Procurement of Equipment and Subcontracts
A total of 322 purchase orders and subcontracts were issued for the field (315 under technical cooperation projects and seven for technical assistance projects implemented by the Air Transport Bureau’s Environment Branch and the WACAF Regional Office) with the total field procurement implementation amounting to USD 84.55 million, of which USD 1.35 million was related to field procurements for projects managed by the Regular Programme. Assistance provided with respect to the upgrading of State civil aviation infrastructure included the development of technical specifications, the tendering and administering of complex multiphase turnkey contracts, and the commissioning of equipment. This had a direct and positive impact on the safety and security of airports and communications, environmental protection and air navigation infrastructure, primarily by enabling more efficient and economical aviation operations in the States and regions concerned. In particular, ICAO expertise ensured that technical specifications were in compliance with applicable Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and regional Air Navigation Plans (ANPs).
A further 2 148 purchase orders and subcontracts (including direct purchase orders) for CAD 12.93 million were issued by TCB and allotment holders covering the procurement of equipment and services for the ICAO Regular Programme. Major procurements included contracts/purchase orders for Microsoft licenses for a three-year period (CAD 1 369 498), security services for the Asia and Pacific Regional Office for a three-year period (CAD 262 511), provision of a business intelligence system to ICAO (CAD 243 138), catering services for various events organized by ICAO (CAD 241 040), renewal of Agresso and Alito support (CAD 222 160), financial audit of statements of actual costs and inventories of fixed assets of the jointly financed air navigation services in Greenland and Iceland for a three-year period (CAD 177 000), Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection services (CAD 131 906) for the IT security department, and provision of data mining services for ANB/ATB statistical reports (CAD 131 200).