German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation Tender Notice
hiring the services of Consulting firm for Technical Backstopping for the CityScope device in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

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, Government of India, 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.

Cities in India, like their counterparts in the global South, are facing major problems in managing its growth and infrastructure. As a result, improving social and economic conditions for its citizens and promoting sustainable development is increasingly an urban challenge. However, non-availability of city level data, especially those spatial in nature, causes major hinderances during project conception, planning and implementation. Consequently, new and innovative solutions are continually being explored for these cities.

SUD-SC aims at promoting integrated spatial planning by overcoming working in silos of sectoral departments within the three tiers of government (national, state and city). To connect the different dimensions of planning, there is an urgent need for a digital tool that visualises spatial data from sectoral departments and provides access to such data for cross-sectoral use and understanding. CityScope, developed jointly by the City Science Lab at HafenCity University, Hamburg (HCU) and MIT Media Lab, US, is an interactive, digital tool that helps to analyse urban relationships and enables simulations of development (‘what-if’) scenarios. CityScope typically consists of a touch table and supplementary info- screen.

In this context, GIZ plans to engage a competent IT firm to provide technical backstopping for the CityScope. In collaboration with HCU, GIZ shall facilitate these activities in the partner state of Tamil Nadu and the city of Coimbatore.

The objectives of this assignment are to:

  • Provide technical backstopping for the CityScope device
  • Handhold partner organisations
  • Build the capacity of its users

The detailed documentation with regards this call for proposals includes:

  • Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • Grid for Assessing the Eligibility of Firms
  • Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • The General Terms & Conditions of Contracts


: 11th October, 2019
: 18th October, 2019
: 24th October, 2019

: 8th Nov, 2019, by 17.30hrs


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.