action plans; (vi) procurement capacity assessment, risk assessment and management, and/or integrity due diligence; (vii) sector assessments; (viii) climate risks and vulnerability assessments; and (ix) public consultation and communication strategy. This may include geospatial analysis, earth observation and diagnostic studies, among others.

Output 2: Project management and urban service delivery capacity strengthened. The TA facility will cover technical and policy advice, reforms, governance, capacity development, and knowledge work to support ensuing and ongoing projects. Activities include: (i) strengthening governance and institutional capacity in operation and maintenance and cost recovery mechanisms, (ii) developing policy, strategy, regulation, and reform measures, and (iii) improving project implementation and contract management capacity. The government's human development initiative will be supported via sharing knowledge and best practices, building capacities-in skills, gender-sensitive professional and workforce development, and human resources management-and increasing opportunities for private sector participation and investment. The TA facility will support knowledge management through gender-inclusive training, publications, and other cost-effective forms of knowledge sharing.

Output 3: Compliance and contractual disputes reduced. The TA facility will help to (i) preempt and/or resolve safeguards and contractual issues, and (ii) minimize potential contractual disputes. Executing and implementing agencies will be supported to ensure compliance with the Safeguard Policy Statement and facilitate resolution of project-related complaints as well as the development and implementation of remedial actions in projects affected by compliance review. It will assist the government in preparing and managing performance-based contracts, and implementing a range of measures to monitor, manage, and counter risks.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA facility will enable ADB to be responsive in addressing the country's dynamic and evolving needs and its desire to apply integrated urban solutions for livable cities. The TA facility will support project preparation to ensuing urban development and water investment projects, comprising Livable Cities Investment Program and Water Supply and Sanitation Service Improvement Project, Phase 2. These projects support all seven operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030 and are included in the country operations business plan 2019-2021. The TA facility will also cover technical assistance needs for the ongoing projects that are difficult to be accommodated under the existing financing arrangement.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Tbilisi
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A public relations and communications strategy will be developed. This will ensure increased participation and ownership, and a firm buy-in from various key stakeholders, including development partners.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. A firm will be engaged using quality- and cost-based selection method and output-based, partial lump-sum contract under a framework contract. The expertise of the consultants will cover the entire range required to conduct due diligence for ensuing projects. Individual consultants will be engaged using the individual selection method and output-based partial lump-sum contracts.
Procurement To be procured by ADB following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated project administration instructions and/or TA staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Hong, Heeyoung
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 24 May 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Jun 2019

TA 9740-GEO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 May 2019 - 25 Jun 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,600,000.00 24 May 2019 660,089.04

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Firm under Framework Contract Firm - Consulting Closed 15 May 2019 10 Jun 2019
Financial Regulation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Aug 2020 21 Aug 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9740 20 Dec 2019 COWI A/S(DENMARK) in association with Otak, Inc.(UNITED STATES) PARALLELVEJ 2 DK-2800 KONGENS LYNGBY DENMARK Asian Development Bank 1,291,851.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.