DFCCIL invites EOI for Consultancy Services for DPR, Detailed Designing and PMC works

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for Empanelment of Consultants for Indian Railways for the Consultancy Services for DPR/Detailed Designing/PMC Works

  • Tender Number: HQ/ENWC/EDAM/1/2022
  • Name of Work: EOI (Open Ended) for Empanelment of Consultants for Indian Railways for the Consultancy Services for DPR/Detailed Designing/PMC Works.
  • Pre Bid Meeting Date: 15.03.2022
  • EOI Documents will be available: from 04.03.2022
  • Last Date of Document: 04.04.2022  


  • Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) intends to empanel eligible consultants/Firms for undertaking consultancy services for Project Management Consultancy Service for Indian Railway (IR) Projects. 
  • Scope of PMC services may include but not restricted/limited to the following services to successfully execute, within the stipulated completion period, the multi-disciplinary (Civil, Electric & S&T) Construction Works:
    • Project Management support. 
    • Contract management. 
    • Claims Management & resultant dispute resolution using various ADR techniques (Mediation, Conciliation & Arbitration).
    • Programme management. 
    • Project budget and Finance management. 
    • Dealing GST related matters. 
    • Day to Day Supervision of the Works. Ensuring Quality of the Works. 
    • Ensuring Work site safety and Monitor Safety, Health and Environment (SHE). 
    • Inspection/Testing and acceptance of the Material for incorporation in the Works.  
    • Checking, reviewing & certifying & processing of interim monthly Payment, other related Payments and Final payment to the Contractor, duly ensuring all the requisite recoveries.
    • Environmental Management. 
    • Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC). 
    • Stakeholder coordination. 
    • Endorsement and issue of Engineer’s Non-Objection Certificate to Construction Drawings. 
    • Testing and Commissioning of the Works. 
    • Support preparation of manuals for operation and maintenance. 
    • Support training of MOR personnel.
    • Support of implementation of the action plan for labour protection, including HIV/AIDS prevention program, for construction workers.


  • The Indian Railways’ quadrilateral linking the four metropolitan cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Howrah, commonly known as the Golden Quadrilateral.
  •  And its two diagonals (Delhi-Chennai and Mumbai-Howrah), adding up to a total route length of 10,122 km comprising of 16% of the route carried more than 52% of the passenger traffic and 58% of revenue earning freight traffic of IR. 
  • The existing trunk routes of Howrah-Delhi on the Eastern Corridor and Mumbai-Delhi on the Western Corridor were highly saturated, line capacity utilization varying between 115% to 150%. 
  • Railways lost the share in freight traffic from 83% in 1950-51 to 35% in 2011-12.
  • The growth of the Indian economy has created demand for additional capacity of rail freight transportation, and this is likely to grow further in the future. 
  • This burgeoning demand led to the conception of the dedicated freight corridors along the Eastern and Western Routes. 
  • Minister for Railways, made this historic announcement on the floor of the House in the Parliament while presenting the Railway Budget for 2005-06.
  • This led to the establishment of “Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCC)”, to undertake planning & development, mobilization of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of the dedicated freight corridors. 
  • DFCC was incorporated as a company under the Companies Act 1956 on 30th October 2006.

The Tender document can be downloaded from IREPS website www.ireps.gov.in and DFCCIL’s  website www.dfccil.com.

Source: DFCCIL-Tender | Image Credit (representational): MoR