7 firms on Tuesday submitted bids for the telecommunication contract (Package ASA05) for Chennai Metro’s 26.09 km Line-4 which will connect Light House – Poonamallee Bypass through 30 stations.
Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) had invited tenders for this critical Chennai Metro Phase 2 system, financed by AIIB and ADB, in April 2022 with an unknown estimate and 2180 (5.97 year) deadline.
- 3W Networks FZCO
- Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL)
- HFCL Ltd.
- KEC International Ltd.
- Larsen and Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
- ST Engineering Electronics Ltd.
- Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TAS)
Brief Scope: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Telecommunication System for CMRL Phase II Corridor 4.
All 7 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 supplier.
This telecom package is among the last few pending packages for Line-4 where all 5 civil packages are under construction with financial bids having been opened for major system contracts such as rolling stock and electrification. In fact I hear financial bids of 5 bidders for its E&M contract have also been opened. If someone has bid values, then leave a comment below or message me here.
A list of all Chennai Metro Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.
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