German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation Tender Notice
Solid Waste – Appropriate Technologies (SW-APT) Decision Support tool version 2.0

Swaccha Bharat Mission has created a momentum in cities across India towards sustainable management of waste. The cities are now geared to compete with each other on cleanliness under Swaccha Survekshan system. However, to effectively implement sustainable waste management cities needs tailor made information on type of technologies available for processing, their cost, capacities, details of technology providers available, a feedback mechanism for city on technology providers etc. to make informed decisions while choosing technology providers on GEM portal and making tenders for waste processing units. A tool to address these issues have already been released by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. “Solid Waste – Appropriate Technologies (SW-APT)”. However it has following limitations- Does not fetch real time data from GEM portal does not have a feedback mechanism for effectiveness of installed waste management technologies in cities, does note link resource savings and CO 2 mitigation to financial benefits, relies on pre-fed conversion factor, does not have a cross learning platform where cities can share and learn best practices of waste management. Hence, there is a need for a version 2.0 of this tool which is comprehensive, flexible to external changes in waste sector and internet based.


The overall objective of this assignment is to reinvent SW-APT tool with following scope,

  • Support cities in making an informed assessment for various waste processing technologies and technology providers available on the GEM portal and beyond.
  • Build capacities of cities on financial advantages of CO2 and resources savings through sustainable management and processing of waste.
  • Serve as a central repository for waste related data and can be openly sourced.
  • Provide a cross learning platform for cities to learn from and share success stories of sustainable waste management.

Tasks of the assignment:

In this context, the selected agency is expected to carry out following tasks:

Task 1: Search and consolidate data required for the tool

Task 2: Construct analysis algorithms for the tool

Task 3: Develop, design, launch and maintain the web-based tool

Task 4: Developing a user manual for the tool

Task 5: Conducting 2 to 3 day hands on training on the tool for 20 cities across the country

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

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


: 4th June, 2019
: 10th June, 2019

:  19th June, 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.

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