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Pakistan: Punjab Urban Development Projects

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53128-001 Status: Approved

The government has requested support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to plan investments and design service delivery models for selected cities in Punjab province: Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, and Sargodha. The project readiness financing (PRF) will complement ADB's assistance to the urban development in Pakistan, including a transaction technical assistance facility designed to support feasibility studies and explore innovations to improve the quality of urban services

Project Details

Project Officer
Kohlhase, Jude Ernest Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Punjab Urban Development Projects
Project Number 53128-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6029-PAK: Punjab Urban Development Projects
Ordinary capital resources US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The government has requested support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to plan investments and design service delivery models for selected cities in Punjab province: Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, and Sargodha. The project readiness financing (PRF) will complement ADB's assistance to the urban development in Pakistan, including a transaction technical assistance facility designed to support feasibility studies and explore innovations to improve the quality of urban services

The PRF will finance the preparation of comprehensive spatial master plans for upstream project pipeline development, prepare detailed engineering designs (DEDs), support procurement readiness, and prepare operational business plans for priority investments of the ensuing projects. ADB's value addition will include (i) institutional strengthening for improved urban and spatial planning systems through the identification of integrated smart solutions; (ii) prepare environmental assessments, land acquisition and resettlement plans, spatial plans, gender action plans with a special focus on gender equality, feasibility studies, DEDs, and procurement documents; and (iii) the incorporation of climate-resilient designs for priority investments.

The PRF will have three outputs:

Output 1: Spatial planning, detailed engineering design, procurement support, and due diligence for proposed ensuing projects completed. The PRF will support (i) the development of comprehensive spatial land use plans to design investments in selected cities that take into account disaster and climate change risk; (ii) due diligence, including economic, financial, safeguard, technical, gender, and integrity aspects; and carrying out surveys, studies, and geological and hydrological investigations; (iii) DED preparation; and (iv) advance procurement and actions, including preparing procurement documents and ensuring that land is acquired and compensation is completed before approval of the ensuing projects.

Output 2: Service delivery model, standards, and practices of metropolitan and municipal corporations and/or committees (MCCs) improved. The PRF will support the institutional and capacity development of MCCs to improve service delivery standards, performance benchmarking, and operational and business plans to ensure the financial and operational sustainability of the ensuing projects. Consultants will be recruited to (i) establish district metering and demand management areas and pressure management systems, reducing nonrevenue water caused by technical losses; (ii) set utility tariffs and improve cost recovery; (iii) support urban water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, and transport sector planning and oversight, operational performance, and coordination of the MCCs; and (iv) improve urban governance policy and statutory frameworks and the institutional capacity of MCCs.

Output 3: Capacity of executing and implementing agencies improved. The PRF will finance consultants to augment project management capacity and support the integrated urban planning and management capacity of executing and implementing agencies.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PRF is listed in the country operations business plan, 2020 2022 and is consistent with ADB's Water Operational Plan, 2011 2020; Urban Operational Plan, 2012 2020; and Environmental Operations Directions, 2013 2020. It is closely aligned with ADB's corporate strategy, in particular three of the seven key operational priorities which are making cities more livable, strengthening governance and institutional capacity, and enhancing environmental sustainability.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Punjab
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

Activities to be conducted under the PRF include four consulting service contract packages: (i) EDCM contract for Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, and Sargodha; (ii) the ODBM; (iii) Urban Transport (Detailed Design); and (iv) individual consultants.

A detailed engineering design consulting firm will be recruited to undertake engineering design support activities, an operational, design and business model consulting firm will facilitate business model improvement, and an urban transport consultant firm will carry out design for transport. To expedite the consultant recruitment process, the government has requested assistance from ADB in selecting the consultants. ADB will conduct proposal evaluations and select consultants in close coordination with the government. The LG&CD Department will negotiate with the selected consultants and sign the contracts. The EDCM consultant firm will be recruited under the framework contract arrangement. The first call-off will be (i) planning, DED, procurement document preparation, and procurement support activities and (ii) construction management may be awarded directly on second call-off subject to satisfactory performance under Phase 1, ensuing loan effectiveness and requirements of ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). The institutional review and capacity building support will be initially financed under the PRF during the project preparation phase, and then subsequently funded under the ensuing loans during the project implementation phase. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality and cost ratio of 90:10.

Engineering Design and Construction Management. For Phase 1 or engineering design phase, a total of 1,673 person-months including 80 person-months of international key experts; 781 person-months of national key experts; and 812 person-months of non-key experts of consulting services are required to undertake all project engineering design work and strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing and implementing agencies for spatial planning, project design, studies and engineering design.

Operation Design and Business Model. Consulting services for a total of 34 person-months of international key experts, 145 person-months of national key experts, and 90 person-months of national non-key experts are required to provide technical and operational/management support. The ODBM consultants will be responsible for identifying and supporting implementation of the identified solution to ensure sustainable provision of quality municipal urban services. The duration of the assignment is 24 months.

Urban Transport (Detailed Design). Consulting services for a total of 38 person-months of international key experts, 111.5 person-months of national key experts are required to provide technical services to support (i) institutional capacity to manage the new integrated sustainable transport system; (ii) high-quality bus system; (iii) improved accessibility through quality walking and cycling facilities; (iv) improved traffic management; and, (v) a formal parking management system. In addition, the project will promote gender mainstreaming, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and public-private partnership (PPP).

Due diligence consultants are expected to be recruited individually through individual consultant selection method. The individual consultants will include 2 international, 9 national, and a panel of experts.

Procurement Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). To expedite the consultant recruitment process, the government has requested assistance from ADB in selecting the consultants. ADB will conduct proposal evaluations and select consultants in close coordination with the government. The Local Government and Community Development (LG&CD) Department will negotiate with the selected consultants and sign the contracts. Individual consultants will support overall project management activities. The engineering design and construction management consulting firm will be recruited under a framework contract arrangement. The first call-off will be for planning, DEDs, procurement document preparation, and procurement support activities. Construction management may be awarded on second call-off subject to satisfactory performance under the first phase and ensuing loan effectiveness. Output-based contracts will be considered to improve economy, efficiency, and value for money.
Responsible ADB Officer Kohlhase, Jude Ernest
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Local Government and Community Development Department, Government of Punjab
[email protected] MUHAMMAD ALI GARDEZI DIR GEN/P
6th Floor Local Government Complex
Sanda Road, Lahore
Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Jun 2019
Fact Finding 27 Mar 2019 to 03 Apr 2019
MRM 02 Dec 2019
Approval 16 Jan 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Feb 2020

Loan 6029-PAK

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.36 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 1.36 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Title Document Type Document Date
Punjab Urban Development Projects: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jan 2020
Punjab Urban Development Projects: Project Readiness Financing Report Project Readiness Financing Report Jan 2020
Punjab Urban Development Projects: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2019

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Engineering Design and Construction Management (Phase 1) Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2019 06 Jan 2020
Operational Design and Business Model Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2019 06 Jan 2020
Engineering Design and Construction Management (Phase 1) Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Aug 2019 15 Sep 2019
Operational Design and Business Model Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Aug 2019 15 Sep 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan