6 Bidders for Kochi Metro Phase 2’s Detailed Design Consultant Work

5 engineering firms and a guy named Rajeev Garg have submitted bids for Kochi Metro Phase 2’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract after Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) opened technical bids last week.

This consultancy contract is the third significant pre-construction contract for Kochi’s 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).

KMRL had invited tenders for this contract in February 2023 and expects the assigned DDC to be onboard for 900 days (2.46 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.

Lead Bidders

  • AYESA Ingenieria y Arquitectura, S.A.U
  • Consulting Engineers Group Ltd. (CEG)
  • Egis Rail
  • Rajeev Garg
  • STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • TD Engineering and Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Brief Scope: Consultancy Services for the Detailed Design of Station Components for Phase II Corridor 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).

Route of Kochi Metro Phase 2’s Pink Line – view Phase 2 info & google-based map

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is complete, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely design consultant.

Back in March, KMRL cancelled the General Consultant tender after the winning bidder – SYSTRA – placed a bid significantly higher (59%) than KMRL’s estimate.

A list of Kochi Metro Phase 2’s tenders and their status/contractors can be viewed here.

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One Response to "6 Bidders for Kochi Metro Phase 2’s Detailed Design Consultant Work"

  1. Chirag Chauhan says:

    What is the status of this bid? Can you confirm who is L-1?


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