The Government of Tonga with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific (JFPR)
Integrated Aged Care in Tonga Project
Request for Expressions of Interest
Design and Supervision Consultant
The Government of Tonga, with funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific (JFPR), is currently processing project called Integrated Aged Care in Tonga which aims to improve the well-being of older people in Tonga through a range of appropriate, safe, and high-quality integrated care services for older people and support to caregivers. The Project has three components: (i) community-based aged care centers established; (ii) aged care services and programs implemented; and (iii) caregiver support and measures to promote equitable care responsibility implemented.
The Project is requesting expressions of interest from firms for the Design and Supervision Consultant position.
A Design and Supervision Consulting firm will be engaged to assist with the detailed design of aged care centers and supervision of construction under output 1. Four community-based aged care centers: one main center in Tofoa (the central area of Tongatapu) and three smaller network centers, one each in the districts of East and West Tonga and Vava’u will be established. These centers will offer supervised day care for older people, short-term respite care for caregivers, and other community-based services such as wellness promotion programs. The main center will also serve as the national hub for aged care services and programs. It will coordinate and oversee network centers, community resources, and activities for older Tongans, establish an integrated management information system for aged care, and provide climate-resilience services to enhance older people's adaptive capacity. The centers will be climate- and disaster-resilient and will respond to the differing needs of older men and women and their caregivers. Inclusive design for older people with disabilities will be undertaken in consultation with older people, caregivers, and the communities to ensure (i) their access to and use of the facilities, and (ii) their physical safety and security.
Implementation arrangements. The Ministry of Finance (MOF) will be the executing agency and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) will be the implementing agency. Procurement will be done in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
How to apply:
Interested firms may apply via this link: selfservice.adb.org
Please visit the link for the detailed terms of reference.
Deadline of submission of Expression of Interest is on 15 November 2023.