DB-Geodata-LBG JV Wins Bhopal & Indore Metro’s GC Contract

A consortium of DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Geodata Engineering S.p.A. and Louis Berger Group has emerged as the first ranked bidder for the General Consultant services contract to assist the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company Limited (MPMRCL) in executing Phase 1 of Bhopal Metro (27.87 km) and Indore Metro (33.53 km) rail projects.

This news was announced by DB’s Regional Director Milind Nirmal on LinkedIn after their technical & financial proposal was evaluated as the highest combined score among all submitted proposals –

Update – Here are the final scores:

Firm Total Score
DB – Geodata – LBG 88.34
Ayesa – Korea Rail 88.24
Egis – Systra – Aecom 86.90

The MPMRCL invited Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) bids for this service in March 2017, and the appointment of a dedicated General Consultant will pave the way for both project’s speedy implementation through assistance in design, supervision, safety, quality control and contract management.

Featured image via DB’s profile video

The overall scope of the General Consultant includes reviewing and proof-checking of detailed designs prepared by the civil contractors’ designer, preparation of tender design, assistance in procurement, construction management including supply and installation, system integration and commissioning of all system components, testing and commissioning of the entire system and preparation/finalization of operation and maintenance manuals.

With this development, the consortium will now be invited for contract negotiations. A letter of intent (LoI) agreement is expected to be handed over in the coming weeks after which DB-Geodata-LBG’s team will set shop locally.

The Detailed Project Reports for both projects (Bhopal Metro, Indore Metro) were prepared by a consortium of LRTC GmbH and Rohit Associates Architects & Engineers in 2014 and is likely to be reworked as per the new guidelines set by the Central Government’s new Metro Rail Policy 2017.

There’s still no word on how both projects will be funded. After talks failed with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 2016, the Madhya Pradesh government approached the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in April 2017, but hasn’t received a firm commitment from either lender.

For more updates, check out the Bhopal & Indore sections of The Metro Rail Guy!


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21 Responses to "DB-Geodata-LBG JV Wins Bhopal & Indore Metro’s GC Contract"

  1. DS says:

    how is the score calculated?

    • TMRG says:

      The RFQ notice (linked above) has some information on page 29. Posting verbatim:

      After completion of evaluation of Technical and Financial Proposals, final ranking of the Proposals will be determined. This will be done by normally applying a weightage as specified in the Data Sheet to the technical and financial score of each evaluated qualifying Technical and Financial Proposal and then computing the relevant combined total score for each Consultant as follows:

      TS = (Tw× St) + (Fw× Sf)

      where :
      TS : Total Score
      Tw : Technical Weightage
      St : Technical Score
      Fw : Financial Weightage
      Sf : Financial Score

  2. Dharmendra says:

    Kab tk start ho sakta h metro work

  3. Nilesh says:

    Is this project going to start anytime soon?

  4. Vinod Kumar Gupta says:

    Consultant mobilized for supervision and other work

  5. Vinod Kumar Gupta says:

    Or when they are going to mobilized

  6. Ankur says:

    Who is looking rolling stock from GC side. Can anyone share the contact?

  7. irfan beg says:

    please share for bhopal metro

  8. Sachin sapate says:

    Sir kab work suru hoga or konasi compny konasi kaam mila

  9. Sachin sapate says:

    Sir kab work suru hoga or konasi compny konasi kaam mila

  10. Aman pathak says:

    Sir vacancy kitni h iss Project ME aur kbb se apply krr skte h


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