Bids Invited for Kochi Metro Phase 2 Pink Line’s PMC

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) today invited tenders (bids) to appoint a Project Management Consultant to manage Kochi Metro Phase 2’s new 11.2 km Pink Line which will connect JLN Stadium – Kakkanad – Infopark / Smart City.

This consultancy-related tender is the first significant pre-construction tender for this brand new phase which will feature one new elevated line with 11 stations.

Kerala government’s state cabinet had approved Phase 2’s construction in July 2018 with an estimated cost of Rs. 2,310 crore, and the central government’s approval is currently pending.

Tender No: KMRL/PRJ/ DnP/128/ 2020/KBPMC-01

Contract No: KBPMC-01

  • Duration / Deadline: 1643 days (4.5 years)
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 26 March 2021 at 03:00 PM
  • Bid Submission End Date: 19 April 2021 at 03:00 PM
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: 21 April 2021 at 03:30 PM

Brief Scope: Project Management Consultant for Phase-II Corridor from JLN Stadium to Infopark via Kakkanad of Kochi Metro Rail Project

Pink Line’s 11 stations will come up at Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium (new station box next to Blue Line), Palarivattom Junction, Palarivattom Bypass, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Padamughal (formerly Kunnumpuram), Kakkanad Junction, Cochin SEZ (Special Economic Zone), Chittethukara, KINFRA (formerly Rajagiri), and InfoPark / Smart City (connected to Kochi Water Metro). A station planned at InfoPark 1 is no longer in the works.

Route of Kochi Metro Phase 2’s Pink Line – view Phase 2 info & google-based map

The PMC contract’s tender document will be available for download on March 5, so let’s see what additional information pours out. The appointment will likely be on the QCBS (Quality and Cost Based Selection) basis with a two stage (technical & financial score-based) process getting adopted for evaluating the proposals. 

Prior to this, KMRL had appointed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for Phase 1 (Aluva to Petta) and Aarvee Associates for Phase 1B (SN Junction to Thripunithura)’s PMC roles.

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5 Responses to "Bids Invited for Kochi Metro Phase 2 Pink Line’s PMC"

  1. Jishnukrishna Venkat Science Jn says:

    Will coaches be painted in Pink ? Its bcoz chennai’s green line also has blue coaches only. Kochi metro should be like bangalore and delhi, where coaches are painted as per their lines. Even chennai should repaint some of its green line coaches in green colour.

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  2. Himanshu Doria says:

    A little off topic but what is the difference between QCBS and L1 tendering ? Which one is better ?

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    • TMRG says:

      Definitely on topic!

      QCBS involves allocating scores for technical and financial bids. Bidder with highest combined score is winner. L1 tendering gives preference to lowest bidder after bidders have passed through technical bid evaluation, as you might know.

      Experts here can chime in, but L1 makes it a level playing field for all bidders – small/medium/large as long as they’re able to pass through the technical bid evaluation toll-gate. For PMC/GC type contracts, there are only a handful of specialized firms and they typically have the same level of experience, so QCBS helps to evaluate a winner. Often you’ll see many of them forming JVs to improve their technical scores.

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  3. Bobin Michael says:

    Article says CG approval is still pending. Question here is, can KMRL carrout the PMC tendering without having the approval from CG?🤔

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