Kyrgyz Republic: Supporting the Completion of e-Procurement System Digitalization (Phase 1)

Sovereign Project | 55109-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to fully digitalize its e-procurement system and help shift all government procurement transactions on-line with better functionality and security. The TA will support: (i) development of new software to replace current paper-based operations, (ii) modernization of existing software, and (iii) procurement of related equipment to accommodate the enhanced system.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Abdybakirov, Aibek
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    29 October 2021
  • Country
    Kyrgyz Republic
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Supporting the Completion of e-Procurement System Digitalization (Phase 1)
Project Number 55109-001
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6816-KGZ: Supporting the Completion of e-Procurement System Digitalization (Phase 1)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to fully digitalize its e-procurement system and help shift all government procurement transactions on-line with better functionality and security. The TA will support: (i) development of new software to replace current paper-based operations, (ii) modernization of existing software, and (iii) procurement of related equipment to accommodate the enhanced system.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has consistently pursued the goal of digital transformation but lacked resources to cover all sectors. The government implemented an e-procurement system (e-GP) in 2013-2016 with Asian Development Bank (ADB) support. Since 2015, the e-GP has been widely used by all government agencies and state-owned enterprises (SOE) to process their procurement transactions. However, not all procurement transactions are performed on-line and e-GP covers only preparation of procurement plan and advertising, on-line issuance of bidding documents, bid submission and opening. Further steps including bid evaluation, contract award/generation and signing, contract implementation, monitoring and payments are still processed on paper. To shift these transactions on-line requires the development of relevant software (modules), which, if incorporated into existing e-GP, will process such transactions on-line. Additionally, some improvements are needed for existing modules to improve functionality and security which can be performed in parallel with the development of new modules. Improvements to the e-GP will also require purchase of additional equipment because the existing systems are outdated and cannot accommodate the improved and enlarged system
Impact Improvement of public procurement administration in the Kyrgyz Republic through greater use of ICT
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved functionality of government e-procurement system (e-GP)
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Development of e-GP new modules and enhancement of existing ones

IT audit of e-GP

Purchase of equipment for data management

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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

ADB will engage individual national and international consultants, and consulting firms following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. An international e-procurement expert will be engaged to guide the project and to support EA in project management and implementation while an individual national consultant will support the international expert and coordinate between EA, the international experts, ADB and the consulting firms. Block-chain technology international expert will assist with development of block-chain solutions for bid/performance securities, international procurement expert will provide advisory services on procurement policies and best practices with hands-on support for ADB financed projects. It is expected that they will be recruited within 1 month using ADB individual consultant selection method. The TA will require about 5 person-months of international e-procurement expert, 48 person-months of national expert and 2 months for block-chain and procurement experts each to carry out tasks per terms of references (TORs are in TA linked documents).

Two consulting firms will be recruited: software developing firm for Output 1 and an IT audit firm for Output 2 with 42 and 6 months of planned inputs respectively. Firms will be recruited using quality-and-cost-based selection (QCBS) with 90:10 quality-cost ratio, TORs for firms will be prepared by individual international and national consultants. Contract duration is tentative and may be replaced with lump-sum contracts based on deliverables.

Procurement Procurement of equipment will be done by EA following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Procurement will be split into two packages: 1st package to be procured in a first year of project implementation and cover major equipment needed (servers, etc.) using OCB with national advertisement; 2nd package to be procured in the last year of project implementation and complement with secondary or deficient (identified during project realization) equipment with OCB: RFQ method.
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 28 Jul 2021
Fact Finding 28 Jun 2021 to 30 Jun 2021
MRM -
Approval 29 Oct 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Oct 2021

TA 6816-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2021 - - 31 Dec 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 29 Oct 2021 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Procurement Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021
Project Coordinator/Procurement Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021
International e-Procurement Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2021 25 Nov 2021

Contracts Awarded

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