Jindal Only Bidder for Bhopal & Indore Metros’ Track Contract

December 6, 2022 Update: MPMRCL has issued LOA to JSPL with a contract value of Rs. 20,52,00,000.00

July 4 2022 Original Post: Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) on Friday emerged as the only bidder to supply and install standard gauge 880 Grade Rails (Class A) for Indore Metro and Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 projects.

Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MPMRCL) invited tenders for this contract (Package BHIN03A) in February with a 728 day (2 year) deadline and unknown estimate.

Here’s the prescribed delivery schedule mentioned in the tender docs, with an urgent requirement listed for each project’s priority corridor.

Bhopal Metro

  • Total Requirement: 1305 MT
  • Supply of 500 MT (Lot No.2.1.1): 15-20 weeks
  • Supply of 400 MT (Lot No.2.1.2): 56-60 weeks
  • Supply of 405 MT (Lot No.2.1.3): 100-104 weeks

Indore Metro

  • Total Requirement: 1260 MT
  • Supply of 500 MT (Lot No.2.2.1): 15-20 weeks
  • Supply of 400 MT (Lot No.2.2.2): 56-60 weeks
  • Supply of 360 MT (Lot No.2.2.3): 100-104 weeks

Brief Scope: Supply of UIC 60 60 E1 Profile_880 Grade Rails Class A 1305 MT for Bhopal and 1260 MT for Indore for Bhopal Metro Rail Project and Indore Metro Rail Project

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If MPMRCL is not satisfied with 1 bid, then this package will head to a retender. If they are, then JSPL’s bid will be sent for technical evaluation which will take a month or so to complete. If JSPL qualifies, which they easily should, then their financial bid will be opened to see if their bid is within a certain range of the budgeted estimate for a contract to be awarded.

Earlier in June, MPMRCL received 2 bids for both project’s turnout contract (Package BHIN03C) from Voestalpine VAE VKN India and Vossloh Cogifer. Opening of Package BHIN03B’s technical bids for head-hardened rails has been deferred to mid July.

A list of all Indore Metro and Bhopal Metro’s packages & their status can be viewed here and here.

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