Ningbo Sustainable Urbanization Project

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   Nov 3, 2016
   World Bank

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   Dongjun Liang
Ningbo sustainable urbanization PMO
Ningbo city, China
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Goods, Works and Services

Urban planning services   Urban development construction work  

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People's Republic of China

Ningbo Sustainable Urbanization Project

Sectors: Public administration-Financ ial Sector (15%), Urban Transport (45%), General Water, sanitation and flood protection sector (40%)


Project ID No. : P149485



The People's Republic ofChina has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 150, 000, 000.00 equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the NingboSustainable Urbanizat ion Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services andconsulting services to be procured under this project.


The project will include the followingcomponents:

1. Urban Reg eneration (Estimated Costs: US$108.5 million; IBRD Loan: US$49 million): the objective of thiscomponent is to create a vibrant and safe urban environment by improving the quality of public space following people-centereddesign strategies and expanding the covera ge and upgrading the service level of urban utilities12. This component will fundactivities among others: upgrade of public space a long main transport corridors and commercial streets to improve attractivenessof the existing urban center; comprehensive regenerat ion of lagging urban settlements by providing modern utilities (water supply, drainage system, sewage treatment and solid waste coll ection, lighting, and parking) and open spaces; and improvement of roadsafety for pedestrians and cyclists with better design of cr ossings and intersections and traffic management efficiency usinginformation and communication technology and electric devices.

2. Urban Transport (Estimated Costs: US$132.1 million;IBRD Loan: US$67.8 million): the objective of this component is to str engthen urban mobility by completing the urban road networkand improving the capacity, reliability, and service quality of the bus system13. This component will fund activities includingcompletion of the city road network; improvement of bus terminal and depots; rehabilitation and construction of bus stops andfacilities; and upgrade and expansion of the bus fleet.

3. Flood Risk Ma nagement (Estimated Costs: US$72.3 million; IBRDLoan: US$28.3 million): the objective of this component is to reduce the vulnerabil ity of the counties to the risks of floods. Theselected structural and non-structural measures will help the county towns be better prepared and protect critical assets andvulnerable people from being affected by potential floods, and the measures, among others, will be (a) structural investments, including (i) renovation and upgrading of existing rain grits, inlets, outlets, and drainage pi pes, (ii) restoration of naturalstorm water drainage systems, (iii) construction of pumping stations at critical locations, and (iv ) construction oflow-impact-development (LID) demonstrations in suitable public areas; and (b) non-structural investments, includin g, asappropriate, (i) establishment of pre-warning systems, (ii) preparation of emergency preparedness plans, (iii) study and adjustment of land-use plans, and (iv) introduction and improvement of the flood insurance system.

4. Technical Assistance andCapacity Building (Estimated Costs: US$4.6 million IBRD Loan: US$4.6 million): the objective of this component is to create morelivable local communities by supporting local governments in finding cost-effective solutions based on sound financing plans. This ccom livonent will fund activities, such as, technical assistance to local governments in reviewing and, as appropriate, updatingpolicie codes, and capital investment plans to integrate transportation, housing, and economic development; technical support tocounties to develop information and tools for full-cycle management of infrastructure assets, including asset inventory, valuation, planning an d budgeting, and to develop capital investment plans; technical support to develop innovative financingmechanisms to improve public financing systems; and project management and supervision, including strengthening the institutionalcapacity of the Project Manage ment Office (PMO) and Project Implementation Units (PIUs), monitoring and evaluation (M&E)activities, training and study tours, and consulting services.


Procurement of contracts financed by theWorld Bank will be conducted through t he procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants dated January 2011, revised July2014, and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with theWorld Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers dated January 2011 revise d July 2014.


Specific procurement notices for contracts tobe bid under the World Bank’s internatio nal competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy serviceswill be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and free access


Specific procurement no tices for contracts to be bid under the WorldBank’s national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures will be announced, as they become available, in free access

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