Terms of Reference (ToR) for
Development of BCC and Demand Creation Strategy for urban sanitation and hygiene in Gazipur City Corporation


In 2013, the two distinct municipalities of Tongi and Gazipur were merged, along with large extents of semi-urban and rural areas, into Gazipur City Corporation (GCC). Extending over 329 sq. kms, with a population of 2,153,534, GCC is the largest city corporation in Bangladesh. It is divided for administrative purposes into eight zones. Of these, Zone 1 (Tongi) and Zone 4 (Gazipur Sadar) include urban centres, with the remaining six zones comprise less urban areas and far lower concentrations of population. The lack of appropriate infrastructure to manage requirements of urbanisation, including sanitation, has led to a rapid deterioration of the environment in and around GCC. The city authority has been receiving advisory technical assistance from SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (under the umbrella of the Greater Dhaka Watershed Restoration work stream – refer later) since 2019 with the objective of improving household sanitation and hygiene practices.

SNV had started its journey in 1965 from Netherlands as not for profit volunteer organisation. We have built a long-term, local presence in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America working in the sectors of WASH, Agriculture and Renewable Energy through providing advisory services, facilitating knowledge development, networking, and carrying out advocacy at national and international level. SNV is implementing different Urban Sanitation initiatives in southern Bangladesh, Gazipur and at national level under the leadership of Local Government Authorities (City Corporation and Municipalities) with support from National Government. One of these initiatives is the WASH SDG programme, a multi-country intervention being implemented in 20 cities in Nepal, Zambia, Tanzania, Indonesia and Bangladesh, funded by the Netherlands’ Government (DGIS). The programme provides technical support focusing on Sanitation and Hygiene services to city corporation/municipalities, and is implemented at GCC, Jashore and Benapole Municipalities. The WASH SDG programme is built on three core strategic objectives: 1) increasing demand for improved WASH facilities and practices; 2) improving the quality of service provision; and 3) improving governance of the sector. Gender and social inclusion is an area of specific attention in each of the 3 strategic objectives as well as climate vulnerability and resilience.


Interested team of consultants or consulting firms are requested to develop and submit their technical and financial proposals, with detailed methodology including activities and milestones, budget details, workplan and CV of team members.

Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to bangladesh@snv.org with the subject line: Development of BCC and Demand Creation Strategy for urban sanitation and hygiene in GCC latest by 12 July 2020.

For any query related to the ToR, please email to Md. Ariful Islam, BCC Advisor Email: mislam@snv.org to keep CC bangladesh@snv.org.

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