Terms Sheet and Bid Parameters on Solid Waste Action Plan: Mahasarakham
Up to 10 billon metric tons of solid waste is generated annually from urban households, commerce, industry, and construction globally. This is bound to increase further as populations grow and migration from rural to urban areas occurs with wealth and consumption inevitably rising, prompting the amount of waste per person to multiply.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) implemented a regional technical assistance, TA 8566: Mainstreaming Integrated Solid Waste Management in Asia, to conduct an assessment of solid waste management practices in five case study cities in Asia and to provide recommendations and best practices that can guide municipalities, ADB project officers and others on how to improve proper waste management and achieve a clean, livable city.
Part of the TA is to deliver an action plan for each case study city focusing on commercial term sheet and bid parameters based on a project or actions proposed in the a separate TA deliverable, the Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Plan. For Mahasarakham, Thailand, one of the five cities in the TA, the ISWM plan nominates a Design-Build-Operate contract for the upgrading of the Mahasarakham landfill that could be financed by ADB. This action plan, simply advisory in nature, presents a term sheet describing key parties, respective rights and obligations, commercial terms, and risk allocation to form the basis for actual project contracts. In addition, since the Mahasarakham municipality has indicated that it would expect to run a competitive selection process for contracting a concessionaire for the proposed project, bid parameters are included in this action plan.