SYSTRA JV Wins Surat Metro’s General Consultant Contract

SYSTRA – AECOM – Egis Rail JV on June 19 emerged as the preferred bidder for Surat Metro Phase 1’s General Engineering Consultant (GEC) contract.

Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) had invited EOI applications for this consultancy contract in April 2020 funded by AFD through a 250 million euro (approx. Rs. 2071 crore) loan. Applications were opened in September to reveal 6 consortia had shown interest.

In February, 4 of those bidders qualified and were shortlisted to next Request for Proposal (RFP) round, but GMRC later strangely ended up inviting both disqualified bidders (SYSTRA – AECOM – Egis JV and Nippon Koei India – RITES – TPF JV) as well to the RFP round.

MM S.p.A – Mott Macdonald – SMEC JV did not respond to the RFP. Financial bids were opened on June 19 in which SYSTRA – AECOM – Egis JV placed a bid of Rs. 268 crore – making them the winner after the 70:30 Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method.

Scores

BidderTechnical ScoreFinal Score
SYSTRA – AECOM – Egis JV63.8897.40
DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH – AYESA – Korea Rail – DOHWA JV60.5796.37
Nippon Koei India – RITES – TPF JV60.4693.74
Rodic Consultants Pvt. Ltd. – Artelia – Italffer – TYPSA JV60.5092.08
Geodata Engineering S.p.A.  – LBG – Hill International JV62.4089.11

EOI Notice No: GMRC/EOI/GEC/SURAT/2020

Brief Scope: The Gujarat Metro rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited has applied for a financing from Agence Française de Développement (“AFD”) and Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KFW), and intends to use part of the funds thereof for payments under the following project of Appointment of General Engineering Consultant for Surat Metro Rail Project – PH-I. Detailed scope of services shall be issued during RFP stage.

Route Map of Surat Metro’s Phase 1 project – view Surat Metro information & map

If and when awarded, SYSTRA – AECOM – Egis Rail JV will work closely with GMRC and its contractors (see list) which includes the likes of Sadbhav Engineering, J Kumar Infraprojects, Gulermak-Sam and soon ITD Cementation.

Their role would include design / design review, system integration, assistance in procurement, construction supervision (including monitoring of statutory obligations), project management services, contract administration and interface management including assistance in testing and commissioning of the Surat Metro rail project.

For more updates, check out the Surat section or my Home Page!

– TMRG

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Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

11 Responses to "SYSTRA JV Wins Surat Metro’s General Consultant Contract"

  1. Ananya says:

    Did you know your map was in Dainik Bhaskar?

    https://www.facebook.com/yesICC/posts/1669900276541937

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    • TMRG says:

      Nice – wasn’t aware. Have seen my Surat map all over the place, including real estate advertisements.

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  2. Xyz says:

    LOA is not issued yet. All the other bidders have contested the process of opening of financial bid. Only 5 minutes was given between announcing of technical score and opening of financial bid which is very strange.

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    • Abc says:

      Nothing unusual. Technical bid scores are announced during financial bid opening, and thia is practiced at number of places

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  3. Anonymous says:

    From being a disqualified bidder to being the preferred bidder, something doesn’t really add up. Systra is already the DDC for the phase 1 project, and don’t know if and when this GC contract will be awarded, will it not be strange with Systra preparing drawings from right hand (as DDC) and approving them with the left (as GC)?!

    Also, rightly highlighted in one of the comments, the process followed for financial opening was questionable. This maybe took place sometime on Thursday last week, and certainly kudos to TMRG for publishing such a controversial information with such precision.

    Keep up the good work mate!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Disqualified bidders were shortlisted without informing other bidders.
    Recently introduced procurement measures for land border boundaries sharing was flouted as well, two firms from China are part of Shortlisted list.

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    • Anonymus says:

      Then it is a classic case for Central Vigilance Commission to step in to check if there were any ulteriour motive behind the process followed in fast tracking the financial bid opening without giving sufficient time for other bidders to verify the scores by comparing with their own evaluation. If any discrepency found and justified, they could have withheld the financial bid opening. Client could have cross-checked and opened th financial bid after two days. There can not be anything so urgent in opening of financial bid immediately after technical scores are announced.

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