Spanish firm for smart city

Spanish firm Eptisa Servicios de Ingeniería S.L. has been selected as the management consultant for the smart city project of the Patna Municipal Corporation.

By Shuchismita Chakraborty in Patna
  • Published 22.11.17
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STATUS CHECK: Divisional commissioner Anand Kishor at the meeting on smart city. Telegraph picture

Patna: Spanish firm Eptisa Servicios de Ingeniería S.L. has been selected as the management consultant for the smart city project of the Patna Municipal Corporation.

Divisional commissioner Anand Kishor while chairing a meeting of the special purpose vehicle (Patna Smart City Limited Company) for the project on Tuesday approved appointment of the Spain-based company as the project management consultancy.

The Spain-based company has reach in over 45 countries and it is working with 1,800 professionals. "We hope the Spain company's involvement in the smart city project would be a boon for us as they have good experience while working in various countries," said Kishor.

The selection of the project management consultant for Mission Smart City assumes significance because it would be accountable for all projects related to the smart city mission and would function under the special purpose vehicle (SPV). The selected firm would also be in charge of making estimates for different projects related to the smart city mission.

The project management consultant also has to carry out the preliminary day-to-day work of documentation and uploading it. Besides it has to create the detailed project report and design. The consultant also has to float tenders to select firms to get various works done under the smart city project.

The consultant has to handle the implementation and monitoring aspects. They have to provide time-to-time progress report of the various works being carried out under the project to the PMC.

Sources said five companies - IL & FS Technologies Ltd, Eptisa Servicios de Ingeniería S.L., TPF Gentisa Euroesudious SL, SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd and WAPCOS Ltd - had participated in the technical bidding meeting for the selection of the consultant.

The Patna Smart City Ltd has also given nod to engage 43 experts in the project management consultancy. The various posts in the consultancy would include team leader-cum-management specialist, infrastructure specialist, project performance and management specialist among others. Posts of knowledge management specialist, urban designer, construction manager, riverfront development architect/landscape architect has also been created in the consultancy.

"The project management consultancy has been asked to mobilise all the 43 experts in three weeks so that work could be started at the earliest," added Kishor.

Sources said in Tuesday's meeting, the chosen firm also gave a presentation on their works in the various cities across the country, including Indore, Jaipur, Udaipur among other places, as consultants.