Aarvee Associates bags PMC Contract of Phase 1B of Kochi Metro Rail Project

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KOCHI (Metro Rail News): Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) awarded the Project Management Consultant (PMC) contract of Phase 1B (2.95 km extension from Petta to Tripunithura through 2 stations at Vadakkekotta and SN Junction) of Kochi Metro Rail Project to Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants bags in late-June.

The Quality Cum Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method used to select Aarvee Associates. In which proposals remained ranked and scored according to their combined technical and financial score. Aarvee Associates scored the highest technical score and also placed the lowest bid.

On February 11, 2020, KMRL invited tenders for the above contract with a submission deadline of May 26. Although technical bids were opened on May 29. 2020 to declare a list of 4 bidders deleted below

PMC Contract Technical Bid Score of May 29, 2020

Bidder NameScore
Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt Ltd88
Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd77
Rina Consulting SpA64 (disqualified)
Padeco India Pvt Ltd62 (disqualified)

PMC Contract Financial Bid Values of June 23, 2020

BidderValues
Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt LtdRs. 17.59 crore
Feedback Infra Pvt LtdRs. 20.18 crore

Scope of work

Tender no.: KMRL/PRJ/PHASE1EXT/PMC/19/TEN1

Project Management Consultant (PMC) of phase 1 extension of Kochi Metro Rail Project from Petta to Tripunithura terminal covering a distance of 3 km including Panamkutty River Bridge

According to the source, Aarvee Associates will be awarded if no issues arise during financial bid evaluation.

Status of Kochi Metro Phase 1B 2 civil sections:

  • Petta – SN Junction (1.79 km) – Under construction by KEC International – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (KEC-CCECC) JV through an Rs. 265 crore contract it won in June 2019.
  • SN Junction – Tripunithura (1.163 km) – KMRL invited bids for this section’s civil construction earlier in May. The last date to submit bids is July 14. LKT Engineering Consultants was awarded this section’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract on May 18.

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