2 Qualify for Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR’s PMC Contract

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Two global consortia led by Nippon Koei and Tata Consulting Engineers today technically qualified to provide project management consultancy services for the civil construction of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project.

India’s National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) in December 2016 had appointed a General Consultant (GC) team comprising of Japan International Consultants for Transportation – Nippon Koei – Oriental Consultants Global, and is now looking to appoint a dedicated PMC to manage construction work, a bulk of which is under construction by Larsen & Toubro.

NHSRCL had invited tenders (bids) for the PMC service’s contract on November 11 and plans to select a consultant based on the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method. Technical bids were opened in December-end 2020 to reveal 3 bidders.

Qualified Bidders & Score (out of 100)

  • Nippon Koei – Oriental Consultants Global Co. – RITES consortium JV (97.25)
  • Tata Consulting Engineers – Consulting Engineers Group – Aarvee Associates – PADECO Co. JV (99.25)

Disqualified Bidders:

  • Engineers India – RODIC Consultants – STUP Consultants – LEA Associates South Asia JV

Package: NHSRCL/CO/CA/MA-SVGC/2020/34

Brief Scope: Project Management Consultancy Services for Construction of Civil Works Packages of Mumbai Ahmedabad HSR

Indicative alignment of Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) Project – view Mumbai Ahmedabad HSR info & route map

Financial bids are planned to be opened on this Monday, so stay tuned to find out the winner. A PMC will be selected based on their combined technical & financial score.

In other news, Overseas Mintech today emerged as the lowest bidder among 4 firms for both the 435 km Chennai – Mysore HSR and 760 km Varanasi-Howrah HSR’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) contracts. With this, NHSRCL’s team of consultants for preparing different sections of each line’s detailed project report (DPR) is almost ready. Links above have a table of winners for each type of contract.

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– TMRG





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