The world bank has asked the AMCouncil to circulate the following opportunity to interested members:

The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest for designing a Public Asset Registry in the Philippines. This engagement will require a background in public asset management, but it also has a strong focus on technologies, including looking at new tech solutions and what could be done differently in the future around public asset data management.

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Assignment Title: Public Asset Registry - Design for the Philippines and global good practice and technology trends

Publication Date: 15-Feb-2018

Deadline: 28-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant2 (

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The World Bank is supporting the Government of the Philippines on an ambitious reform agenda to set up a comprehensive public asset registry, housed in the Bureau of Treasury. While an initial key use of this asset registry will be for supporting improved financial risk management and insurance of public assets (with data of sufficient detail & quality to allow for accurate asset valuation as well as accurate and competitive insurance pricing), the registry shall support applications across all National Government Agencies, including ongoing and planned initiatives for disaster risk reduction purposes and to establish baselines for post-disaster damage assessments.

This assignment is to evaluate international good practices in public asset data management, assess the current state of public asset data management in the Philippines, and preparing a design and structure for an appropriate public asset registry in the Philippines, as well as a generic good practice version for such a system.

This assignment is split into three phases:


Evaluate and identify good practices in public asset data collection and management methodologies and tools, including traditional approaches and new ICT solutions, from case studies around the world of countries demonstrating best practice in this area and in the private sector; review current technology trends and how this could change public asset data management in the future, including opportunities for leapfrogging current systems and legacy solutions; and assess the current state of public asset data management in the Philippines and evaluating needs and uses for a new registry, including ongoing and planned uses for financial risk management, disaster risk reduction purposes, and to establish baselines for post-disaster damage assessments. 

PHASE II:                                                                                  

Develop a conceptual design for an improved solution for public asset data management in the Philippines that includes:

  • Policy framework to promote the maintenance and updating of a public asset registry;
  • Governance framework for data (including aspects of data security and privacy) in this registry;
  • Technical framework for a public asset registry (including templates and data fields), an inventory of the required ICT infrastructure for the solution, a design of the user interface and any tools that would promote the use of the solution.

This design for an asset registry in the Philippines will provide a comparison of options for implementation of this solution (which could include open source, existing commercial, or custom-built solutions) including for each option estimated time for development and deployment, as well as cost estimate for initial acquisition, deployment, and maintenance. The proposed solution should be modular and easily expandable to new applications, uses, data, and technologies. It will include at the least an admin backend component, an external (web-based) component for data reporting and interoperability, and a mobile component for data collection and entry. It is expected that this solution sets out options for a cloud based solution.


Based on the review under Phase I and the customization for Phase II, develop the design, infrastructure and variables for a generic version of an effective and efficient public asset registry system, which can be customized to countries around the world and different applications. The generic version should be easily customizable to other countries, e.g. through definitions of universal standard fields and fields to be localized, as well as multilingual capabilities.


This assignment will set out options for developing and deploying such a system in the Philippines including a roadmap for implementation. This assignment does not include the actual development and roll out of a solution in the country.

It is expected that the required expertise will unlikely be found within one single firm and joint ventures are strongly encouraged between firms with public asset management expertise and firms with data management and ICT expertise. It is expected that the firms explicitly demonstrate how they expect to ensure that the client is provided with advice reflecting the most recent advances in technology, where possible leapfrogging legacy systems in place in other countries.

This work should draw as much as possible on existing work, including work carried out by the World Bank for APEC to develop good practice database templates for Insurance purposes or work funded by GFDRR to develop a standardized asset taxonomy.