Bangalore Metro update: Bids invited for Project Management Consultancy for Phase 2A & 2B

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Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., (BMRCL) has invited sealed Proposals (Bids) through National Competitive Bidding (Single stage – Two Envelope System) for “Limited Project Management Consultancy (Designated Engineer) for the Civil construction works of Metro Corridor from Central Silk Board Junction to Kempegowda International Airport of Bengaluru Metro Rail Project Phase 2A & 2B.” 

Key Details:

  • RFP NO: BMRCL/Phase-2A & 2B/Via & Stns./PMC/2020/72
  • Bid Security Amount: INR 12.00 Lakhs
  • Duration of Assignment: 48 Months
  • Cost of RFP document: INR 2,240 
  • Sale of RFP documents: from 12.09.2020 to 13.10.2020 
  • Last date of Seeking Clarification: 25.09.2020 
  • Date of submission of bid: from 14.10.2020 to 19.10.2020 
  • Date of opening of bid: 20.10.2020

Source of Funds: BMRCL is Joint venture of Govt. of India and Govt. of Karnataka. This project is being executed under the aegis of Govt. of India and Govt. of Karnataka. BMRCL has applied for financing from the Asian Development Bank towards the cost of the work for which Project Management Consultant (Designated Engineer) is being appointed through this RFP. 

Informtaion to Bidders (ITB):

Introduction

  • The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited is a Joint venture of Government of India and Government of Karnataka, entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Bangalore Metro Rail project. The Phase-1 of the project which is already under operation consists of 42.3 kms with 40 stations. The East West Corridor is 18.2 kms and North South Corridor is 24.1 Kms long. The underground section, which is 8.80 kms long, has got seven stations including the interchange station of Majestic.
  • The Phase-2 of Bangalore Metro Rail Project consists of Four Extensions to the existing lines and Two New Lines with a total length of 72.095 kms and 61 stations (49 Elevated and 12 Underground) and is currently being executed.
  • This RFP is for “Limited Project Management Consultancy (Designated Engineer) for the Civil construction works of Metro Corridor from Central Silk Board to Kempegowda International Airport of Bengaluru Metro Rail Project Phase 2A & 2B.”
  • Appointment of the consultant (Designated Engineer) will be on Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS).
  • Phase 2A & Phase 2B of Bengaluru Metro Rail Project is 57.36 Kms long from Central Silk Board (CSB) to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) including Depot construction works at Baiyappanahalli and near Kempegowda International Airport. The Phase 2A and Phase 2B work is funded by ADB. Work for construction of loops, ramps for flyover at Central Silk Board Junction, which is a part of Package 1 of Phase 2A, is not funded by ADB. 

Recent Progress:

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 08.09.2020 in the august presence of Shri B S Yediyurappa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka to take forward their joint efforts by way of a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP) with an innovative financing mode to establish the 4.95 km airport section of the ORR-Airport Metro at an estimated cost of Rs. 800 Crores. 

  • This Metro connectivity to BLR Airport, likely to be commissioned by December 2024,  would provide a sustainable and efficient mode of transport to the residents and business commuters from all parts of the city, facilitating the city to realise its economic potential and ease traffic congestion on the roads leading to the Airport.
  • BMRCL will construct the Airport Metro section, along with civil, electro-mechanical, other associated facilities, works and related assets, whereas BIAL will develop, manage and maintain the two metro stations that will be located within the Airport boundary.
  • This Airport section is a part of the total 56 km metro line named “ORR-Airport Metro” from Central Silk Board Junction to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Terminals via KR Puram and Hebbal.
  • The ORR-Airport Metro is being established by BMRCL at a total estimated cost of Rs. 14,844 Crores and is likely to serve 7.8 lakh commuters daily.
  • The two stations within the Airport boundaries are likely to see the daily ridership of 0.6 lakh commuters in 2024, increasing to 1.88 lakh commuters by 2041.
  • The civil work on the Airport metro section is likely to commence in March 2021.

Source: BMRCL-Tender | Image Credit: BMRCL

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