KOCHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On 3rd September 2021, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) opened technical bids for the Kochi Metro Phase-2 Project Management Consultant (PMC) contract. On 08th September 2021, KMRL revealed there are eight firms had submitted tenders.
Package KBPMC-01 is the first significant pre-construction tender for this brand new phase which will feature an 11.2 KM new elevated corridor, named Pink Line, with 11 stations connecting JLN Stadium to Kakkanad and Kakkanad to the smart city. Kerala Government’s state cabinet approved Phase-2 construction in July 2018 with Rs. 2,310 crores, and the Central Government’s cabinet approval is currently pending. KMRL had invited tenders for this consultancy service in February 2021 and expected the assigned PMC to be onboard for approximately 1643 days.
- Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd
- AECOM India Pvt. Ltd
- Louis Berger Consulting Pvt. Ltd
- Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
- SMEC (India) Pvt. Ltd
- SYSTRA MVA Consulting India Pvt. Ltd
- Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd (TCE)
Tender No: KMRL/PRJ/ DNP/128/ 2020/KBPMC-01
Scope of the Project: Project Management Consultant (PMC) for Phase-II Corridor starts from JLN Stadium to Smart City via Kakkanad of KMRL. Pink Line having 11 stations will come up at JLN Stadium (new station box next to blue line), Palarivattom Junction, Palarivattom Bypass, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Padamughal (formerly Kunnumpuram), Kakkanad Junction, Cochin Special Economic Zone, Chittethukara, KINFRA and Smart City (connected to Kochi Water Metro) etc.
According to the given information, the PMC appointment will likely be on a quality and cost-based selection basis with a two-stage adopted for evaluating proposals. i.e., technical & financial.