7 firms (3 in a consortia) have submitted bids for the 750 V DC Third Rail electrification system of Surat Metro Phase 1 project after Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) opened technical bids on Thursday.
Surat’s 40.35 km Phase 1 consists of two lines with 37 stations. Financial bids for the final civil packages were opened earlier this summer, with Line-1’s 11.6 km Dream City Depot – Kadarsha ni Nal section taken up on priority.
GMRC invited tenders for this major systems contract, financed by Agence française de développement (AFD), in February 2022 with an unknown estimate and deadline.
- KPTL – Gulermak JV
- KEC International
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
- Linxon India
- RVNL – Siemens JV
- Sterling and Wilson (SWPL)
- TEECL – ABL JV
IFB No: GMRCL/TR/ST/EP-1/2022
Brief Scope: Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Power Supply receiving & Distribution System, 750 V DC Third Rail Traction electrification and SCADA System for Surat Metro Rail Project phase-I
The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.
A list of all Surat Metro packages and their status / contractors can be viewed here.
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