7 firms have submitted bids for the 750 V DC 3rd Rail Electrification contract of Indore Metro Phase 1‘s 33.53 km Ring Line (Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwara- Airport – Bhawarsala – MR10).
The scope of this systems contract (Package IN09) includes design & installation work throughout all elevated & underground stations, including the Gandhi Nagar Depot for which KSM Bashir Mohammad and Sons recently emerged as the lowest bidder.
Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPRCL) invited tenders for this contract in November 2021 with a Rs. 516 crore estimate and 1278 day (3.5 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened on Friday.
Lead Bidders (some may be in a JV with other partners)
- 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: Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Power Supply Receiving Sub–Station (RSS), Traction Sub-Station (TSS), Auxiliary Sub-Station (ASS), 750 V DC 3rd Rail and SCADA System for Indore Metro Rail Project.
The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.
Bids for Bhopal Metro’s electrification contract (Package BH-08) were scheduled to open on Friday, but that was mid-week moved to March 11.
A list of all Indore Metro’s civil packages and their status can be viewed here.
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