Rural Water Supply Programme (BALB Reticulation System
The scope of the BALB Reticulation System project covers works to connect reticulation pipes with the existing system, i.e. the main pipes from the state water authorities (PBAN) including constructing tanks and booster pumps, restoring, enlarging, replacing and revamping pipes and treatment plants as well as constructing systems to supply fully treated water.
Integrated Implementation Method
For the purpose of speeding up and improving the implementation of the BALB programme throughout the country, the Government has decided to introduce an integrated implementation method. Under this integrated method, BALB is to be awarded to a Main Contractor (KI) that is appointed by the Government among Class A and B Bumipitera contractors. In order to carry out the BALB projects, the Government will appoint small contractors as the Implementing Contractor (KP).
Project Planning Guideline
- The planning and selection of BALB projects must be done at the district levels with the involvement of local leaders such as the elected representative (ADUN and Member of Parliament) or political leader and JKKK based on the BALB Project Selection Guideline.
- The BALB projects that have been short listed based on priority will then be discussed and finalised by the District Development Committee (JKPD).
- The finalised list at the district level will be submitted to the State Development Office (PPN) or the Federal Development Department (JPP) to be coordinated together with PBAN.
- The State Development Council will finalise and approve the list of projects submitted to KKLW through Form BALB 1/2000.
- Application for BALB projects must be for projects which are situated in rural areas and areas which are not under the operation/service of local authorities (PBT).
- Proposed locations for BALB projects are traditional villages, villages of indigenous people (perkampungan Orang Asli), long-houses and new settlement areas.
- BALB projects that have been planned should have an estimated average cost of RM 30,000.00 for each house.
- Application of BALB projects includes connecting reticulation pipes, constructing tanks and booster pumps, restoring, replacing and revamping pipes and treatment plants as well as constructing systems to supply fully treated water.
Implementing Contractor (KP) Selection Guideline
- Implementing contractors are Bumiputera-status contractors registered under the Companies Act, 1965.
- Contractors must be registered with the Pusat Khidmat Kontraktor (PKK) under Classes D, E, EX or F, with Heading III, Sub-Heading 3, 4, 6 and Heading IV, Sub-Heading 6(a) as well as a registration license that is still within its validation period.
- The selection of qualified contractors will be coordinated by the District Development Office with the involvement of the elected representatives (ADUN and Member of Parliament).
- The short listing of implementing contractors will be coordinated together with the State Development Office / Federal Development Department and PBAN.
- The list will be submitted to KKLW through Form BALB 2/2000. The finalised KP list will be coordinated while taking into account of ‘senarai daftar minat ‘ in the Ministry.
- A rotation of implementing contractors will be done annually whereby 10% of the high performing contractors will remain while new contractors will be given an opportunity.