Consultants to guide city development plans

Thu, 2015-09-03 10:16 -- SCC India Staff

Consultants to guide city development plans

For Smart Cities project, the nodal agencies like the Town and Country Planning Department, Urban Development Authority, etc will appoint a consultant from the empaneled list for assisting in preparation of a detailed project report (DPR). The consultant will assess the quantum of work as per the draft request for proposal (RFP) and draw up proposal for the DPR. 

Three main proposals to be delivered by the consultants:

  1. City Wide Concept Plan
  2. Draft Smart City Proposal
  3. Final Smart City Proposal 

The Consulting Firm will prepare and deliver a Proposal to the Urban Local Bodies under the supervision of the State Government which will include: 

  1. A City-wide Concept Plan (a non-fully complete CDP), which will be based on the old or revised, City Development Plan (CDP). In case the city does not have a CDP, the Agency will develop a City-wide Concept Plan (a non-fully complete CDP). The City-wide Concept Plan will include the Smart City vision, key challenges identification, situation analysis (physical, economic, social, legal and institutional infrastructure), as-is description, review of previous plans, interventions and documents of all departments and agencies (e.g. City Sanitation Plan, City Mobility Plan, Master Plan), and an overall strategy focused on Smart City criteria/objectives/targets. Moreover, based on citizen consultations, the Concept Plan will also define the Smart City and clearly state the objectives based on the Mission document and Guidelines.

  2. The Smart City Proposal (SCP) will consist of Strategic Action Plans for area developments based on the three typologies: (a) area improvement (retrofitting) (b) city renewal (redevelopment), and (c) city extension (greenfield), and City-wide Initiative (Pan-city) that applies smart solutions to the physical, economic, social and institutional infrastructure. Application of smart solutions using smart technologies, information, and data to make infrastructure and services better and to develop the poor and marginalized will be an important part of the Proposal.
  3. Prepare a Proposal to participate in ‘Challenge’ (competition) according to the Smart City Mission Statement and Guidelines. The focus will be on transformative projects with the highest possible impact on (i) economic growth of the city (e.g. number of new jobs created, new firms attracted, increased productivity, and business climate in the formal as well as informal sectors, recognition of and incorporating urban vendors), and (ii) improving the quality of life of all, especially the poor (e.g. reduction in commuting time, support of non-motorized transport, improvement in air and water quality, increased coverage of water, solid waste management, street lighting, enhanced green public spaces, improved safety and security).
  4. The Smart City Proposal will include Financial Plan for the complete life cycle of the Proposal. This financial plan will identify internal (taxes, rents, licenses and user charges) and external (grants, assigned revenues, loans and borrowings) sources of mobilizing funds for capital investments, operation, and maintenance over the life cycle of the project. Financial plan will provide for sources for repayment of project cost over a period of 8-10 years, O&M cost, and also include resource improvement action plan for financial sustainability of ULBs.
  5. Convergence of area plans with National and State level sectoral financial plans, for example the National Urban Rejuvenation Mission (NURM), Housing for All, Swachh Bharat, and Digital India.
  6. The Proposal development will be People-Driven, from the beginning, achieved through citizen consultation meetings, including active participation of Residents Welfare Associations, Tax Payers Associations, Senior Citizens, Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Slum Dwellers Associations, and other groups. During consultations, in addition to identification of issues, needs, and priorities of citizens and groups of people, citizen-driven solutions will also be generated. The Proposals will be developed in a period of 100 days as far as this consultancy is concerned. Another Agency will assist the City in detailed Project Development and Management.

Click here to view the list of Empaneled Consultants for proposed Smart Cities