German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation


Under the Indo German Bilateral Development Cooperation, the focal areas currently are:

  • Energy;
  • Environment and Management of Natural Resources; and
  • Sustainable Urban Development

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and GIZ India are jointly implementing the “Sustainable Urban Development - Smart Cities” (SUD-SC) project. The project supports the National Ministry and the State Governments (Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala) in the policy formulation on housing for all, basic services, planning framework, and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also supports the three select Smart Cities (Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, and Kochi) in implementing concepts of integrated spatial urban development planning. Under the broad agreement of providing technical cooperation for the SDGs and Governance component of the SUD- SC, GIZ intends to support its partner organisations by providing technical support for developing strategies for implementing and localising SDGs.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the partner states of Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Kerala along with their respective Smart Cities of Coimbatore, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi have expressed their interest to promote cross-learning across Indian states and cities, and to identify good practices across the globe to address their key challenges in localisation, implementation and monitoring of SDGs.

The objective of this assignment is to

  • Identify key challenges faced by cities in localising SDGs (viz., conceptualisation, implementation, financing, capacity building among others) in discussion with key stakeholders and city authorities, nodal agencies, GIZ project team and urban experts.
  • Define good practices of localising SDGs and develop criteria for identifying good practices based on consultation with partners, experts and GIZ team.
  • Based on the criteria and challenges identified through consultations with GIZ and state partners, identify at least 10 case studies, national and international (including 2 from Germany) illustrating good/innovative practices on localising SDGs by drawing parallels to the challenges. Develop a Draft Compendium of good/innovative practices covering national and international case studies on localising SDGs, including strategies/road map for implementation in Indian cities. Disseminate the key learnings from the compendium and the recommendations.
  • Develop chapter structure and outline for the Compendium and finalise in discussion with GIZ team. Incorporate Feedback from stakeholders and submission of the finalized compendium

Please refer to the bidding conditions and follow the instructions carefully.

The detailed documentation with regards to this call for proposals includes –

  • The Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • Assessing eligibility of firms
  • The Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • The General Terms & Conditions of Contracts
  • CV template

Tender timelines are:

  • : 24th July, 2020
  • : 31st July, 2020
  • : 7th August, 2020
  • : 17th August, 2020


GIZ reserves the right to cancel/modify this tender and /or reject a bid document including subsequently a technical and financial proposal, without assigning any reasons.