China GEF Large-City Congestion Project - P127036
Project Management Office,Ministry of Transport | Published December 24, 2014 - Deadline January 9, 2015
International Urban Planning Specialist
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The People's Republic of China
GEF Large CityCongestion and Carbon Reduction Project
Project ID No.:P127036
Assignment Title: International Urban Planning Specialist onTechnical Support for the Study of Synergy policy of city's transport planning and master planning Reference No. (as perProcurement Plan):CCR/CS4-MOT
ThePeople's Republic of China hasapplied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the GEF Large City Congestion and Carbon ReductionProject ("the Project"), and intends to apply part of the proceeds forindividual specialist.
Theattention of interested individual Consultants are drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowers ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
ASpecialist will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers ("Consultant Guidelines") forindividual specialist.
The terms of reference is as below and the further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 onworking days only.
Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by mail by January 9, 2015
Project ManagementOffice, GEF Large City Congestion and Carbon Reduction Project Comprehensive Planning Department, Ministry of Transport,PRC
Mr. Zhou Geping,Procurement Specialist
Adress: 7th floor,TongLian Mansion, No. 240 HuiXinXili, Chaoyang District, Beijing, PRC
GEF Large City Congestion and CarbonReduction Project
Terms of Referencefor Consulting Service of
International UrbanPlanning Specialist on Technical Support for the Study of Synergy policy of city's transportplanning and master planning
1. Project Background
With rapid economic development and acceleration of urbanization,the urban motorization of Chinesecities entered into a boost period.Civil car ownership in China has reached 240 million by the end of 2012. The fast growth of carsin many cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, has led to severe traffic congestion, rapid increase of pollutantsand carbon dioxideemissions, and decrease of the living quality of the urban residents, and caused enormous economic loss and serious constraint tosustainable urban development. Therefore, to ease congestionin large cities and reduce the carbon emissions has become a majorchallenge facing municipal governments at all levels. Governments at both the national and the local levels and all relevantdepartments have regarded "addressing global climate change" as the fundamental development strategy of the nation and included itinto the relevant medium- and long-term development planning.
Ministry of Transport (MOT), as the central government agency responsible for guiding the urbanpassenger transport, has taken the traffic congestion and carbon emissions reduction as one of its top priorities. In the face ofhuge challenges of increasingly serious traffic congestion and carbon dioxide emissions in large cities, it is urgent to learn fromthe international practical experience, formulate effective laws and policies and take reasonable technical and economic measuresso as to guide the scientific development of sustainable urban transport in China.
Under such background, the GEF-funded "Large City Congestion and Carbon ReductionProject" has been approved. Ministry of Transport is the central executing agency of the project. Suzhou, Harbin and Chengdumunicipal government are the local executing agencies; the project management office of Ministry of Transport (hereinafter referredas National PMO) and three Local Project Management Offices (hereinafter referred as Local PMO) are responsible for theimplementation of the respective projects while the National PMO is in charge of the general coordination. The World Bank is one ofthe implementing agencies of GEF. Transport Planning and Research Institute, MOT ("PIU1"), China Academy of Transportation Science,MOT ("PIU2") and Research Institute of Highway, MOT ("PIU3") are Project Implementing Units which undertaking the relevantsubprojects respectively. Synergy policy of city's transport planning and masterplanning is one of the subprojects of GEF Large City Congestion and CarbonReduction Project, which is undertaken by Transport Planning and Research Institute, MOT.
In order to ensure the smooth implementation and expected achievement of the subproject of Synergy policy of city'stransport planning and masterplanning, an individual consultant of urban planning specialist with international experience shall be selected to provide technical support and consultingservices for Transport Planning and Research Institute, MOT in the said subproject by making full use of his or her internationalexperiences and technologies advantages.
2. Subproject Objective
In the background of motorization development situation and the disjunction and inconsistentmanagement between urban planning and transport planning, the subproject of Synergy policy of city's transport planning and master planning shall proposecoordinating policies between urban planning and transport planning onthe basis of analyzing the relationship of urban transportwith urbanspace layout and land use in order to scientifically manage the transport demand, guide the rational space layout andsound development of cities thereby decreasing traffic demand, regulating traffic flow, activating traffic infrastructure capacity,releasing traffic congestion and reducing carbon emission.
Objective of thesubproject isto:
Be comprehensive. The subproject shall include the analysis of management system of urbanplanning and transport planning, and the interrelation between them.
Be forward-looking. The subproject shall reflect the spirit of reform and getting rid ofconstraints of current management system, and propose policy measures according to reasonable relationship between urban planningand transport planning.
3. Consulting Tasks
The Urban Planning Specialist with international experience shall perform the followingtasks:
l Task 1: provide technical suggestions and revision assistance to improvethe study proposal and interim report, including the following aspects:
??development experience of coordinating land use and transport planning with public transport in major worldcities
??evaluation methods for the effect of coordinating policies for urban planning and transportplanning
??system design and implementing experience of Traffic Influence Analysis in major worldcities
l Task 2: Review andrevise the report (in English version) for eachphase.
l Task 3: attend theforums and important meetings related to the project,and make the presentations
The Urban Planning Specialist with international experience shall assist to complete thefollowing reports:
1) Coordinating development experience of world's major cities on land useandtransportation planning
2) Evaluation method of traffic planning and urban planning coordinatingpolicy affection
3) System design and implementation experience on urban Traffic InfluenceAnalysis in major world cities.
5. The Consultant Input and Qualifications
The consulting service shall be implemented within 15 months. In the duration, the time inputfor the Urban Planning Specialist with international experience is 2 person-months. The individual consultant shall work closelywith the relevant agencies and staffs to complete the tasks.
Qualifications for the Urban Planning Specialist with international experience shall have at least 15 years working experience in urban planning and urban transport planning,with consultation records for more than 3 similar assignment or project, shall be familiar with theory and practice of urban spacelayout, land use and transport planning, management system and coordination as well as operation mechanism of urban transportplanning and urban planning.