SGS Expert Guidance for Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. has chosen SGS to provide consultancy services to assist in guiding the overall progress, financial responsibility, quality control and statutory compliance of various governmental projects. The three-year contract was signed in January, 2013.

The Tamil Nadu Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (TUFIDCO) mainly focusses on providing financial assistance and general guidance for the developmental strategies of local bodies, corporations, boards, authorities and parastatal agencies. As a Nodal Agency in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, TUFIDCO is responsible for the oversight and implementation of governmental programs.

The Integrated Urban Development Mission (IUDM), launched by the Tamil Nadu government for the enhancement of urban infrastructure in nine corporations, 125 municipalities and 529 town assemblies known as panchayats, is the state's single largest initiative for the planned development of towns. TUFIDCO has been assigned to appoint independent consultants by zone to supervise projects sanctioned under IUDM for the year 2012-2014. According to IUDM, SGS is responsible for supervising project progress in three zones: Zone II (Thiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri), Zone V (Cuddalore and Villupuram) and Zone VI (Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur) over the next 24 months.

SGS Expert Supervision Skills to Monitor Project Progress

Working as an independent consultant with expert competence and extensive experience in similar projects, SGS will supervise the progress and check the quality of the implementation of developmental projects related to roads, storm water drainage, water supply, solid waste management and underground sewer systems which are funded under IUDM.

SGS will provide reporting in four areas to ensure timely, financially sound, quality and compliant projects.

Reporting on project physical progress will include relating and explaining any delays with urban local bodies or contractors, pinpointing bottlenecks or potential problems likely to have an effect on momentum and chronicling any deviation or modification of implementation work.

Financial progress reporting will be carried out with respect to the value of the work done, bill submission, payment of bills, accounting records, IUDM payment vouchers and IUDM project account bank statements. Utilization of funds and any diversion there from will also be disclosed.

Quality assurance and quality control reporting will chart the methodology and frequency of contractor-performed testing in order to ensure the integrity of those tests are in line with good industry practices. SGS will provide confirmation that materials used for construction meet the specifications of the contracted agreement and immediately report any cases of non-conformity from quality reviews based on available documentation and discussions with implementing agencies. Contractor quality testing results shall be submitted in the reporting and SGS has the authority to conduct random quality testing wherever it deems necessary. In addition, SGS will provide conclusive project reporting and certify the project as complete.

SGS will provide reports illustrating the project implementation compliant to the various statutory requirements and regulations.

SGS supervision of the diverse infrastructure projects in Tamil Nadu will ensure the integrity of the works to guarantee successful project completion in terms of time, money, quality and compliance. SGS consultancy services bring added value to the assets and secure investments.

SGS is proud to have been chosen to assist in these important development projects positively affecting the daily lives of millions of Indian citizens.

For further information, please contact:

SGS India Private Limited
Salim Khan
Principal Manager
226 Udyog Vihar, Phase I
Gurgaon - 122 015
Haryana, India
t: +91 124-6776344
f: +91 124-2399762
Website: www.sgs.com/construction

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