BHOPAL (Metro Rail News): 7 firms have submitted bids for the 750 V DC 3rd Rail Electrification contract of Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 project which consists of 2 lines and 28 stations.
The scope of this systems contract Package BH08 includes design & installation work throughout all elevated & underground stations, including the Subhash Nagar Depot for which KEC – SAM JV emerged as the lowest bidder in February.
Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) invited tenders for this contract in November 2021 with an Rs. 516 crore estimate and 1278 day (3.5 years) deadline. Technical bids were opened on Thursday, 17th March 2022.
The top bidders are:
- Alstom Transport India Ltd.
- Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd.
- KEC International Ltd.
- Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
- Linxon India Ltd.
- Siemens Ltd.
- Sterling and Wilson Ltd. (SWPL)
MPMRCL’s Scope for this contract is : Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Power Supply Receiving Sub Station, Traction Sub Station, Auxiliary Sub Station, 750 V DC 3rd Rail and SCADA System for Bhopal Metro Rail Project
These same 7 firms had also bid for Indore Metro’s electrification contract (IN-09) earlier this month. The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a few months to complete. After that the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.