Smart city advisory

Our primary list services in the areas of Smart Cities are focussed on:

Review and validate RFP responses.  Assessment of

  1. Pricing – competitiveness and the overall economy.  Comparison with best practice prices.

  2. Scope – key deliverables to be covered and percentage compliance.

  3. Level of service commitments.  Service level agreements to be on par with the best in the industry.

  4. Milestones, measurement KPI of success.

Review and validate RFP design.  Assessment of

  1. The validity of the scope.   and overall objective and vision.

  2. Fitment with an overall plan and integration with other projects.

  3. Any possible gaps in the scope of an individual RFP and in integration with other RFPs.

  4. Identification of key services and service levels.

  5. KPI for project success.

Develop a roadmap

  1. Identify the set of the transformative initiatives in two or three phases, incorporating

    1. Citizen’s largest concerns, the overall vision of the Municipal leadership.

    2. Cost and affordability.

    3. Progression to be backward compatible.  Ensure no rework.

  2. Prioritize within each phase based on

    1. Impact of the largest number of lives.  People-centric.

    2. Timeframe – prioritize high impact projects with fast turnaround time.

    3. Cost – prioritize based on low cost and high visibility.

Develop financial models

  1. Assessment of opportunities for funding the projects.

  2. Work with rating agencies in getting a Credit rating of the Municipalities.

  3. External funds engagements.

  4. Valuation of projects


Develop partnership models and contracts

  1. Develop the contractual framework.

  2. Develop executable service agreements along with measurable service levels.

  3. Fair and executable terms and conditions, yet ensuring performance and compliance.


Project governance, program governance, reporting

  1. Develop a governance framework for each project, their integration with each other and integration with the larger roadmap.

  2. Develop an integrated program management structure.

  3. Identify key stakeholders at various levels for each project and programs, and ensure their engagement and inputs.

  4. Develop report structure for each project, program and the roadmap. These reports to reflect the true status of progress.

  5. Report structure for reporting to the public and to the governing councils.

Technology advisory

  1. Selecting the right technology that has the largest impact at the lowest cost
  2. Assessment of the integration of technology areas – from electronics to civil engineering to data management. Integration of disparate technologies for a directed result.
  3. Provide guidance on leading technologies for Smart cities – IoT devices, sensors, low power radio connectivity, broadband connectivity, energy efficiency, automation.
  4. Assessment of technologies for computing and data management, and command and control centre.  Applications of these technologies.  Key city functions to be integrated.  Their service levels.
  5. Sizing of the data centres and the control and command centres.