February 26, 2021 Update: RITES – SMEC JV has been awarded HORC’s General Consultant Contract with a 72 month deadline. See details here.
September 30, 2020 Original Post:
The Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (HRIDC) on Monday received 14 applications to appoint a General Consultant (GC) in response to their request for expression of interest (REOI) notice for the 121.742 km Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project.
Passenger trains on this new broad gauge semi high-speed rail line, approved by the Central Government in mid-September with an estimated cost of Rs 5,617 crore, will operate at a top speed of 160 kmph and provide connectivity through 17 stations along the Kundli – Manesar – Palwal (KMP / WPE) Expressway.
HRIDC had invited EOI applications in mid-July and this contract will be financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which in June cleared a loan concept to lend $400 million for its development
Bidders / Applicants:
- AECOM Asia Company Ltd.
- AYESA Ingenieria y Arquitectura, S.A.U
- Balaji Railroad Systems Pvt. Ltd.
- DB Engineering and Consulting GmbH
- EGIS Rail SA
- ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GMBH
- Nippon Koei India Pvt. Ltd.
- PEMS Engineering Consultants Pvt Ltd.
- RINA Consulting SpA
- RITES Ltd.
- Saaksh Degitech Services Pvt. Ltd.
- S.M. Consultants
- Tecnica y Proyectos SA
Title: General Consultancy Services for Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) From Palwal to Sonipat via Sohna, Manesar and Kharkhoda in the State of Haryana.
Brief Scope: The objective of the consulting services (the “Services”) is to provide General Consultancy Services for successful planning, basic & detailed designs, preparation of specifications, preparation of proposal documents and tender assistance, checking designs, project management and supervision including construction supervision, safety, quality and environmental management, interface management, testing and commissioning of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) (the “Project”). The planning shall include O&M phase as well.
This new rail corridor aims to bypass Delhi and provide interchange connectivity with the Indian Railways’ main radial routes (eg. Delhi – Rohtak, Delhi – Ambala), the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) at Pirthala (near Palwal), major logistic hubs and the 164 km Delhi – SNB – Alwar RRTS Line at Panchgaon.
Per the tender notice, the top six (6) consultants will get shortlisted based on the maximum score gained in their respective EOIs. Following that, a General Consultant will be selected based on the Quality-Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method.
For more updates, check out the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor section of The Metro Rail Guy!