JSPL bags contract to supply head-hardened rails for Indore and Bhopal metro

JSPL’s Financial bid is Rs. 138,64,71,000 (138.64 crores).

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Indore Metro
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INDORE (Metro Rail News): Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) won the contract in late October to supply 18-meter-long head-hardened rails for the Phase 1 projects of the Indore and Bhopal metro systems.

The Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MPMRCL) issued a tender invitation for this contract (Package BHIN03B) in February with a 1022-day (3-year) timeframe and an undetermined estimate. In July, technical bids were opened, exposing two bidders: JSPL and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. It was discovered during the evaluation, completed on October 15, that Mitsui’s technical bids did not adhere to the requirements of the tender.

JSPL’s Financial Bid: Rs. 138,64,71,000 (138.64 crores)

Brief Scope: Supply of Head Hardened Rails 18 m long UIC 60 60E1 profile IRST 12 2009 1080 Grade HH Class A 8120MT for Bhopal and 8425MT for Indore for Bhopal Metro Rail Project and Indore Metro Rail Project.

MPMRCL’s estimate is still unknown, so an assessment of the chance of an LOA getting issued to JSPL is not provided.

Bhopal Metro

Total Requirement: 8120 MT

Supply of 2000 MT (Lot No.2.1.1): 4-5 months

Supply of 4500 MT (Lot No.2.1.2): 18-20 months

Supply of 1620 MT (Lot No.2.1.3): 30-34 months

Indore Metro

Total Requirement: 8425 MT

Supply of 4500 MT (Lot No.2.2.1): 4-5 months

Supply of 1500 MT (Lot No.2.2.2): 18-19 months

Supply of 2425 MT (Lot No.2.2.3): 30-34 months

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