Chennai Metro Update: Tender invited for design and construction of various works including Operation Control Centre at Madhavaram Depot

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has invited digitally signed open e-tender through e-procurement portal for Design and construction of Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Madhavaram Depot including civil, architecture, MEP, VAC and all associated works.

  • Tender Reference Number: CMRL/CON/CORR-5/CP28A-OCC/2023
  • Name of Work: Design and construction of Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Madhavaram Depot including civil, architecture, MEP, VAC and all associated works.
  • Approximate Value of Work: INR 57.20 Crore
  • EMD: INR 57,20,000 Lakh
  • Duration of Contract: 810 Days
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 10th March, 2023
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 11th April, 2023
  • Pre- Bid Meeting: 17th March, 2023
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 03rd April, 2023
  • Bid Submission End Date: 11th April, 2023
  • Bid Opening Date: 12th April, 2023


  • The objective of the Contract is the design, construction completion, testing and commissioning of the permanent works by the Contractor (including without limitation, the design, installation and removal of the Temporary Works) and the rectification of defects appearing in Permanent Works in the manner and to the standards and within the time stipulated by the Contract.
  • In full recognition of this objective, and with full acceptance of the obligations, liabilities and risks which may be involved, the Contractor shall undertake the execution of the Works.


  • The design and performance of the Permanent Works shall comply with the specific core requirements contained in these Employer’s Requirements –Functional (Section B).
  • The design of the Permanent Works shall be developed in accordance with these Employer’s Requirements Section B – Functional, the Employer’s Outline Design Specifications, the Employer’s Outline Construction Specifications, as included in this Contract, other requirements of the Contract and the Contractor’s Technical Proposals.
  • The Permanent Works shall be designed and constructed using codes and standards as listed elsewhere in this Document. The Specification shall in any case not specify standards which, in the Employer’s Representative’s opinion, are less than or inferior to those described in the Outline Design Specifications (Design Criteria) and Outline Construction Specifications. Construction shall be carried out employing the procedures established by the Contractor in his Quality, Safety and Environmental Management plans.
  • The Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant Authorities/Agencies in the design and construction of the Works. 

Scope Of Works:

  • The Permanent and Temporary works shall comprise the Design and Construction of all Works and services necessary to complete OCC building at Madhavaram Depot, as per the Contract Outline Design and Construction Specifications, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Survey and marking of the OCC building and Geotechnical Investigation
  • Demolition of affected structures or part structures, removal of debris from site, protection, etc., for adjacent structures
  • Identification, Protection and relocation of utilities
  • Soil/material filling and compacting up to finished ground level.
  • All temporary works, Traffic management, safety and security of the site, Temporary barricading.
  • Submission Design and drawings for Civil, Architectural, Structural, MEP & VAC disciplines, for approval of Engineer.
  • Construction of OCC buildings
  • All building services including ECS, power, lighting, air conditioning, ventilation, fire protection, etc.,
  • Water, sewers, surface water drainage works,
  • Pumps including sump pumps and pipes for drainage/sewerage.
  • Water Supply and storage tanks, including drilling borewell, storm water drains and rainwater harvesting systems
  • ACMV system including Fire detection and suppression system and all other control and safety services
  • Perimeter security fencing, all roads, footpaths, trees, greeneries, landscaping, etc.
  • Management and coordination process with other Project Systems Contractors in interface
  • Make all provision for accommodating the requirements for LV and MV supply routes for Interfacing Contractors and cable galleries / cable ways / insert to fix for all the cableways, or equipment’s at the buildings,
  • Quality testing of materials, Safety and Security as per Part-2, Employer’s requirements
  • Provision of all operating and maintenance, spares and consumables for minimum two years of operations.
  • Architectural and Builders work in buildings, offices, (such as. screeding, blockwork, doors/fire doors, floor & wall finishes including handrails & balustrades etc.).
  • IGBC certification for the OCC building.
  • Providing and Maintain Engineer’s Office for the entire duration of the Contact
  • For detailed scope of works of MEP refer to Part-2, ODS, Sub-Section -4 & for detailed scope of works of VAC refer to Part-2, ODS, Sub-Section -7
  • All Models are to be developed in BIM and All drawings have to be extracted from BIM models only, for detailed scope refer to Part-2, ODS, Sub-Section -8 and Part-2 Appendix-7A
  • The Contractor shall co-ordinate all interface requirements with interfacing contractors at the design stage, during his construction and integrated testing activities. Making provisions for all their requirements, including, but not limited to, fixing points, openings/cut outs, etc., shall be in the scope of this Contract CP28A.
  • The Contractor will be required to provide access from ground level to buildings, and structures, as per the requirements of the Interfacing Contractors. The openings are to be closed off by the Contractor on completion of the access as per the programme agreed with the Interfacing Contractors and duly noticed by the Employer’s Representative.
  • The Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining relevant certificates or clearance from local civic Authorities if required.
  • The scope of Contractor includes design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and training of MEP systems for the OCC facility. This includes but not limited to:
    • Electrical System Design,
    • Fire Protection System Design,
    • Fire Detection & Fire Alarm System Design,
    • Ventilation & Air Conditioning System Design,
    • Plumbing & Drainage System Design.
  • All related research, survey and other information gathering organized and performed by the Contractor should support to carry out the same design along with the requirement described herein. The final product of OCC building design including related structure and services shall be confirmed with best and appropriate quality and performance in all aspect of function and aesthetics by the Contractor.

Design and Build Contractor Responsibility:

  • The responsibilities of the Contractor shall be as follows but not limited to:
  • The Technical Specifications (Outline Design Specification and Outline Construction specification) and the Employer’s Drawings issued in the Tender Documents are intended to be mutually explanatory and all works required in one, even if not in the other, shall be fully executed.
  • These documents are intended to be the basic design guidelines for the Contractor to develop the Detailed Design and Build the E&M Works of OCC building Utilities which is compliant with the relevant standards and complete in all aspects to the satisfaction of Employer/Employer’s Representative.
  • This also includes any material, appliances, equipment not specifically mentioned herein or noted on the drawings as being furnished or installed but which are necessary and customary to make complete installation properly connected and in working conditions.
  • The Technical Specifications describes the Scope of Works and the technical requirements of all systems, equipment and components to be Designed, Supplied, Installed, Tested and Commissioned under the Contract.
  • Detailed Design of the MEP systems listed in the scope of works including the requirements that are not specified here but are required for the successful operation of the system.
  • Submission of detailed calculations and technical specifications to support the system design Supply & Installation of the System / Equipment’s / Devices & Components and all  other accessories required for the complete functioning of the system to the approval of the Engineer/Employer.
  • Testing, Commissioning, Verification & Validation of the Systems and getting the approval of the Engineer/Employer.
  • System acceptance, operational acceptance, and Training of O&M Team.
  • Co-ordinate with all the other services for the interface requirements.
  • Liaison with the Local Authority & getting approval.
  • All legal fees & statutory requirements.

Functional Requirements Of Admin-Occ Building Vac System:

  • The Contractor shall be responsible for detailed design, layout, supply, installation, Testing and commissioning of Ventilation and Air Conditioning System (VAC) including system sizing, all of which shall require a notice of no objection from the Employer’s Representative.
  • The Ventilation and Air Conditioning System shall include, as a minimum, the air-conditioning of electronic and control rooms and other designated rooms in Administration Building, training centre, etc.; mechanical ventilation of Transformer Rooms, MVSG, LVSG Rooms, toilets, stores etc., smoke extraction system in all buildings.
  • Design reports shall be submitted, and the Contractor shall substantiate and provide calculations showing advantages provided by their design as compared to other feasible parallel designs. Proposed designs shall incorporate features to achieve optimum performance.
  • In addition, the VAC system shall be reliable, energy and cost efficient with due considerations to the local climate and operational conditions, safety, ease of operation and  maintenance.
  • Design documents shall be prepared and submitted to explain the rationale of the proposed designs. The Contractor shall carry out an engineering study and perform a comparative evaluation between air conditioning systems, taking into consideration the local climate and operational conditions, as well as operation costs.
  • Air-conditioning shall be provided for all offices and certain ancillary rooms such as signalling, telecommunications, control rooms where equipment operation requires air-conditioning. These offices and ancillary rooms shall be served by Variable Refrigerant Volume, VRV, air conditioners.
  • There shall be means to allow individual on/off control and temperature control of the air-conditioning by the staff working in the rooms. Standby air-conditioning system shall be provided in rooms where air conditioning is required for 24-hour operation of equipment. Duty and standby VRV Air conditioning units shall operate alternately (by programme) during normal operation. The Contractor shall substantiate his proposed design.
  • For Plant rooms, e.g. Transformer Room, MVSG Room, LVSG Room, shall be provided pressurisation by a blower, which shall be operated at all time to supply the air via adequate ability air filter for fulfil the requirements.
  • The purpose of the mechanical Ventilation system is to maintain the pressurisation in the room, indoor air quality that will be acceptable to human occupants and equipment reliability. All toilets shall be provided with exhaust mode ventilation.
  • Replacement air shall be induced  through louvres at the toilet doors if doors are provided. The VAC system should also be designed for efficient extraction of the smoke from all buildings/rooms etc., in OCC, Plant Room and training Centre area in case of fire. The smoke control system need not be a dedicated system.
  • Such arrangement could be achieved through proper motorised smoke damper arrangement and the appropriate types of diffusers and grilles. Smoke control systems shall be capable of providing a stream of make-up fresh air from the buildings and workshop entrances.
  • All necessary electrical control gear and systems shall be provided for the running of the VAC system and operation of various equipment.
  • The system shall be so designed that it can be monitored and controlled locally from the VAC control panel as well as from the control panel in the OCC, Plant Room and Training Centre. All control gear and system designs shall suit this requirement.
  • Necessary indication to provide the status of the various equipment shall be provided in all control panels and in Depot Control Rooms (DCR) in M&E SCADA and in Operation Control Centre (OCC) , Plant Room and Training Centre.
  • The system shall be designed to comply with the noise criteria in the building area and testimonials confirming that the noise output of the equipment will not be more than that ‘permitted’ are to be submitted by the Contractor.
  • The materials used for the construction of the various equipment, ducts, insulation, electrical control gear and other equipment in the VAC system must conform to the relevant fire standards acceptable internationally. References to the standards should also be submitted.

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