Study on Tourism Carrying Capacity of Existing & Potential Destinations for Planning for InfrastructureDevelopment in Uttarakhand
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Market Research DivisionMinistry of TourismGovernment of India
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SECTION 1: INSTRUCTIONS TO CONSULTANTS
It has been realized that there is a need of conducting a study to assess the carrying capacity of the destinations of Uttarakhand for better planning in construction of infrastructure and other operational development activities for tourism to ensure climatic resilient tourism. Therefore, Ministry of Tourism (Client) has decided to conduct a Study on Tourism Carrying Capacity of Existing & Potential Destinations and Planning for Infrastructure Development in Uttarakhand. The study has been divided into four parts as given below:Part A: Study to Evaluate Tourism Carrying Capacity of Listed Pilgrim Destinations of Uttarakhand
with Detailed Planning for Infrastructure Development and Development of Regulatory System
Part B: Study and Evaluation of Tourism Carrying Capacities of Higher Reach Destinations of Uttarakhand & preparation of detailed report for identified places
Part C: Study and Evaluation of Tourism Carrying Capacity of Middle Reaches Destinations of Uttarakhand to act as Base Camps for Higher Reaches Destinations & preparation of detailed report for identified places
Part D: Study and Evaluation of Tourism Carrying Capacity of Gateways of Uttarakhand & preparation of detailed report for identified places
The detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) of the proposed study are given in Section 2.
1.1.2 The consultants are invited to submit their proposals for undertaking the above assignment. A proposal for the assignment must include the following, as stated later in this document:(i) Relevant documents in support of minimum eligibility conditions, (ii) A Technical Proposal and (iii) A Financial Proposal
The Client will provide the inputs as necessary and make available relevant information.
1.1.3 Please note that (i) the costs of preparing the proposal and of negotiating the contract, including a visit to the Client, are not reimbursable as a direct cost of the assignment; and (ii) the Client is not bound to accept any of such proposals submitted.
1.1.4 The Consultants are required to provide professional, objective and impartial advice and at all times hold the Client's interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and strictly avoid conflicts with other assignments or their own corporate interests.
1.1.5 Consultants must observe the highest standards of ethics during the selection and execution of such contracts. The Client may reject a proposal at any stage if it is found that the firm recommended for award has indulged in corrupt or fraudulent activities in competing for the contract in question, and may also declare the firm ineligible, either indefinitely or for a stated period of time.
1.2 Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Consultants
1.2.1 The consultant (leading one, in case of Consortium) must be an entity registered under Companies Act, 1956.
1.2.2 The consultant must have successfully done at least one carrying capacity studies in India or Abroad during last five years.
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1.2.3 The consultant should have annual turnover of `25.00 crore out of consultancy services during each of the last three years, i.e., 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 and should have made profit in each of the last 3 years.
1.2.4 The consultant should submit a copy of Income Tax Return (ITR) for 2012-13.
1.2.5 Relevant documents in support of these eligibility conditions should be submitted by the consultants in a separate sealed cover.
1.3 Pre Bid Conference
1.3.1 A Pre-bid conference will be held on 21.03. 2014 at 03.00 PM at Room No. 3, C-1 Hutments, Dalhousie Road, New Delhi-110011.
1.4 Clarification and Amendment of RFP Document
1.4.1 Consultants may request a clarification on any aspect of the RFP document till the date of pre-bid conference. At any time before the submission of proposals, the Client may, for any reason, whether at its own initiative or in response to a communication from any firm, issue a clarification or amend the RFP. These amendments/ clarifications will be placed on the website of the Ministry of Tourism along with the RFP.
1.5 Preparation of Proposal
1.5.1 Consultants are requested to submit relevant documents in support of minimum eligibility conditions, Technical proposal and Financial Proposal as specified in the RFP.
(a) Minimum Eligibility Criteria
1.5.2 The exact information on various eligibility criteria as mentioned in para 1.2 may be furnished in a separate sealed cover with supporting documents. The technical proposals of only those consultants will be opened who meet the minimum eligibility criteria.
(b) Technical Proposal
1.5.3 The Consultants are expected to provide the Technical Proposal as specified in the RFP. Material deficiencies in providing the information requested may result in rejection of a proposal.
1.5.4 While preparing the Technical Proposal, Consultants must give particular attention to the following:
(i) It is desirable that the majority of the key professional staff proposed is permanent employees of the firm or have an extended and stable working relationship with it. Names of only those to be actively involved with the project should be given.
(ii) Proposed professional staff must, at a minimum, have the experience indicated below:
Qualifications for Professional Staff
1.5.5 The minimum required experience of proposed professional staff for proposed study is as below:
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Position Expertise required
1 Team Leader and Co-ordinator*
This is the senior most position. He/She must be a post graduate civil engineer with specialization in planning having more than 10 years of experience in design, planning and execution of infrastructure projects. Must have completed at least 2 projects as team leader worth `4.00 Cr each in last 5 years.
2Communication System Expert
Masters in communication and information technology with at least 10 years experience in developing tailor-made software capable of working in hilly terrain and completed 2 such projects.
3 Security & Surveillance Expert
Masters in security & surveillance or equivalent with more than 10 years of experience in developing tailor made and executable solutions with 2 projects.
4 GIS Expert* Masters in GIS Studies or equivalent and shall have at least 10 years experience and completed at least 2 such projects
One expert each for Part A, B , C and D of the study5 Urban Planner Must be a civil Engineer with post graduation and specialization in urban
planning having more than 10 years experience in planning of urban infrastructure projects for at least 4 projects.
6 Architect Must be a M. Arch with more than 10 years experience in tourism infrastructure for at least 4 projects.
7 Rural Developmentexpert
Must be a post graduate in the field of rural development with more than 10 years experience in infrastructure projects for at least 4 related projects.
8 Environment Expert
Masters in Environment/Ecology with more than 10 years of experience in Environment related safeguard for at least 4 projects.
9 Statistical Analyst
Masters in Statistics with at least 10 years experience in statistical analysis of 4 projects having complex data series.
Support staff#:Surveyors Field /Support engineers/ Architect Draftsman Data Entry OperatorsOffice Manager
*These experts/ professionals should be always available on field for entire duration of project #Sufficient number of support staff must be available for timely completion of work.
1.5.6 The Technical Proposal shall provide the following information using the formats given in attached Standard Forms (Section 3):
(i) A brief description of the firms organization and an outline of recent experience on assignments (Section 3B) of a similar nature.
(ii) Any comments or suggestions on the Terms of Reference (Section 3C).(iii) A description of the methodology and work plan for performing the assignment (Section 3D).(iv) A list of the proposed staff team by specialty, the tasks that would be assigned to each staff
team member (Section 3E).(v) CVs of proposed professional staff, duly signed recently, and the authorized representative
submitting the proposal (Section 3F).(vi) Activity scheduling giving details of commencement and completion of different activities
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1.5.7 The Technical Proposal shall not include any financial information.
(c) Financial Proposal
1.5.8 In preparing the Financial Proposal, Consultants are expected to take into account the requirements and conditions outlined in the RFP document. The Financial Proposal should be firm and give appropriate breakups of costs for different activities. The Financial Proposal should clearly estimate, as a separate amount, the local taxes and other charges imposed under the applicable law. The Financial Proposal should be valid for at least 90 days from the last date of submission of proposals.
(d) If a consortium of consultancy firms wants to apply for this assignment, consortium should have been formed at least one year before the date of advertisement. Consortium has to also remain intact till the duration of the assignment. In case of consortium, turnover of the leading partner will be considered for deciding the minimum eligibility and evaluation of technical proposal. However, for the purpos