3 firms have submitted bids for the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract of Kochi Metro Phase 2‘s electrification system after Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) opened technical bids today.
This consultancy contract is the fourth significant pre-construction contract for Kochi’s Phase 2 which will feature a 11.2 km new elevated corridor, named Pink Line, with 11 stations connecting JLN Stadium – Kakkanad – Infopark (Smart City).
KMRL had invited tenders for this contract in January 2023 and expects the assigned DDC to be onboard for 1080 days (2.95 years).
Note that some of the bidders mentioned below may be in a joint venture with others. If you’re aware of all members in each consortia, then drop a comment below or send me a message using the contact page.
- Ardanuy India Pvt. Ltd.
- Leap Infraasys Pvt. Ltd.
- SYSTRA MVA Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.
Brief Scope: Engagement Of Detail Design Consultant (DDC) For Power Supply And Distribution System, 750 V Dc Third Rail Traction Electrification And Scada System For Kochi Metro Phase-II Project
Pink Line’s 11 stations will come up at Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium (new station box next to Blue Line), Palarivattom Junction, Palarivattom Bypass, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Padamughal (formerly Kunnumpuram), Kakkanad Junction, Cochin SEZ (Special Economic Zone), Chittethukara, KINFRA (formerly Rajagiri), and InfoPark / Smart City (connected to Kochi Water Metro).
The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is complete, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely design consultant.
Back in March, KMRL cancelled the General Consultant tender after the winning bidder, SYSTRA, placed a bid significantly higher (59%) than KMRL’s estimate. Earlier this month, they received 6 bids for the station components’ DDC contract.
A list of Kochi Metro Phase 2’s tenders and their status/contractors can be viewed here.
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