Project details


Project title

Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project Readiness Financing Facility - Technical Assessment and Design Consultant

Country Programme / Action Plan
Tender / Procurement notice
13 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019
Re-advertisement / Re-launch
22 May 2020
27 May 2020
25 Aug 2020
14 Jan 2021


22 May 2020


28 May 2020


1 360 000 USD

Procurement type



51335-002 Package Technical Assessment and Design Consultant

Funding Agency

ADB - Asian Development Bank

Estimated duration

12 months



Date Published: 22-May-2020 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 28-May-2020 11:59 PM Manila local time


Selection Profile

Consultant Type Firm
Selection Method Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS)
Source International
Technical Proposal Full Technical Proposal (FTP)

Selection Title Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project Readiness Financing Facility

Package Number
Package Name Technical Assessment and Design Consultant

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 12 MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 1,360,000

Budget Type Estimated

Approval Number 6025
Approval Date 26-Nov-2019
Estimated Short-listing Date 12-Jun-2020
Estimated Commencement Date 15-Jan-2021

Open to non-Member Countries No

Additional Information
Possibility of contract extension Not known
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Yes

Description of assignment This consultancy assignment is funded by a project
readiness financing facility for investigations, detailed
designs and advance contracting. The consultant’s services
may be extended in future to provide other services such as
contract supervision or other implementation services,
depending on consultant performance, available budget, and
government direction. Future services will be financed
under the ensuing project.

Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) No

Country of assignment Vanuatu

Country of eligibility for national consultants Same as country of assignment

Contact Information
Project Officer Vivian Castro-Wooldridge
Designation Senior Urban Development Specialist
Asian Development Bank


Primary Agency Country Agency Role
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management Vanuatu Executing Agency
Ministry of Land and Natural Resources Vanuatu Implementing Agency
Luganville Municipal Council Vanuatu Implementing Agency
Ministry of Internal Affairs Vanuatu Implementing Agency

Publishing History

Type Publication Date Published By Duration of Advertisement Deadline
Original 13-Jun-2019 Vinoka Vindyamani Hewage 15 DAYS 27-Jun-2019
Extension 13-Jun-2019 Vinoka Vindyamani Hewage 26 DAYS 08-Jul-2019
Re-Advertisement 22-May-2020 Ana Theresa L. Cervantes 7 DAYS 28-May-2020

Cost Estimate

Competitive Items Amount in USD

Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 848,000


Non-Competitive Items Amount in USD

Provisional Sums 450,000
Contingency 62,000


TOTAL 1,360,000

Terms of Reference

Primary Expertise Technical Assessment and Design Consultant

TOR Keywords Water supply, Sanitation, Detail Design,
investigations, Project Readiness

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of the Technical Assessment and Design Consultant (TADC) assignment is to provide the
necessary technical inputs to (i) establish baseline public health, affordability, environmental,
and services/system performance understanding; (ii) support the procurement of the service
improvement contractor for water supply; and (iii) support the procurement of the contractor for
sanitation improvement works.

To achieve this purpose, the TADC will undertake activities to enable suitably experienced
contractors to (i) submit sound tenders for the improvements to the performance of the water supply
system, including operation and maintenance, preparation of a system improvement plan, and design
and delivery of agreed capital works; and (ii) submit cost-effective tenders, potentially from
domestic contractors, for the construction of the sanitation civil works.

A firm will be engaged on an output-based with a partial lump sum contract through quality and cost-
based selection (QCBS, 90:10), using full technical proposals. The expectation is that the project
team will comprise a mix of international and national consultants with a range of skills in water
supply, sanitation, asset condition assessment, and procurement. Firms are encouraged to promote
diversity in the selection of project team members. Proposals where the consulting teams are led by
permanent staff of the firm will be favorably received. Bidders will determine the number and the
nature of the experts they will require to deliver the outputs of the contract, in accordance with
their approach and methodology.

As a minimum, the Consultant’s project team will comprise the experts listed below. it is
reiterated this is an output-based contract in which the consulting firm proposes the actual time
allocation and additional team members. The consulting firm will be responsible for clearly
assigning tasks to each expert.

Inclusion of national consultants and national subconsultants in key roles of the consulting team
will be highly regarded. In accordance with ADB’s new procurement framework, domestic preference
will be applied to the evaluation of expressions of interests and bids. ADB and the government will
consider the inclusion of nationals in key roles as an evaluation criterion, and points will be
awarded accordingly.

Expertise or Positions Needed


Team Leadership from International Experts

Expertise or Position Inputs in PM Primary Place of Assignment
1 Water Utility Specialist/Team leader 2 Luganville, Vanuatu
2 Nonrevenue Water Specialist 1 Luganville, Vanuatu
3 Water/Sanitation Process Specialist 1 Luganville, Vanuatu
4 Procurement Specialist 1 Luganville, Vanuatu

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