Bangladesh : Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project

Sovereign Project | 54173-002

The technical assistance (TA) will provide capacity building and implementation support to expedite the implementation of ongoing project, Loan 3918-BAN: COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project; develop automated medicines and equipment procurement and logistics management system; establish effective monitoring and evaluation system; and support medium to long term efforts to build health system capacity to respond quickly and flexibly to prevent and contain future emergencies. In addition, the TA will provide additional technical support for the development of future investment projects by ADB to help the government for meeting its long-term needs for strengthening the health systems including communicable disease prevention and control.

Project Details

Project Name
Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project
Project Number
54173-002
Country / Economy
  • Bangladesh
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6643-BAN: Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Health / Health system development

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The technical assistance (TA) will provide capacity building and implementation support to expedite the implementation of ongoing project, Loan 3918-BAN: COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project; develop automated medicines and equipment procurement and logistics management system; establish effective monitoring and evaluation system; and support medium to long term efforts to build health system capacity to respond quickly and flexibly to prevent and contain future emergencies. In addition, the TA will provide additional technical support for the development of future investment projects by ADB to help the government for meeting its long-term needs for strengthening the health systems including communicable disease prevention and control.

The TA will provide consulting and logistic support to the government that is currently overburdened with responding to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The TA will prioritize implementing the project activities and achievement of the project's intended results areas in a smooth and timely manner. The TA will carry out need analysis, design, procure and install a distributed stores automation (DSA) system for central medical stores depot (CMSD), for a robust database platform which will have real-time links to the medical stores at each of the district level hospitals and have inter-operability with country's other health information systems.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Due to the emergency nature of ongoing project, it is necessary to use the loan proceeds to support the hardware related activities of the project such as purchasing medical equipment and supplies, and rehabilitation of infrastructure for critical care units and isolation units which are required immediately.

Business process of procurement of drugs and equipment, and inventory and warehouse management are not efficient. Key categories of need include: (i) the capacity of the health sector to assess and monitor the COVID-19 pandemic (and other emerging diseases); (ii) the capacity of the health sector to handle and cure suspected and probable COVID-19 patients (health facilities, medical and laboratory equipment, and supplies); (iii) the needs of health personnel for information, protection, and training; (iv) information, education, and communication campaigns for health professionals and the public on COVID-19 and other future health emergencies; and (v) hygienic disinfection and appropriate sanitary measures to prevent spread of diseases.

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
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Economic Relations Division; Finance Division; Health Services Division, Health Education Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Directorate General of Health Services; Central Medical Store Depot; and Project Implementation Unit, CREAP.
During Project Implementation
Economic Relations Division; Finance Division; Health Services Division, Health Education Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Directorate General of Health Services; Central Medical Store Depot; Public Works Department; and Project Implementation Unit, CREAP.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. The TA implementation will be carried out through mix of firm and international/national individual consultants (69 person-months). A consulting firm, IT consultant, will be recruited through open competitive bidding procedures, local advertisement, and/or limited competitive bidding using quality- and cost-based selection method, simplified technical proposal, or biodata technical proposal. Other selection methods such as consultants' qualification-based selection is also envisaged. Individual consultants will be recruited for other positions as needed, following individual selection method, international or local advertisement, based on project requirements. Education campaigns on communicable disease prevention and control may be provided using local nongovernment organizations. The option for direct contract or memorandum of understanding with the UN agencies will also be explored, as appropriate.
Procurement
IT consultant will procure, install, and configure the IT and network infrastructure for DSA. DSA Specialist / project management consultant will act as an advisor to the executing and implementing agencies and support in preparation of design and specification of the DSA, and monitoring and supervision of DSA installation.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Liu, Rui
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
07 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
20 Dec 2022

Funding

TA 6643-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2020 22 Dec 2020 22 Dec 2020 30 Nov 2023 30 May 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
05 Nov 2023 360,546.11

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Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2020

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.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Junior Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed
Office Assistant cum Computer Operator Individual - Consulting Closed
Public Health Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Public Private Partnership Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Geriatric Health Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Laboratory Medicine Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Communicable Diseases and WASH Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Pharmaceutical Sector Expert (Regulatory Affairs) Individual - Consulting Closed
Mental and Geriatric Health Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Health Insurance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Deputy Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Health Human Resource Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Health Economist and Health Financing Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Health Facilities Planning and Equipment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.