Experienced (Non - Manager)
Aus4Transport is an Australian Government initiative to support the Government of Vietnam in developing high-quality transport infrastructure to promote economic growth and poverty reduction. Aus4Transport is managed by DT Global on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
The project’s goal is to increase investment in Vietnam’s road, rail and inland waterway infrastructure projects, by bringing higher quality projects to market faster. The End-of-Program Outcome is faster project development and improving the quality of transport infrastructures making use of funding from all financial sources. Two Intermediate Program Outcomes are anticipated: (i) the Ministry of Transport (MOT) giving enhanced consideration of engineering, financial, economic, safety, gender, social and environmental matters in all pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies and detailed engineering design and documentation leading to MOT bringing better prepared proposals and concepts more rapidly to implementation, drawing on innovative and comprehensive approaches; and (ii) MOT identifying bottlenecks to improved project development, identifying and assessing remedial measures, and recommending improved practices, leading to MOT adopting innovations in policies and procedures that lead to improved project development.
Working in close partnership with the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the wider transport sector, the Program will provide support through two work streams.
Stream A: Facilitating project preparation for major projects that are listed, or soon to be listed, in the Government of Vietnam’s Mid-term Investment Plan
Stream B: Supporting the sector through research, innovation, policy reform, and training that responds to the specific needs of various transport users (including women, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities) as well as dealing with issues related to the development of the sector, including road safety and climate change.
Stream B TPMIS Activity
The GoV has received a grant from the GoA to implement the Aus4Transport Program (the Program) whose objective is to increase investment in Vietnam transport infrastructure leading to an enhanced transport system that supports economic growth and poverty reduction. Part of the GoA grant will be used for financing the services for TPMIS development. The MOT acting as the Activity line agency will have the overall responsibility of overseeing the Activity implementation; MOT has assigned the TCQM (Activity Owner) to be responsible for the implementation of the TPMIS.
The TPMIS will be online, preferably based on web open source technologies, built to MOT specifications and programmed by Vietnamese coding professionals. The source code will belong to MOT.
The initial phase of this activity saw development of the conceptual design, which was validated by TCQM and MOT Information Technology Centre (ITC) in December 2019. This was followed by the public advertisement of expression of interest for the services to develop the TPMIS software.
The second and third phase of this activity includes the engagement of a service provider to assist MOT (via TCQM) with; (i) Development of TPMIS (beta version, pilot project, version 1, project documentation); (ii) Trainings, data entry/capturing support and dissemination; (iii) A commissioning period of 24 months to maintain and upgrade the TPMIS; (iv) Survey & technical recommendations for interoperability of provincial projects; (v) Supporting & enhancing MOT’s IT infrastructure; and (vi) Additional functions for DPI and DOF based on actual needs; (vii) Hosting facilities and software for server during development and commissioning; and (viii) Handing over all related facilities, documentation and source code to MOT - IT centre.
Scope of Services
The Activity will require the services of a National Monitoring Consultant (NMC) to assist support Aus4Transport, TCQM and the International Monitoring Consultant (IMC) to monitor the Service Provider engaged to develop the software. The NMC will also be required to coordinate with Aus4Transport, represented by the Deputy Team Leader, and TCQM, and MOT’s related departments on achieving Activity Deliverables and Outcomes.
Key Expertise Requirements
Deadline for application submission: May 25, 2020.