8 firms have submitted bids for Kochi Metro Phase 2’s General Consultant (GC) contract after Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) opened technical bids today.
This consultancy contract is the second significant pre-construction contract for Phase 2 which will feature a 11.2 km new elevated corridor, named Pink Line, with 11 stations connecting JLN Stadium – Kakkanad – Infopark (Smart City).
Prior to this, KMRL had tried appointing a Project Management Consultant (PMC) in 2021, but cancelled the bidding process due to “administrative reasons/issues”
KMRL had invited tenders for the GC contract in November 2022 and expects the assigned GC to be onboard for 1095 days (3 years).
Note that some of the bidders mentioned below may be in a joint venture with others. If you’re aware of all members in each consortia, then drop a comment below or send me a message using the contact page.
- ALTINOK Consulting Engineering Inc
- AYESA Ingenieria y Arquitectura, S.A.U
- Balaji Railroad System P. Limited (BARSYL)
- Louis Berger SAS
- MM SpA
- RINA India Pvt. Ltd.
- SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- Tecnica y Proyectos S.A. (TYPSA)
Brief Scope: General Consultant (GC) for Phase- II Corridor from JLN Stadium to Infopark via Kakkanad of Kochi Metro Rail Project
Pink Line’s 11 stations will come up at Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium (new station box next to Blue Line), Palarivattom Junction, Palarivattom Bypass, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Padamughal (formerly Kunnumpuram), Kakkanad Junction, Cochin SEZ (Special Economic Zone), Chittethukara, KINFRA (formerly Rajagiri), and InfoPark / Smart City (connected to Kochi Water Metro). As mentioned in the past, a station planned at InfoPark 1 is no longer in the works.
The GC’s appointment like always will likely be on the QCBS (Quality and Cost Based Selection) basis with a two stage (technical & financial score-based) process getting adopted for evaluating proposals.
Prior to this, KMRL had appointed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for Phase 1 (Aluva to Petta) and Aarvee Associates for Phase 1B (SN Junction to Thripunithura)’s PMC roles.
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