Project details


Project title

Malaysia: Subregional Projects for BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT (reimbursible TA) - 02 Public–Private Partnership Investment Specialist

Country Programme / Action Plan
Tender / Procurement notice
23 Feb 2021


23 February 2021


1 March 2021


9 000 USD

Procurement type

Individual consultants


54462-001 Package 02 Public–Private Partnership Investment Specialist

Funding Agency

ADB - Asian Development Bank

Estimated duration

20 days



Date Published: 23-Feb-2021    Deadline of Submitting EOI: 01-Mar-2021 11:59 PM Manila local time

Selection Profile

Consultant Type: Individual

Selection Method: Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)

Source: International

Technical Proposal: Not Applicable

Selection Title: Malaysia: Subregional Projects for BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT (reimbursible TA)

Package Number: 02

Package Name: Public–Private Partnership Investment Specialist

Advance Action:  No:

Total Inputs: 20 Working Days

Consulting Services Budget: USD 12,000

Budget Type:  Maximum:

Approval Number: 6710

Approval Date: 06-Jan-2021

Estimated Short-listing Date: 26-Feb-2021

Estimated Commencement Date: 08-Mar-2021

Open to non-Member Countries:  No:

Additional Information

Possibility of contract extension:  Not known

Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment:  Not known

Country of assignment: Malaysia

COVID-19 Related Assignment No

Contact Information

Project Officer: Gary P. Krishnan

Designation: Senior Country Specialist Asian Development Bank



Primary | Agency | Country | Agency Role | Person

 Asian Development BankRegionalExecuting AgencyGary Krishnan |

Publishing History

Typed | Publication Date | Published By | Duration of Advertisement | Deadline

Original | 23-Feb-2021 | Maria Theresa A. Bugayong | 7 DAYS | 01-Mar-2021 |

Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)

Expertise: private sector development; development economics

Expertise Group: Project Management/ Institutional Development

Consultant Source: International

TOR Keywords:

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

Malaysia continues to be a firm advocate of regional cooperation and integration (RCI). Malaysia is one

of the five founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and co-founded the Brunei

Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and the Indonesia-Malaysia-

Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) more than 25 years ago.

Malaysia intends to reinforce its commitment to RCI into its 12th Malaysia Plan. This marks the first

time that RCI will be formally recognized as a modality for development. The subregional programs have

fittingly been chosen to support the development of an RCI project pipeline to be coordinated by the

Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Malaysia's planning agency that oversees the BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, and the

Joint Development Strategy (JDS) between Malaysia and Thailand. An RCI project pipeline is envisioned

to increase investment opportunities for the private sector. The identification of RCI projects will

also strengthen the coordination and operationalization of subregional programs and in doing so, improve

capacities in project development and in attracting foreign and domestic direct investments.

Scope of Work

To identify catalytic bottom-up PPP projects for implementation under the IMT-GT Vision 2036, BIMP-EAGA

Vision 2025 and Second JDS Action Plan; and (ii) prepare and design a high-level regional investment

conference including the identification of prominent speakers in the region.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

(i) Consult and work closely with EPU in roundtable discussions in identifying and developing project

proposals, specifically PPP with: (a) Private companies, including government-linked companies, state

economic development corporation, business councils, trade associations, professional bodies; (b)

corridor authorities; and (c) federal and state economic planning units and their respective BOIs and


(ii) present initial compilation of project proposals to the Malaysia National Secretariat based at the

Economic Planning Unit, Putrajaya, Malaysia;

(iii) Conduct a workshop for EPU and related federal employees on the importance investment awareness

for project implementation;

(iv) Assist in the preparation of a compendium capturing best practices of the States' and Provinces'

BOIs and IDAs; and

(v) Conduct of work closely with TASU for SERC, ADB; the Malaysian National Secretariat (NS) of BIMP-


Minimum Qualification Requirements

Post-graduate in economics, development management, with work experience in investments analysis and

foreign direct investment strategies and outreach gained at the federal or state level planning agencies

or agencies; with at least 10 years of experience

Minimum General Experience: 7 Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 7 Years

Regional/Country Experience:  Required

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type


Max. Working Days/Week

Home Office 5

Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date Other Details (use if place selected is Others)

Home Office, Other 20 15-Mar-2021 30-Jun-2021



Cost Estimate:

Cost 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. 8,091

Contingency 909



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