Kalpataru JV Wins Bhopal Metro’s Electrification Contract BH-08
Gulermak – Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. JV today emerged as the preferred bidder for the 750 V DC 3rd Rail Electrification contract of Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 project consisting of 2 lines and 28 stations.
The scope of this systems contract (Package BH08) includes design & installation work throughout all elevated & underground stations, including 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 a Rs. 516 crore estimate and 1278 day (3.5 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened in March to reveal 7 bidders.
Note: Although Sterling and Wilson Ltd. (SWPL) is the lowest bidder, Kalpataru submitted a lower transmission loss (TRFO) bid resulting in a total bid valued at Rs. 615.27 crore. Sterling and Wilson’s total bid came out marginally higher at Rs. 618.34 crore.
Financial Bid Values
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Sterling and Wilson Ltd. (SWPL)||584.01|
|Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd.||585.65|
|Linxon India Ltd.||597.41|
|KEC International Ltd.||638.96|
|Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)||664.69|
|Alstom Transport India Ltd.||762.90|
MPMRCL’s Scope: 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
Gulermak – Kalpataru’s bid at Rs. 615.27 crore was significantly higher than MPMRCL’s Rs. 516 crore estimate, so I see this heading to the negotiation table for contract finalization.
Back in March, MPMRCL received 7 bids from the same 7 firms for Indore Metro’s electrification package IN-09. Kalpataru Power Transmission was eventually declared as the lowest bidder in May.
A list of all Bhopal Metro’s civil packages and their status can be viewed here.
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