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LESSONS:

Indonesia: Metropolitan Medan Urban Development Project

sector: Water and Other Urban Infrastructure and Services | country: Indonesia

The project completion report (PCR) identified five useful lessons, with which the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) agrees.

Regarding the PCR’s lessons), the task of supervising construction work is generally included in consultants’ terms of reference. However, there are usually two reasons that consultants are unable to supervise these contractors properly, as in this Project: (a) the consultants are unqualified to do so; or (b) their person-months are inadequate to execute their terms of reference. The quality of any contractor’s work must meet technical specifications, and if the required quality is beyond the local contractors’ capability, the bidding system should be applied for international competitive bidding to achieve the certain level of work quality even though cost increases.

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