We invite the kind attention of all Swiss firms to the tender opportunities at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), of which Switzerland is a member along with 66 other countries.
The ADB, headquartered in Manila, provides loans, technical assistance, grants and equity investments to alleviate poverty in countries such as India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia, among others. To date, its total loan portfolio is at USD 75 billion, with USD 6 billion targeted by 2020 for climate mitigation and adaptation.
As most ADB projects rely on consultants and contractors, Swiss companies and consultants have the opportunity to support a worthy development mission where availability of funds is assured.
Swiss individual consultants and Swiss companies can partake of tender opportunities in the core operational areas of the ADB; in infrastructure (Water, Energy ICT, Transport and Urban Planning), education, environment, regional cooperation and the financial sector.
Examples of consulting expertise required for technical assistance projects are urban planners, clean energy specialists, power management engineers, PPP and project finance specialist, economic and financial analysts and environment/gender/resettlement specialist. On the other hand, companies could offer tenders for goods and works (other than consulting services) via the ABD's Country Partnership Strategies, Country Operations Business Plans and Procurement Plans.
To get started, registering as a Consultant or a Company via the ADB's Consultant Management System or CMS is a must.
Finding the latest Consulting Services Recruitment Notices can be accessed through here CSRN
and the latest Procurement Notices for Goods and Works here PNGW
For interested companies, consultants and chambers of commerce, ADB organizes an annula business opportunity fair at its headquarters in Manila (usually in March). Moreover, ADB regularly organizes business opportunity missions to interested member countries in Europa.
For a first contact with the ADB, including setting up appointments with Project Managers, the Swiss Embassy in Manila may be contacted, with address and contact details below. For further possibilities, such as interest for abusiness opportunity mission by ADB to Europe, the Swiss Embassy can coordinate with the Constituency Office representing Switzerland in the ADB.
The ADB Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) is a one-stop forum for consultants, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and civil society organizations looking to provide goods, works and services for ADB projects. It has proven to be an excellent opportunity to network with peers in the industry and with ADB specialists in the agriculture, environement, energy, public managment, finance, transport, water, urban development, health and education sectors.