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RFP - Selection of Agency for National Disaster Risk and Resilience Assessment and Roadmap for Telecommunication Sector for Three CDRI Member Countries

RFP -  Selection of Agency for National Disaster Risk and Resilience Assessment and Roadmap for Telecommunication Sector for Three CDRI Member Countries

Organization: Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

Apply By: 30 Sep 2021

Request for Proposal Selection of Agency for National Disaster Risk and Resilience Assessment and Roadmap for Telecommunication Sector for Three CDRI Member Countries

Background

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is a multi-stakeholder global partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and academic and knowledge institutions. It aims to address the challenges of building resilience into infrastructure systems and development associated with it. The vision, mission, goal, and objectives of the CDRI are explicitly linked to the post-2015 development agendas. The Coalition will also contribute to the resilience of the global infrastructure systems in an increasingly interconnected world. The outcome of such collaboration would be aimed at building resilient economies and resilient people through cross-sector commitments at all levels towards adaptation and resilience with concrete outcomes that will bring resilience action to global scale. The global coalition is anchored by the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure Society (CDRIS), registered under the Societies Registration Act (1860), India, in New Delhi, recognised as the CDRI Secretariat. CDRI Website: www.cdri.world.

Purpose of the Assignment

CDRI intends to select an agency to provide consultancy services “National Disaster Risk and Resilience Assessment and Roadmap for Telecommunication Sector for Three CDRI Member Countries ”. In this regard, CDRI invites proposals from interested and eligible agencies/firms to provide the consultancy services as detailed in this RFP.

Introduction

2.1 CDRI named in the Part II Data Sheet will select a consulting firm/organization (the Agency) in accordance with the method of selection specified in the Part II Data Sheet.

2.2 The name of the assignment/Job has been mentioned in Part II Data Sheet. Detailed scope of the assignment/ job has been described in the Terms of Reference in Section 4.

2.3 The date, time and address for submission of the proposals has been given in Part II Data Sheet.

2.4 Agencies are invited to submit their Proposal, for consulting Assignment/job named in the Part II Data Sheet. The Proposal will be the basis for award of contract and ultimately for a signed Contract with the selected Agency.

2.5 Agencies should familiarize themselves with local conditions and take them into account in preparing their Proposals. To obtain further information or clarifications, a pre-bid meeting will be organized. The date and time for pre-bid meeting has been given in Part II Data Sheet. To obtain further information or clarifications, Agencies may refer to procedure in para 4 below.

2.6 CDRI will provide at no cost to the Agencies the inputs and facilities specified in the Part II Data Sheet, assist the Agencies in obtaining licenses and permits needed to carry out the Assignment/job, and make available relevant project data and reports to the extent possible. The final responsibility for obtaining the above to complete the project lies with the Agency. 2.7 Agencies shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of their proposals and contract finalisation. CDRI is not bound to accept any proposal and reserves the right to annul the selection process at any time prior to Contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the Agencies.

 

Eligibility of Association of Agencies

3.1 If the Agency has formed an association of Agencies and applied jointly (if Page 8 of 87 association/Joint Venture/consortium allowed as per Data Sheet), the association of Agencies shall be evaluated as a single entity as per the qualification/ eligibility criteria set forth in Part II Data Sheet. If any member of the association of Agencies is dropped during or at any time after the RFP stage, such an association of Agency is liable to be rejected by CDRI or lead to the termination of the contract.

3.2 The lead member of the association of the Agency shall be the Agency who has been selected by CDRI and CDRI shall deal with only the lead member for the purpose of this assignment. The lead member of the association of the Agency shall be responsible and liable to CDRI for all aspects of their proposal, contract, service etc.

3.3 Apart from the association/consortium formed before submission of the proposal, the Agency shall not subcontract any portion of Agency’s duties under this Agreement without prior written consent of CDRI. In case a member of the selected association of Agencies is not able to perform their duties for some reason, any required changes to the proposed team or association of Agencies may be submitted in writing to CDRI with proper justifications for the changes, and proposed plan for replacement of roles and skills required to complete the project. CDRI, at its sole discretion, may decide whether to approve or reject the proposal, or debar the association from further evaluation, or terminate the contract, depending on the stage of the project

A pre-proposal meeting will be held Via Video Conference.

To attend the meeting, please email the representative below requesting a link to the meeting. On 13 September 2021, Time - 1600 to 1700 hrs IST CDRI’s representative: Mr. Deepak Rawat, Manager, Procurement Address: 4th & 5th Floor, Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi 110001, India Telephone: +91-11-4044-5999 E-mail: deepak.rawat@cdri.world

Date & time and address for submission of proposals/bids:

Date: 30 September 2021 Time: 2359 hrs (IST)

Address: Bids to be submitted via Email to tender.projects@cdri.world

[Please call CDRI’s representative to confirm receipt of email and attachments.]

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