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RFP for Appointment of Consultant by Indian Railways 2016
06/30/2016

INVITATION TO PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FORAPPOINTMENT OF CONSULTANT FOR PROVIDING STRATEGIC ADVISORY SERVICES FORREDEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAY STATIONS ON THE INDIAN RAILWAY NETWORK

THE PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE IS BEINGORGANIZED BY INDIAN RAILWAY STATIONS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (IRSDC)

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

FOR

APPOINTMENT OF CONSULTANT

FOR PROVIDING

STRATEGIC ADVISORY SERVICES

FOR

REDEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAY STATIONS ON THEINDIAN RAILWAY NETWORK

 

The RFP document,with amended Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria, has been uploaded onIRSDC's website (www.tenderwizard.com/IRSDC)on June 24, 2016. Other important dates:

 

1. Last date forreceiving queries: July 7, 2016

2. Pre ProposalConference: July11, 2016

3. Last date for saleof RFP document: July 25, 2016

4. Opening ofTechnical Proposal: July 25, 2016

 

We are also delightedto convene a pre-proposal conference of the interested parties where theinterested parties will be free to seek clarifications and make suggestions forconsideration of IRSDC.

 

Time and date of thepre-proposal conference:

1100 hrs. on July11, 2016

 

The venue of thepre-proposal conference:

Chief Executive Officer

Indian Railway Stations DevelopmentCorporation Limited

4th Floor

Palika Bhawan

Sector-13

R.K. Puram

New Delhi-110066

 

Indian Railways haveenvisaged redevelopment of around 400 A1 and A category stations as an iconicstructure of the city with state of art facilities for passengers/users and itsarchitecture reflecting the culture and character of the city, on a self-sustainablebasis through commercial development on the area in and around the stations.

 

In fact it would bethe largest transit oriented development (TOD) programme as well as the largestPPP programme in the world. This programme would transform not only the Indianrailway stations and image of Indian Railways but also the image of the cityand the country as a whole besides giving a boost to the economic growth of thecountry.

 

Except for around 8(eight) stations planned for redevelopment through Railways/ IRSDC/ RLDA underMOU with other countries, all other stations falling in the above category areplanned for redevelopment on as is where is basis.

 

This is a gigantictask and requires prioritization of stations, making out phasing plan,identifying levers for maximization of revenue, identification of potentialinvestors and developers, planning and coordination with different stakeholdersincluding public, developing institutional structure and process includingcapacity building requirements to make this transformation happen, planning andorganization of road shows and developing marketing strategy. It is requiredthat the Consultant should be able to partner and associate in the programme toensure that this prestigious programme is successful.

 

Objectives of the consultancy:

 

(a) Prioritization ofstations, out of about 400 “A-1” & “A” category stations identified forredevelopment and suggesting to make workable/financially viable cluster ofstations to maximize the benefit by broadly following the Swiss ChallengesMethod and making out a phasing plan accordingly.

 

(b) Identifying theright mix use for the prioritized stations/clusters to maximize the NPV fromstations redevelopment.

 

(c) Identifying andengaging with right set of stakeholders, including international firms, with aview to make station redevelopment projects a success.

 

(d) Developing arobust implementation strategy keeping in mind the constraints/ key challenges,bottlenecks including suggesting mitigation strategies for effectiveimplementation of the project.

 

Detailed informationis given in the RFP document that may be downloaded by clicking here.

 

Wide publicity of theredevelopment project might be given amongst potential consultancy firms byEmbassy of India, Beijing to potential bidders in the host nation forparticipating most enthusiastically in the RFP bid process.

 

Mr. Shashanka ShekharPanda, Founder-Chairman and CEO, Blue Earth Enterprise, who has been appointed asthe policy advisor to IRSDC, has been asked to coordinate this activity withall our embassies abroad and all embassies in India. For any furtherinformation, kindly email us at shashanka.panda@bluearthenterprise.cominfo@irsdc.co.inparag.verma@irsdc.comsk.lohia@irsdc.com.

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