RFP for Multi-Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (M-HRVA) of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

RFP for Multi-Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (M-HRVA) of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Organization: UNDP

Apply By: 25 Apr 2019

RFP title: RFP for Multi-Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (M-HRVA) of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Deadline: 25th April 2019


India is vulnerable to various natural hazards such as cyclone, drought, earthquake, flood, cold waves, heat waves, landslide and tsunami. The effects of climate change are adding a new and more intractable dimension to the existing risk profile of vulnerable areas. It is believed that climate change will alter the number, severity, frequency and complexity of climate-induced hazards. With this uncertainty, and more importantly, with new areas experiencing extreme events, it becomes critical to adopt an integrated climate risk management approach. Vulnerability to climate change is determined, in large part, by people’s inability to adapt to the impact of the changes. Integration of disaster risk reduction into national and local development policies and plans is considered one of the key processes to promote a sustainable and climate resilient development paradigm. Communities, especially poor women and men need to be supported in adopting and incorporating risk reduction concerns into their day-to-day lives, livelihoods and occupational patterns.

Urban Growth in India

India has experienced exponential urban growth in the last few decades. The urban population of India has grown from 285 million in 2001 to 377 million in 2011, which is likely to touch 533 million by 2025. The pattern of urbanization in India is characterized by continuous concentration of population and activities in large cities. This is manifested in a high percentage of urban population being concentrated in class I cities (cities with more than 100,000 population). According to 2011 Census, there are 468 Class 1 cities, whereas in 2001 there were 399 such cities. 70% of the urban population in India now resides in Class 1 cities.

Study Objectives

The main objective of the proposed multi-hazard risk and vulnerability assessment is to assess the extent of risk and the vulnerabilities of the city of Visakhapatnam (GVMC). The outcome of the study is expected to help identify a set of structural and non-structural steps that City Administration and other stakeholders can take to mitigate the risks posed by various hazards. The scope of the exercise also includes the projected climate change scenarios (short term, medium term and long term) taking into account the past trends so that the recommended solutions and actions could be linked with the Disaster Management policy, sectoral planning and implementation of multi-hazard risk mitigation initiatives at community, ward and city levels.

Criteria for Preliminary

Examination of Proposals

  • Technical proposal is submitted separately from Financial Proposal
  • Financial proposal must be password protected. If not, proposal will get rejected.
  • Latest Certificate of Registration of Business submitted
  • Is the Offeror, or any of its joint venture members, included in UN Security Council 1267 List and List of Suspended and Removed Vendors?

Criteria for Essential


  • The agency must have minimum five years of consulting experience on climate change and Hazard Risks and Vulnerability Assessments.
  • The agency must have completed minimum two projects on Hazard, Risks and Vulnerability Assessments from climate perspective.
  • Team Leader must have Master’s degree from a recognized institution in disaster management/Geology/Climate Change/ Environmental Science or other relevant field with minimum five years of experience in developing frameworks on HRVA from Climate Change Perspective and conducting HRVA.

Schedules of Deliverables

A detailed plan of work detailing the activities and timing, methodology, key information sources to be used, and institutions/organizations to be consulted in undertaking the task should be provided upon signing of the contract. This will be discussed and approved prior to the start of the work.

The following deliverables should be submitted while conducting the study:

  • Inception report within two (2) weeks after award of contract.
  • Presentation of Evidence Based Interim Reports on Component 1, 2 and 3 in a Stakeholder Workshop at the City level after eight (8) weeks from the date of award of contract and finalization and submission of draft report to the City/State Administration. Submission of Final report after incorporating the comments within a month.
  • Submission of draft reports for Component 4, & 5 to UNDP within sixteen (16) weeks after award of contract to the City/State Administration.
  • Presentation on key findings and recommendations at City Level Stakeholder Workshop after eighteen (18) weeks from the date of award of contract and presentation on key findings and recommendations at City Level Stakeholder Workshop to be organized by UNDP and submission of final report within 10 days to UNDP after incorporating comments and suggestions received at the Stakeholder Workshop.

Impact of Results

The above Multi-Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Analysis and climate change risk concerns are expected to serve as a guide and to help the State and City Level Administration in gaining better understanding of the multi hazards and the vulnerabilities faced by Visakhapatnam. It is expected that with the enhanced understanding, necessary steps would be taken by them to incorporate multi-hazard related risks in

Disaster Risk Reduction policy, sectoral planning and implementation for climate/disaster risk mitigation, disaster preparedness at community, ward and city levels.

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Event ID: #0000003588

For any other queries Contact: Surjit Singh

Email ID: surjit.singh@undp.org     





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