IN: Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Pr - P143608
Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) | Published October 22, 2014
General Procurement Notice
NAME OF PROJECT: TelanganaRural Inclusive Growth Project (TRIGP)
Sector: Rural Development
Loan No./Credit No./TF No./Grant No. : Applied
Project ID No.: P143608- Telangana Rural Inclusive GrowthProject
The Governmentof India has applied forfinancing in the amount of US$ 75 million equivalent from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project (TRIGP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds topayments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project.
Theproject will include the following components:
Component 1: Value Chain Enhancement throughProducer Organizations
The focus of this component will be to add value throughinvestment in economic organizations of small and marginal farmers like producer organizations and producer companies andinvestments in value addition, quality enhancement and partnerships with agribusiness enterprises in private and cooperativesectors. Special programs will be developed for promoting economic organizations focused on tribal and indigenous producers. Valuechain approach will be adopted in key sub-sectors like agriculture (grains like paddy, red gram etc.), which have potential toscale up and impact large number of poor households. The proposed project will tap the market opportunities arising from consumerled innovations like organic value chain, fair trade, etc. taking advantage of farmer mobilization under Community ManagedSustainable Agriculture initiative. Cluster approach in promoting ruralnon-farm enterprises, handicrafts, handlooms and otherspecialty goods with strong geographical identity will be adopted to open up new opportunities for the small rural producers toparticipate in urban markets.
Component 2: Human Development
This component will invest in a 'lifecycle approach' to achieving MDGs inhealth and education, with main focus on various phases of an individual's life, and specifically target poor households andvulnerable segments of the population (such as adolescentgirls, pregnant women and children under two years of age) that may nothave benefitted adequately from previous government interventions. First, the project will support the expansion and enhancement(including better targeting) of the offerings of the Nutrition Cum Day Care Centers (NDCCs) created under the earlier Banksupported Project. The expansion of the NDCCs and early childhood education centers will entailthe inclusion of specific tribalareas of the State, with packages introduced to cater to the unique needs of these tribal populations. Second, the project willsupport the implementation in selected blocks ofthe recently issued government order that aims, through a program called "Maarpu,"to facilitate the convergence of existing flagship government programs in health and nutrition (such as ICDS and NRHM) with thedemand side interventions being promoted by SERP.The key organizing principles for this component will be the targeted mobilization of poor households, and the bundling ofcommunity contributions, public services and entitlements through convergence with existing flagship government programs like ICDSand NRHM for effective last mileservice delivery. Annual consumer feedback surveys/service delivery reports will also be supportedto identify specific areas of public service improvement. This component will finance TA, institution building, one time revolvinggrant and robust M&E including Impact Assessment Systems to assess impact of various interventions.
Component 3: Access to Entitlements and Social Development
This component will invest in leveraging existing institutionalplatform to ensure reliable and universal access to entitlements and public services like food security, MNREGS, social pensions,scholarships, etc. This will support convergence strategies with the government departments and agree upon business processre-engineering for streamlined enrollment processes and delivery of key entitlements. Assistance will be provided for technologyup-gradation assistance for improved efficiency, transparency and social audit mechanismsin the last mile. Besides, strengtheningthe existing smart card and UID linked electronic benefit transfer solutions; the project will also support design, implementationand evaluation of cash transfer schemes. This will deepen the agenda of social action committees (SACs) to even address intrahousehold, community level gender issues and issuesrelated to adolescent girls. Special emphasis will be given to households withPersons with Disability (PwD), and other vulnerable categories. The neighborhood centers managed by communities will bemainstreamed for provision of recreational, therapeutic and referral services for the disabled. The key organizing principles forthis component include the following: (i) engaging community institutions network for mobilizing eligible clients for entitlementand public services, (ii) single stage enrollment for package of entitlement schemes, (iii) arranging IEC, counseling and supportservices, (iv) Leveraging ICT for predictable service delivery, and (v) social accountability mechanisms.
Component 4: ICT and Partnerships
The objective of this component will be to improve the performanceof project implementation and enhance coordination mechanisms with supply/demand side partner institutions by providingthem thetechnical assistance, strategic advisory and knowledge management services with national and international expertise in the abovethree areas. This will organize solutions andinnovations in marketplaces for identifying high impact innovations and developing productive alliances between small and marginalproducers and the public, private and social enterprise sector aimed at improving technical service provision and market linkagesin the project areas and to increase the integration of poor in performing and remunerative value chains. A framework forPublic-Private-Community Partnerships (PPCP) will be developed that allows the community institutions to form productive alliancesat the local level. This will make strategic investments in ICT and m-Governance systems to develop state of the art IT platformfor hosting and delivering variety of project services like management information system (MIS), decision support systems (DSS),financial management system (FMS), etc. This digital grid connecting village to the State level will be Aadhar (UID) enabled andwill be leveraged to deliverICT based services to rural poor households in the last mile.
Component 5: Project Implementation Support
The objective is to strengthen the project implementation and will finance dedicated staffing for theproject activities that are attributable to outcomes of the project, consultancies, training and related material, officeequipment, and operational costs. It will also supportestablishing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems, Financial Management systems, Procurement Management, Governanceand Accountability Systems, Knowledge Managementand Communication, etc.
Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures asspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, Jan 2011, revised July 2014,and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in theguidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, Jan 2011, revisedJuly 2014.
Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank's international competitivebidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UNDevelopment Business and the World Bank External website.
Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive invitations to bidunder ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisement, requests for expression of interestsfor consultancy contracts, or those requiring additional information may contact the implementing agency at theaddressbelow.
Mr. A. Murali, IAS
Chief Executive officer,
Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty,
Government of Telangana,
5-10-192, 4th Floor,
Hermitage Office Complex,
Huda Building, Hill Fort Road,
Tel: +91 40 23298665
Fax: +91 40 23211848