block grant’ communities. Given the unique nature of the CASA-CSP and to ensure economies of scale and a unique identity for the project it is preferred that a few and where possible new (new meaning others the existing 34 working under NSP) FPs be contracted. 106. Even though these communities have CDCs formed under NSP, FP services under CASA-CSP will be required for community re-mobilization, CDP revision, subproject implementation, clustering where requested by communities, quality assurance during construction and ensuring the designs and O&M plans are in place. 107. FP contracting in CASA-CSP will not follow a one size fits all model. Instead contract price for the CDC will remain the same (i.e. $9,600 per CDC) while allowances will be adjusted depending on the insecurity (upto $1,500 per CDC wherever applicable), remoteness ($252 per CDC) and seasonality ($700 per CDC) of the districts where the FP operates. The FP Management Department will assess each allowance category every 6 months to see if the conditions have changed and disburse the allowances accordingly. This price covers all FP expenses including recruitment of key staff, implementation costs, monitoring etc. The organogram below provides an overview of the NSP III institutional structure that the CASA-CSP will be working through. Please note that this structure does not show the new Capacity Building Department or the merger of the MIS & M&E Departments into one. 36
PROCUREMENT 108. Procurement for the project will be carried out in accordance with the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits” dated January 2011 and “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers” Dated January 2011 and the provisions stipulated in the Financing Agreement. In addition, the World Bank’s “Guidelines on Preventing and Combating Corruption in Projects Financed by IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants” dated October 15, 2006 has been shared with the recipient. The World Bank’s Standard Bidding Documents, Requests for Proposals, and Forms of Consultant Contract will be used. Civil works and goods following National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures shall be procured using the agreed Standard Bidding Documents (SBDs) for Afghanistan. In case of conflict or contradiction between the World Bank’s procurement procedures and any national rules and regulations, the World Bank’s procurement procedures will take precedence as per the Article 4(2) of the Procurement Law July 2008 (Amendments in January 2009 incorporated) of the GoIRA The general description of various procurements under different expenditure categories are described in Annex 3: Implementation arrangements 109. With donor assistance, Afghanistan has made considerable efforts to establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework for public procurement over the last five years. A Procurement Law, reflecting international best practice in public procurement was enacted in November 2005 replacing the earlier procurement regulations. While the law provides a very modern legal
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