Consulting Firm

The Consulting Firm will assist in preparing a Smart City Proposal under the supervision of the Urban Local Body and the State Government. The scope of work will include:-

1.Preparation  of a City-wide concept  Plan based  on a review of previous plans, interventions and documents of all departments and agencies (e.g. old or revised City Development Plan, City Sanitation Plan, City Mobility Plan, Master Plan). The City-wide Concept Plan will include the Smart City Vision (how the city visualizes itself in 5 years), Mission and identification of key challenges, situation analysis (physical, economic, social, legal and institutional infrastructure)/ As-is description.

2.After detailed  citizen consultations, an overall strategy  will be prepared that will define the Smart City and clearly state the objectives based on the Mission document and Guidelines.

3.The Consulting  Firm will prepare  a Smart City Proposal (SCP) to participate  in ‘Challenge’ (competition)  according  to the Smart City Mission Statement and Guidelines. The proposal will contain  retrofitting  or redevelopment or greenfield  models  and  atleast  one  Pan-city initiative. The focus will be on transformative projects with the highest possible impact on (i) economic growth in 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 for 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 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 at least one City-wide (Pan-city) initiative that applies Smart Solutions to the physical, economic, social and institutional infrastructure. Application of Smart Solutions will involve the use of technology, information and data to make infrastructure  and services better  and using smart technologies for the development of the poor and marginalized will be an important part of the Proposal.

5.The Smart City Proposal will include financing 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 and operation and maintenance over the life cycle of the project. The financial plan will provide for sources for repayment of project cost over a period of 8-10 years or more, O&M cost and also include resource  improvement action plan for financial sustainability of ULB.

6.Convergence  of area plans with National and State level sectoral financial plans, for example the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Housing for All, Swachh Bharat and Digital India.

7.The  Proposal  development will lead  to  creation  of a  smart  citizenry.  The  proposal  will be  citizen-driven  from  the  beginning, achieved  through   citizen  consultations, including active participation  of groups  of people, such as Residents Welfare Associations, Tax Payers Associations, Senior Citizens and Slum Dwellers Associations. During consultations, issues, needs  and priorities of citizens and groups  of people  will be identified  and citizen-driven solutions generated.