The creation of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL) on January 14, 2000 is the result of power sector reforms and restructuring in UP (India) which is the focal point of the Power Sector, responsible for planning and managing the sector through its transmission, distribution and supply of electricity. The prime objective of the Consultancy Assistance is to provide support to UPPCL to effectively monitor the performance of the Franchisee, establish a coordination mechanism to addresses day to day operational, commercial, financial, regulatory, contractual issues in the Franchise Area and address any issues/challenges that may arise during the contract period of the Franchise. The ultimate aim of such a support is to ensure that the objectives of franchising on a PPP model are achieved resulting in win-win for all stakeholders viz. Utility, Franchisee, Consumer, Regulator, State Government and Employees. The scope of work includes formulating the competitive bidding process including preparation of bidding documents, assisting in evaluation of bids and other process till selection of the developers.