Governance and Accountability Action Plan

Issue

Mitigation Measures

Agency

Responsible

Timing / Duration

Procurement

Procurement

capacity

(a)  Project providing for dedicated Procurement Specialist and

a Procurement Officer in PCU and one Procurement Officer in each PIUs.

(b) Training of all project procurement staff on World Bank procurement procedures

(c)  Orientation to top management in all entities on linkages

between adherence to project plan for project outcomes and oversight requirements

(d) An online Help Desk facility by a resource agency for capacity building for first 6 months

(a)  PCU, PIUs

 

 

(b) PCU, PIUs

 

(c)  PCU, PIUs

 

 

(d) PCU

(a) Project life

 

 

(b) 2 programs of 5 days duration

(c) 4 programs in

first year, repeat in 2nd year

(d) For 6 months

Procurement

procedures

(a)  A Procurement manual meeting Bank requirements, with

standard bidding documents, evaluation templates to be used across the project

(b) In addition to Bank’s prior review process, MSAMB

procurement unit also to perform prior review of architectural plans and designs, bids, short lists of contractors / suppliers, evaluation report and final recommendation for market construction activities

(c)  Appropriate thresholds to ensure higher extent of prior reviews in first phase of project

(a)  PCU, PIUs

 

 

(b) MSAMB

 

 

 

 

(c) MSAMB/ Bank

(a) In the

beginning

 

(b) Project life

 

 

 

 

(c)Project life

Transparency

in procurement decisions

(a)  Procurement Committee in every producer / farmer

associations to ensure soundness of the process and disclosure requirements among the community

(b)  Item / Rate Banks set up by PIUs through periodic market survey to provide standard specifications and indicative price ranges for the common user items

(c)  Mandatory record keeping through maintaining data and records for all contracts at state and district level (including through computerization of procurement data)

(d)  Disclosure of

Dept/Cell: 
PCU

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