Four engineering design and management companies have submitted bids to provide Project Management Consultancy services for Kochi Metro Phase 1B’s 2.95 km extension from Petta to Tripunithura through 2 stations at Vadakkekotta and SN Junction.
Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. invited tenders for this contract on February 11, 2020 with a submission deadline of May 26. Technical bids were opened on May 29 to reveal a list of 4 bidders.
- Aarvee Associates Architects Engineering & Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
- Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd.
- PADECO India Pvt. Ltd.
- RINA Consulting S.p.A
Brief Scope of KMRL/PRJ/PHASE1EXT/PMC/19/TEN1: Project Management Consultant (PMC) for Kochi Metro Rail Project Phase 1 extension from Petta to Tripunithura terminal covering a distance of 3 km including Panamkutty River Bridge
The 4 bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely project management consultant for Kochi Metro’s Phase 1B project.
The execution Kochi Metro’s Phase 1B from Petta to Tripunithura is being managed entirely by KMRL without the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s help. Here’s the current status of its sub-sections:
- Petta – SN Junction (1.79 km) – Under construction by KEC International – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (KEC-CCECC) JV through a Rs. 265 crore contract it won in June 2019.
- SN Junction – Tripunithura (1.163 km) – KMRL invited bids for this section’s civil construction earlier in May. LKT Engineering Consultants was awarded this section’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract on May 18.
For more updates, check out the Kochi section of The Metro Rail Guy!