eC2: Increasing Rail Freight Share in India

indexDeadline: 24-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Indian Railways has many freight marketing policies which are designed to increase rail freight share, however, it has not been able to meet its stated objective. A few of the strategies include: 1)Development of Private Freight Terminals by private sector to provide intermodal transport connectivity and serve as a marketing interface in between IR and intended customers 2)Rating mechanisms which leans on what the cargo can bear and favours long lead movements 3) Private Sidings and Own your wagon schemes which induce private equity, ownership and increase in infrastructure to assist movement of cargo on rail.

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eC2:Piloting sensor driven precision irrigation technology in Rice based farming system

Deadline:  20-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

Objective:  The firm should provide services by installing suitable equipment’s for: 1. measuring standing water level in rice crop using suitable sensor and to measure moisture content of soil using soil suction sensors for all crops; and subsequently to determine irrigation schedule (both timing and quantity of irrigation) using algorithms; 2. Mobile based pump control system and a decision support system to implement irrigation scheduling and monitor the pump operation remotely using mobile. 3. Monitor the groundwater levels, rainfall and volume of water extracted using automatic instruments 4. Provide cloud based application, mobile apps, training modules and videos for dissemination to the farmers.
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eC2: India, Uttar Pradesh Health Sector Study

Deadline:  07-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Objective:  The purpose of the study is to conduct an in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessment of the Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Health System and identify key gaps and challenges in provisioning, financing and consumption of health services in the state. The report is also expected to provide clear description of the state of the health system in UP, identify challenges faced by the public and private providers and recommend potential areas of private sector participation

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eC2: Vendor selection for supporting mechanization with smallholder sugarcane farmers under the DSCL and Olam advisory projects

Deadline: 23-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) sugarcane

Objective:  IFC MAS advisory (agribusiness) in South Asia is seeking to recruit a vendor for supporting mechanization with smallholder sugarcane farmers under the ongoing DSCL and Olam advisory projects in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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eC2: Water footprint assessment for clients in India MAS agribusiness advisory

Deadline:  23-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  water

Objective:  IFC is seeking to recruit a specialist agency for conducting water footprint assessment in the value chains of three companies in India under the IFC MAS South Asia agribusiness advisory projects.

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eC2: Roadmap and action plan for implementation of the market based instrument for greenhouse gas reduction for the micro, small, and medium enterprises sector in India

Deadline: 04-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)GAS

The assignment includes, but not least, scoping of the MSME sector, identifying suitable MBI(s) and recommends an optimum policy package, roadmap and action plan for implementation, and proposing critical design elements of MBI(s). In the assessment, the Consultant needs to take into consideration various elements on the sectors, such as emissions profile, contribution to India’s NDC, existing policies, mitigation options, incentive structures, and suitability to national circumstances. The proposed MBI should be based on the work of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’s SME program and potential links and design convergence with the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme should be explored while reviewing policy and design options.

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eC2:BASELINE DATA COLLECTION FOR THE DCM SHRIRAM CONSOLIDATED LIMITED (DSCL) PROJECT INDIA

Deadline: 18-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Survey

The external firm is to conduct the following:

Step 1: Brief desk review of existing project documents and external documents that are identified as relevant. The end result of this will lead to the inception report which provides a detailed plan for completion of the assignment

Step 2: Hiring and training of enumerators with IFC Staff and DSCL Staff invited to attend (attendance will be at the discretion of IFC and DSCL)

Step 3: Finalization of questionnaire: review and translation as well as pilot testing of questionnaire which can be done as part of enumerator training

Step 4: Data collection in the field which will include capturing of GPS data points through tablet (CAPI) technology (GPS data points need to be taken at the respondents home or farm.)

Step 5: Code and clean data set prior to transmission to IFC

Step 6: Allow time (7 business days) for IFC to conduct quantitative analysis.

Step 7: Synthesize the analysis completed by IFC into a report for the client
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eC2: Technical Consultant (individual) to support the WBG/IFC project on Sustainable Energy Financing of India MSMEs

Deadline: 06-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The overall objective will be to support the EcoCities Project SME EE Finance component, to facilitate EE/RE financing for MSMEs by working with financial institutions and other key stakeholders, in the identified cities, resulting in an increase in EE loans to MSMEs.

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eC2: E-WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM INDIA

Deadline:  27-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) th

The IFC project aims to support the development of an e-waste management solution for the electronics industry to address the challenge of responsible collection and recycling of electronic waste in India at scale and in a cost-effective manner. The goal of the IFC project is to work with private sector entities such as Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) and Industry Associations and waste management companies to establish a long-term solution to the e-waste challenges in India that the electronics sector as well as consumers face. The fundamental objectives of the Project are to (i) establish an Industry-led Solution for electronic producers to responsibly manage, collect and ensure responsible recycling of obsolete or discarded electronic products (e-Waste), (ii) Raise awareness among the public and other key stakeholders on the need of responsibly collect and recycle e-waste, and (iii) develop a locally relevant system for responsible e-waste management in India and a toolkit for dissemination of learnings from the Project.

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eC2:Framework for Deployment of Solar-Energy Storage Solutions

Deadline: 23-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) scaling+solar+main+banner

The chosen consultant (or consortium of consultants) must have suitable experience with the technology (e.g. storage technology, global industry standards), markets (industry leading technology suppliers, market trends) and tendering processes (e.g. development of bid documents, management of competitive tenders, and understanding of bankability requirements). They should also have a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly to non-technical audience. People with prior experience of working in reputed national and/or international energy storage companies, especially on implementation of grid-connected energy storage solutions, would be given preference. The team with domestic/regional experience to spend significant time in field, backed by team with international experience in energy storage firms for quality assurance and as an advisory panel. Any changes to the proposed team members during actual execution of the assignment shall not be permitted (barring exceptional circumstances if justifiable). The short-listed consulting firms are encouraged to propose names of actual execution team against proposed positions

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