Increasingly, Governments, backed by development institutions, international foundations, NGOs and philanthropy organizations among others, are looking at more than just implementing projects. An eco system is being developed with the help of policy formulation, effective regulation and capacity building by promoting private sector participation to ensure that essential infrastructure is delivered.
There is a conscious effort to bring marginalized communities and stakeholders in the periphery into the development fold. So that development and progress becomes real and not just stated.
iDeCK applies its professional and consulting skills towards assisting governments and other stakeholders engaged in the development mandate. Extensive experience in handling a variety of infrastructure sectors and its strong research and training capabilities makes iDeCK a preferred partner.
iDeCK has a legal team adept in laws pertaining to infrastructure project development, procurement, transparency, PPPs and other related topics. It has helped draft first-of-its-kind bid documents for development of projects under the PPP framework. These bid documents were adopted for procurement by government departments/ agencies much before model documents were introduced by Government of India.
Given this rich experience, services of iDeCK are now being taken by many States to prepare Standard model documents. A recent one being preparation of the State Model Document for development of Highways and District Roads for State of Maharashtra.
As part of Legal Advisory, iDeCK, drafts various legal documents including tender documents for selection of developers, contractors, consultants and project engineers for implementation of infrastructure projects under PPP framework. iDeCK also advises the Government for better management of legal issues during the bidding process and post award. iDeCK provides advice to Government of India and Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand etc. on several legal issues specific to bid-process-management, project implementation, contract monitoring etc. and also assist in resolving legal and policy issues that may arise during the life of the project.
iDeCK also assists various State Governments to prepare their policy and legislations. The Karnataka Tourism Policy 2014-19 and Karnataka Tourism Trade Facilitation and Regulation Act, 2015 are among the latest passed by the legislature of Karnataka. At present iDeCK is working with States like Maharashtra and Karnataka on various legal and policy documents. This includes preparation of legislations like Karnataka Infrastructure Development and Regulation Bill; Karnataka Underground Utility (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Bill; Bangalore Metro Land Transport Authority Bill and the like. for the State of Karnataka; and Disposal of Property Rules and Housing Board Act for State of Maharashtra.
iDeCK assists government departments/ agencies to manage programs involving multiple related projects in a coordinated manner to achieve desired levels of performance and efficiency in implementation of programs. Our team provides end-to-end services from strategy development to implementation to post-implementation monitoring of projects and initiatives.
With over a trillion USD of investments envisaged in infrastructure development and about 50% of such investments expected from the private sector, it is important for stakeholders to be familiar with, and possess knowledge of Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
iDeCK has a rich resource of qualified and experienced personnel in the domain of PPPs who have provided assistance and advice in development of infrastructure projects across sectors. iDeCK has rendered several capacity building programmes in the State, across the country and also in other countries like Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. In addition, iDeCK has also developed guidance materials on PPP concepts and the project development lifecycle; these are being used by several stakeholders while developing projects under appropriate PPP framework.
One of iDeCK’s key areas of expertise is Capacity Building in Infrastructure. Our group and associate companies have also been engaged in extensive training in this space both within India (with the National Capacity building program) and also in surrounding countries. Institutional knowhow is therefore substantial and contains a lot of ground level knowhow – likely to be most relevant and useful to officials of developing countries. There are problems peculiar to developing countries and the training will need to be oriented towards resolving the relevant ground level issues before a project can take off.
For this reason iDeCK is the preferred partner for developing countries who would like to upgrade their Institutional capacity at Department & Ministry level so that more effective models could be designed to attract Investment, Technology and competence to run and build infrastructure projects in their respective countries.
Training can be in three modes:
iDeCK is delivers capacity building programmes on:
Each program is meticulously designed keeping in mind training needs, duration and the participants’ profile. A great deal of attention is paid to the pedagogy in order to making the learning process experiential and interesting.