Re: [mpisgmedia] MCD law and byelaw reform

Noticed this on the ITPI site. Strange that this notice was issued even
before the draft master plan 2021 notice of which this proposal is a part. I
believe some members of the byelaws reform team have been given the task
of preparation of Local Area Plans.

Published in the HT 7 Feb 2005.

Invitation for expression of interest for the preparation of local area
plans in Delhi

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is engaged in the process of
revising its Building Byelaws. This includes the preparation of
Area-specific Building Byelaws over a period of time. For this purpose, MCD
intends to undertake the preparation of Local Areas Plans for typical areas
of Delhi, leading to the formulation of area specific byelaws for these
MCD invites Expressions of interest (EOI) from reputed Architecture/Urban
Design/Urban Planning consulting firms or consortia of such firms to
participate in a competitive bidding to provide consultancy services to MCD
in preparing Local Area Plans (LAP) for areas in Delhi. Firms with requisite
credentials will be short listed in the next stage of the selection process.

Pre-qualification Criteria

1. The lead firm should be at least three years old. The lead firm or the
consortium have minimum 3 in house professionals- urban planners, urban
designers, Architect/Engineers and adequate support staff.
2. The firm/consortium of firms should have appropriate infrastructure to
carry out large scale urban projects such as office space, computers,
plotters, printers, scanners, total station survey equipment.
3. The firm/consortium of firms should have had adequate experience of
conducting or supervising cadastral and topographical survey using total
station equipment in urban areas.
4. The average annual turnover (for the last three years) of the lead firm
should not be less than Rs. 30 Lakhs
5. The firm/consortium of firms should have successfully completed at least
one large scale township planning, urban planning or urban design project.
6. The firm/consortium of firms should be able to position quality personnel
for the project and should also be willing to set up a mechanism for close
interaction with key municipal officials in Delhi and other experts
monitoring the project.

Expression of Interest document should cover the following

1. Core business area of operations, number of years in the business,
ownership and organizational structure of the firm
2. Audited financial statements for the last three years showing financial
capability. The revenue generated from planning and designing activities
along with profit after tax for the last three years should be clearly
3. Technical capabilities of the firm including capabilities in urban
planning and/or urban design, brief details of all the major similar
assignments undertaken in the past 5 years. Client references for similar
projects may be provided.
4. Statement of the organisations's core technical competencies and skills
set available. Provide details about skilled manpower resource available.
This should include name and short CV's of key professional staff proposed
to be deployed.

Interested parties may submit the proposal on the above lines latest by 4
p.m. on 18th feb 2005 in the office of the Chief Town Planner, Municipal
Corporation of Delhi, Nigam Bhawan, Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110006. Phone

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gita Dewan Verma" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 11:29 AM
Subject: [mpisgmedia] MCD law and byelaw reform

> As promised in express newsline on 29/07/05
> MCD website has a page with links prefaced with:
> "Please Find Enclosed Report on the Regulations
> Framework for Building Regulations in Delhi,including
> a draft of Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment)
> Bill 2005.
> Citizens are requested to send their Comments, if any
> on these draft proposals."
> (that is home-page, the draft proposals are first link
> under 'information', not yet announced on ticker or
> with flashing 'new' icon)
> The 'Final Inner Cover - 1' calls the lot 'Regulatory
> Framework for Building Regulation in Delhi' and
> mentions two parts:
> Amending Legislation and Building Byelaws (sponsored
> by INDO-USAID FIRE (D) PROJECT and credited to
> Ahmedabad-based Envoronmental Planning Collaborative
> and Kolkatta-based Times Research Foundation); and
> Implementation Plan for Professional and Service
> Provider Rating Agency (sponsored by MCD and credited
> to Mumbai-based CRISIL Ltd and Delhi-based Sudhir
> Vohra Consultants)
> Credits for direction, coordination with USAID, etc,
> are listed on second page of 'Final Inner Cover - 1'.
> Is this Public Notice?
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