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National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-II: Consultancy Services for Developing Hydro-meteorological Resilient Action Plans (HmRAP) in Selected Urban Areas in India

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Category:Consulting services
Sectors:Environment & NRM, Disaster Reduction
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Contracting Authority Type:Government / Public Sector
Date posted:25 Jan, 2019

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Project ID: P144726
Borrower/Bid No: IN-NDMA-70460-CS-QCBS

 India - P144726 - National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-II - IN-NDMA-70460-CS-QCBS

Country: India

Project Id: P144726

Project Name: National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-II

Loan/Credit/TF Info.: IDA-56930

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Consultancy Services for Developing Hydro-meteorological Resilient Action Plans (HmRAP) in Selected Urban Areas in India

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National Disaster Management Authority


Pradeep Kumar


Add. Secretary and Project Director (NCRMP II)


NDMA Bhawan, A-1, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110029





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Request for Expression of Interest (EoI)




Hiring of Consultant for Developing Hydro-meteorological Resilient Action Plans (HmRAP) in Selected Urban Areas in the Country

Reference No.IN-NDMA-70460-CS-QCBS                              Date: 24 January, 2019

The Government of India has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-II and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultancy services on the subject mentioned above.

2. One of the agreed components under NCRMP-II is about Hydro-meteorological Resilient Action Plans (HmRAP) as a futuristic step and funds have been demarcated for this purpose. Accordingly, PMU, NDMA has now decided to hire a Consultant firm for developing HmRAP in select urban areas. The HmRAP would be a key document in guiding decision-makers to improve their city’s resilience and reduce risks to hydromet related hazards, with a critical focus on incorporating hydromet information into planning and service delivery. The HmRAP would identify specific issues and priorities tailored to the context of the specific urban area and propose key actions to be implemented at short, medium and long term for strengthening the hydromet information base and improving the resilience of urban services delivery. The plans would also become the basis for developing investment frameworks for climate resilient cities.

3. Hydromet hazards such as flooding, thunderstorms, poor air quality and others have significant impact on urban areas in India, causing both low level chronic damages, for example during the monsoons, and also resulting in major havoc due to extreme events. They have received insufficient attention but NDMA and cities are increasingly aware of the risks and need to plan specific efforts to deal with such hazards, fueled by the frequency of such events.

4. Urban flooding is significantly different from rural flooding as urbanization leads to developed catchments which increases the flood peaks from 1.8 to 8 times and flood volumes by upto 6 times. Consequently, flooding occurs very quickly due to faster flow times, sometimes in a matter of minutes.

5.Urban areas are centres of economic activities with vital infrastructure which needs to be protected 24x7 and they may not have only local but global implications. They are also densely populated and people living in vulnerable areas suffer loss of life, damage to property and disruptions in transport and power, thus, bringing life to a grinding halt. Even the secondary effects of possible epidemics and exposure to infections takes further toll in terms of loss of livelihood and human suffering.

6.The objective of the consultancy is to develop resilient action plans in order to strengthen the capacity of National/ State and ULB entities to effectively plan for and respond to significant hydromet hazards/extreme events and climate change affecting urban areas.

7.This also includes to support participating ULBs in preparing resilience actions plans that will assess hydro-meteorological exposure, risks and vulnerability of urban assets and communities, identify current and proposed adaptive and mitigative actions, and develop action plans that include recommendations for strengthening capacity and investment outline for investing in resilient solutions. A key focus of the consultancy would be to assess the availability of weather, water and climate information available at the city level, assess gaps and the potential for developing urban oriented hydromet services using existing information, and develop a plan to strengthen the capacity for improving such service delivery to critical weather dependent sectors and users.

8.The consultancy will target six selected second tier cities and will include a strong technical analysis and consultative process as a basis for the development of the proposed action plans.

9.The scope of work and tasks of the Consultant for each city will be as follows:-

  • Conduct an overview of the urbanization patterns, economic sectors’ growth, hydromet hazards and risks, preliminary damage assessments from weather related events to characterize its vulnerability, existing institutional capacity and identification of key urban services delivery and user agencies and communities.
  • Develop a detailed methodology, work plan and baseline of information on the basis of the overview and desk reviews of available research/other information.
  • Initiate a technical and consultative process for prioritization of hydromet hazard/categorization of cities by hazard. This initial scoping consultation will allow tailoring of the assessment and recommendations for each selected city based on the specifics of that particular urban area and the hydromet hazards that threaten its resilience.
  • Conduct a detailed assessment of the hydromet hazard and risk identification/scoping for potential impact across urban infrastructure and key services, available hydromet data and information, climate forecasts and capacity assessment for urban hydromet services and resilient actions.
  • Conduct vulnerability and risk assessment at urban level and for critical weather dependent sectors, develop hazard and vulnerability maps as well as impact scenarios based on hydromet risks.
  • Review and assess ongoing activities undertaken by the local, state and National entities related to urban planning and resilience; and conduct a review of urban development strategies/area plans, policies and regulations.
  • Conduct a detailed institutional assessment to assess available capacity and gaps at city agencies (municipalities), hydromet agencies, early warning systems and relevant entities for undertaking resilient planning.
  • Make structural and non-structural recommendations based on the analytical base of this activity and conduct a consultative process to define the priority actions and develop an investment framework by city to reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience.
  • Develop a summary report and detail report that draws from individual city HmRAP to develop a strategic framework for city resilience to hydro-met events and climate change, identify city and sector specific investments for resilience actions and action plan for implementation.

10. PMU, NDMA will help in getting data from other Government Departments, if required. However, the Consultant will have to interact with all stakeholders.

11. The Terms of Reference (ToR) is available at , NDMA website and for further details.

12. The Project Monitoring Unit (PMU), NDMA now invites EoI from eligible consulting firms for providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (in form of brochures, description of similar assignments, past experience in similar services, availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.). The shortlisting criteria are:-

  • The organization shall furnish details of relevant Hydro-meteorological/ Urban Flooding Management assignments undertaken during the last five years (2013-18). Certified copies of orders received and completion certificates for these projects must be submitted.
  • The organization shall furnish information regarding the year wise annual turnover for the last five years (i.e. FY 2013-2018). A certificate to this effect from a Chartered Accountant, in original, must be submitted.

iii. The Consulting firms should demonstrate that they have enough capacity (including Personnel) in handling similar assignment by providing organizational structure and details of technical resource.

13. Expressions of interest (EOI) should contain all relevant information but not limited to:

  • Introductory letter on letter head (with complete contact details – name of contact person, mailing address, telephone, fax, email etc.) explaining how the firm is best to deliver the task.
  • Organization profile and branches/offices within the country.
  • Two years annual report (Yr 2015 and Yr 2016) and past 3 years (2015-18) audited financial statements with minimum average turnover of INR 04 Crore or equivalent.
  • Short note on the similar projects implemented by the Consultancy Firm pertaining to the shortlisting criteria.
  • The EOI should contain sufficient supporting document to substantiate the claim of the Consultant towards their qualifications as per the shortlisting criteria.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 (“Consultant

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