Kyrgyz Republic: Enhancing Knowledge and Capacity for Public Procurement System in the Kyrgyz Republic

Sovereign Project | 54383-001

Project will improve the functionality and security of the Kyrgyz government e-procurement system (e-GP) by developing and introducing data asymmetric encryption and digital signature and procurement and installation of equipment critical for data management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Abdybakirov, Aibek
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Kyrgyz Republic
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Enhancing Knowledge and Capacity for Public Procurement System in the Kyrgyz Republic
Project Number 54383-001
Country / Economy Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6571-KGZ: Enhancing Knowledge and Capacity for Public Procurement System in the Kyrgyz Republic
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Project will improve the functionality and security of the Kyrgyz government e-procurement system (e-GP) by developing and introducing data asymmetric encryption and digital signature and procurement and installation of equipment critical for data management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Government e-GP portal is widely used by government agencies and State-Owned Enterprises (SOE), but in the recent years, the Public Procurement Department (PPD) has experienced problems related to security and malfunctioning of the e-GP system and the agency has no resources (finacial and expertise) to resolve them. Also, despite the functional enhancements made in the recent years, there is need to enhance the system functionality to handle the end-to-end procurement processes entirely online.

After assessing the e-GP system in 2018, PPFD granted permission for ADB financed projects in Kyrgyz Republic to use national e-GP for the procurement of small value (nationally advertised OCB and shopping procurements) but considering the problems e-GP experienced in recent years and described above, KYRM refrained from using e-GP until these problems could be fixed. The usage of e-GP system is beneficial for ADB financed projects as this will contribute to more transparent and effective procurement transactions in line with ADB's efforts to enhance development by promoting innovative new technologies.

Impact The TA is aligned with the following impact: improved public administration in the Kyrgyz Republic through better functionality of national e-procurement system.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The TA will have the following outcome: more secure and functional public procurement system in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Progress Toward Outcome TBD
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Asymmetric key encryption of price bids submitted by suppliers

Implement digital signature to authenticate the transactions in the e-GP system

Procurement of Equipment for Data Management

Roadmap to further improve e-GP

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Not started yet

Not started yet

Not started yet

Not started yet

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design N/A
During Project Implementation N/A
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual national and international consultants and consulting firms will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The TA requires an international e-procurement expert to guide the project and to support PPD in project management and implementation. An individual national consultant will support the international expert and coordinate between PPD, the international expert, and the consulting firms. 16. Two consulting firms (local advertisement) will be recruited: one firm to implement software enhancement in the e-GP system to enable digital signature and asymmetric key encryption and another to provide digital signature and asymmetric key encryption functionality on a services model (Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service provider) with 4 and 7 months of planned input respectively. Firms will be recruited using QCBS method with 90:10, TORs will be developed by individual international and national consultants.
Procurement Procurement of Equipment for Data Management: TA will finance the procurement of SAN disks for data storage and servers needed to increase the capacity of Data Management Systems through simplified method (shopping), combined cost estimate for both is $65,000.
Responsible ADB Officer Abdybakirov, Aibek
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Kyrgyz Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Public Debt Department Room 500
58 Erkindik Boulevard
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgzy Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 27 Aug 2020 to 27 Aug 2020
MRM -
Approval 23 Sep 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2020

TA 6571-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Sep 2020 - 23 Sep 2020 31 Mar 2022 - 11 May 2022
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 23 Jun 2022 223,489.28

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Development of Asymmetric Key Encryption in the Kyrgyz e-GP Software Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Mar 2021 20 Mar 2021
National e-Procurement project coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Oct 2020 03 Nov 2020
International e-Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Oct 2020 03 Nov 2020

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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