January 10, 2022 Update: CMRL has issued LOA to IRCON International with a contract value of Rs. 337,26,18,561.00 (337.26 crore)
December 1, 2021 Original Post: IRCON International on Friday emerged as the lowest bidder to supply and install standard gauge tracks for Chennai Metro’s 26.09 km Line-4 which will connect Light House – Poonamallee Bypass through 30 stations.
The scope of this Chennai Metro Phase 2 contract includes track installation work at the 16 km under construction elevated section (Poonamallee Bypass – Power House Ramp), 10 km underground section where ITD Cementation is the lowest bidder, and also inside Poonamallee Depot which was awarded for construction to Altis – VCL JV in October.
Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) invited tenders for this systems contract in May 2021 with a 1610 day (4.4 year) completion deadline and an unknown estimate. Technical bids were opened in October to reveal 4 bidders.
Financial Bid Results
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Texmaco – KEC JV||402.25|
|Larsen & Toubro (L&T)||404.08|
|Alstom Transport India||469.67|
Brief Scope: Supply, installation,testing and commissioning of track works of standard gauge including all associated works in Underground and Elevated sections between Light House Station and Poonamalle Bypass Station and Poonamalle Depot in Corridor-4 of Chennai Metro Rail Project- Phase-2.
Like other Phase 2 packages, CMRL’s estimate for this is unknown, so I can’t provide an assessment on how IRCON’s bid is placed and what the next steps look like.
This is Line-4’s second major systems package after the rolling stock tender (Package ARE03) which received 3 bids from Alstom, BEML & Titagarh in September. I hear that tender was scrapped last week and am awaiting confirmation.
A list of all Phase 2 civil packages and their status can be viewed here.