The Grantee (Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality) invites submission of qualifications and proposal data from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to provide technical assistance (TA) to support the development of a Smart City Roadmap for the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality.
Gaziantep is the sixth-largest city in Turkey, with a population of approximately 2.1 million. The last urban development plan was completed in 1974, when the city population was around 120,000 people. Gaziantep’s current Mayor, Fatma Sahin, a prominent national smart city champion and the president of the Union of Municipalities of Turkey, considers smart city innovation to be a top priority within her administrative agenda.
About the Study
This TA will assist the Grantee in the identification of priority applications and the development of a smart city roadmap for implementation. The TA would first examine the Grantee’s current smart city resources and policy priorities and then, based upon that analysis, develop a roadmap to encompass services, applications, technical solutions, citizen engagement approaches, business models and financing strategies for smart city enhancements. The roadmap would also highlight U.S. vendor solutions that could help the city achieve its objectives.
The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $750,568 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.