Ask the Consultant: Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee Meeting – 12th March 2018
On 12th March, AMCHAM’s Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee, under the leadership of Mr. Samit Ray, Co-Chairman – Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee, AMCHAM and Director, Government Affairs, United Technologies Corporation, organized a session with consultants to address challenges that members faced regarding smart cities. American consulting firms have been appointed by Indian Smart City SPVs as their Project Management Consultants (PMCs), however, American companies have not been able to make much progress since the smart cities mission has been launched.
The panel of experts from consulting firms who advised member companies and members from the U.S. Embassy discussed the short comings in the RFPs, contracts, appendices etc. Mr. Amit V. Singh from PWC, Mr. Sameer Jain from KPMG, Mr. Anil Kumar from CH2M Hill and Mr. Puneet Randeo from Underwriter Laboratories formed a panel of consultants to advise members on hitches experienced during the procurement process in India’s smart cities and infrastructure space.