Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MPMRCL) had invited tenders for this contract (Package BH-07) financed by European Investment Bank (EIB) in February with a 1274 day (3.49 year) deadline and unknown estimate.
Technical bids were opened in July to reveal 4 bidders. RVNL and VNC were disqualified as their bids were not compliant with the tender’s conditions.
Financial Bid Values
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)||238.52|
|Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd. (TexRail)||248.86|
|Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)||Disqualified|
|Vijay Nirman Company Pvt. Ltd. (VNC)||Disqualified|
Brief Scope: Design Supply Installation Testing and Commissioning of Ballastless Track of Standard Gauge including Supply of Fastening System including Elevated and Underground sections along with Ballasted Ballastless Track in Depot for Bhopal Metro Rail Project
MPMRCL’s estimate is unknown to me, so I can’t provide an assessment on the chance of a LOA getting issued to L&T.
This is the 4th and final track-related contract for Bhopal’s 27.87 km Phase 1 project. The previous 3 have been clubbed together with Indore Metro’s Phase 1.
|Package & Scope||Bidders|
|BHIN03A: 880 Grade Rails||Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) is lowest bidder|
|BHIN03B: Head-Hardened Rails||Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) is lowest bidder|
|BHIN03C: Turnouts||Vossloh Cogifer is lowest bidder|
|BH-07: Standard Gauge Tracks||L&T is lowest bidder (this post!)|
A list of all Bhopal Metro’s civil packages and their status can be viewed here.
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