Bangalore Metro Update: Tender invited for construction of Airport depot for Bangalore metro rail project, phase-2B

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., (BMRCL) invites open Bid from eligible, reputed and experienced Consultants (JV/Consortium Not Permitted) for Construction of Airport depot for Bangalore metro rail project, phase-2B.

  • Tender Reference Number: BMRCL/PHASE 2B/Airport Depot/91
  • Name of Work: Construction of Airport depot for Bangalore metro rail project, phase-2B.
  • Approx. Cost of Work: INR 204.68 Crores
  • EMD: INR 2.04 Crores
  • Period of Work: 548 Days 
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 09th September, 2022
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 20th October, 2022
  • Pre-bid Meeting: 30th September, 2022
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 21st October, 2022
  • Bid Submission End Date: 31st October, 2022
  • Tender Opening Date: 31st October, 2022

Scope of Bid:

  • In connection with the Invitation for Bids (IFB) indicated in the Bid Data Sheet (BDS), the Employer, as indicated in the BDS, issues this Bidding Document for the procurement of Works as specified in Section 6 (Works’ Requirements).
  • The name, identification, and number of contracts of the open competitive bidding (OCB) are provided in the BDS. Throughout this Bidding Document,
  • The term “in writing” means communicated in written form and delivered against receipt;
  • Except where the context requires otherwise, words indicating the singular also include the plural and words indicating the plural also include the singular; and
  • “Day” means calendar day.

Source of Funds:

  • The Borrower or Recipient (hereinafter called “Borrower”) indicated in the BDS has applied for or received financing (hereinafter called “funds”) from the Asian Development Bank (hereinafter called “ADB”) toward the cost of the project named in the BDS.
  • The Borrower intends to apply a portion of the funds to eligible payments under the contract(s) for which this Bidding Document is issued.
  • Payments by the ADB will be made only at the request of the Borrower and upon approval by ADB in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement between the Borrower and ADB (hereinafter called “Financing Agreement”), and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of that Financing Agreement.
  • No party other than the Borrower shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the funds.


  • A Bidder may be a natural person, private entity, or government-owned enterprise subject to ITB 4.5—or any combination of them with a formal intent to enter into an agreement or under an existing agreement in the form of a Joint Venture. In the case of a Joint Venture,
  • All partners shall be jointly and severally liable; and
  • The Joint Venture shall nominate a Representative who shall have the authority to conduct All business for and on behalf of any and
  • All the parties of the Joint Venture during the bidding process and,
  • In the event the Joint Venture is awarded the Contract, during contract execution.
  • A Bidder, and all parties constituting the Bidder, shall have the nationality of an eligible country, in accordance with Section 5 (Eligible Countries). A Bidder shall be deemed to have the nationality of a country if the Bidder is a citizen or is constituted, incorporated, or
  • registered, and operates in conformity with the provisions of the laws of that country. This criterion shall also apply to the determination of the nationality of proposed Subcontractors or Suppliers for any part of the Contract including related services.
  • A Bidder shall not have a conflict of interest. All Bidders found to have a conflict of interest shall be disqualified. A Bidder may be considered to be in a conflict of interest with one or more parties in the bidding process if any of, including but not limited to, the following apply:
    • They have controlling shareholders in common; or
    • They receive or have received any direct or indirect subsidy from any of them; or
    • They have the same legal representative for purposes of this bid; or
    • They have a relationship with each other, directly or through common third parties, that puts them in a position to have access to material information about or improperly influence the bid of another Bidder, or influence the decisions of the Employer regarding this bidding process; or
  • A Bidder participates in more than one bid in this bidding process, either individually or as a partner in a Joint Venture, except for alternative offers permitted under ITB 13 of the Bidding Document.
  • This will result in the disqualification of all Bids in which it is involved. However, subject to any finding of a conflict of interest in terms of ITB 4.3(a)-(d) above, this does not limit the participation of a Bidder as a Subcontractor in another Bid or of a firm as a Subcontractor in more than one Bid; or
  • A Bidder, Joint Venture partner, associates, parent company, or any affiliated entity, participated as a Consultant in the preparation of the design or technical specifications of the works that are the subject of the Bid; or
  • A Bidder was affiliated with a firm or entity that has been hired (or is proposed to be hired) by the Employer or Borrower as Engineer for the contract; or
  • A Bidder would be providing goods, works, or non consulting services resulting from or directly related to consulting services for the preparation or implementation of the project specified in the BDS ITB 2.1 that it provided or were provided by any affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that firm; or
  • A Bidder that has a financial or familial relationship with Employer’s personnel including personnel of project implementing/executing agency, or of a recipient of a part of the loan who: (i) are directly or indirectly involved in the preparation of the bidding documents or specifications of the contract, and/or the bid evaluation process of such contract; or (ii) would be involved in the implementation or supervision of such contract unless the conflict stemming from such relationship has been resolved in a manner acceptable to ADB throughout the procurement process and execution of the contract.


  • The contract is considered as substantially completed if 80% or more of the work is physically completed which is to be substantiated by a certificate from the employer who has awarded the contract to the bidder.


  • If 80% of the awarded contract value or revised contract value whichever is lower has been certified for Payment. This is to be substantiated by a certificate from the Employer/Engineer.
  • Value of successfully completed portion of any ongoing contracts **up to the last day of the month previous to the month of Bid submission will also be considered for qualification of work experience criteria.
  • Value of contract as executed by the Bidder in his own name should be indicated and shall be considered. In case the work(s) is executed as a member of Joint venture the value of *similar nature work executed, shall be considered as per percentage participation (Financial share) by the member(s) in that Joint venture/consortium.
  • This is to be substantiated with a specific certificate and JV Agreement (in case of JV) from the employer who has awarded this contract. Without such a certificate, the experience of such contracts shall not be considered.
  • In case the financial data is in a currency other than Indian Rupees, the same shall be converted into equivalent Indian Rupees by adopting Exchange rate between the foreign currency and INR as prevailing on 28 days before the deadline for submission of Bids, as per the website of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for Bid Evaluation. In case the exchange rate on the above date is not available in this web site, it will be as per the web site of Financial Benchmark India Private Limited (FBIL) as recommended by RBI.
  • In case the exchange rate of a particular currency is not available on the above date in both these websites then the exchange rate as per the website of the Central Bank of that country to which this currency belongs will be adopted. In case the exchange rate of that currency is not directly available in INR on that website then the currency will be first converted to USD as per the exchange rate between that foreign currency and US Dollar on that web site and then converted from USD to INR as per RBI or FBIL exchange rate between US Dollar and INR, as prevailing on 28 days before the latest date of submission of Bids.
  • ‘Similar nature work’ may be a part of any Contract, in which case the corresponding value of that work will be taken into consideration for which supporting document from the client should be furnished. 
  • Works executed to fulfil the requirement for ‘Key Activities’ may be a part of any Contract, in which case the quantity executed for PEB structures will be taken into consideration for which supporting document from client should be furnished.
  • Similar nature work for this contract shall be the construction of Metro Stations or Metro Depot or Railway Workshop or Airport Terminal Buildings.
  • In case the work is executed as sub-contractor, client’s signed copy of agreement with main contractor, approval of client for being engaged as a subcontractor and completion certificate from main contractor are to be submitted.

The complete documents can be downloaded from

Source: BMRCL -Tender | Image Credit (representational): BMRCL