The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has floated open e-tenders for Providing Consulting Services for Detailed Technical Inspection of ROBs, RFOs (Rail Flyover), Major and Important Bridges etc. This initiative spans the stretch from Sachin DFC km 286.867 to New Makarpura km 420.808 section of the WDFC.
Brief about Tender Submission:
Name of the Work: Providing Consulting Services for Detailed Technical Inspection of ROBs, RFOs (Rail Flyover), Major and Important Bridges etc. as per requirement and relevant guidelines and submitting detailed report including suggesting suitable corrective measures wherever required under the jurisdiction of CGM/DFCCIL/Vadodara from Sachin DFC km 286.867 to New Makarpura km 420.808 section of WDFC.
|Tender Reference Number
|Estimated Cost (in Rs.)
|EMD (in Rs.)
|Document Download/Sale Start Date
|17th Jan, 2024
|Bid Submission Start Date
|25th Jan, 2024
|Bid Submission End Date
|08th Feb, 2024
|Bid Opening Date
|08th Feb, 2024
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL), a public sector undertaking has been set up under the Indian Companies Act, 1956 (Amended 2013). DFCCIL is a Special Purpose Vehicle set up under the administrative control of Ministry of Railways to undertake planning & development, mobilisation of financial resources and construction, maintenance and operation of these Dedicated Freight Corridors on various identified routes in India.
Government of India is the sole shareholder of the DFCCIL. DFCCIL has planned to construct a Dedicated Freight Corridor covering about 3338 route Kilometres on Eastern and Western Corridors. The coverage of the Eastern Corridor is from Ludhiana to Dankuni and Western Corridor is planned from Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai to Dadri near Delhi. DFCCIL has decided to Carry out Detailed inspection of Girder Bridges of DFCCIL under CGM /Vadodara.
Scope of Works:
Carrying out Detailed inspection of Girder Bridges:
- The work to be carried out under this contract includes carrying out detailed inspection of the Girder bridge(s) and submitting an inspection report. Frequency of Inspection shall be decided by DFCCIL depending on the condition of Bridge. Normally Frequency shall be once in 5 years.
- Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the contract document, the scope of work briefed herein shall be treated as the scope of Work for the Contract in addition to the requirements of the other sections of the Contract documents.
- The scope of work is representative and will include all works required to successfully fulfil the requirement of “Detailed Inspection of Girder Bridges”, not limited to items listed herein below. The scope of work will apply to every Girder Bridge for which the detailed inspection is carried out under this contract.
- To study the drawings and records of previous inspections carried out and any repairs undertaken.
- To review the data regarding various parameters of the bridge recorded through the instrumentation carried out on the bridge, if any.
- To carry out detailed inspection of the bridge and record all observations and upload all relevant evidence related to the Bridge Inspection in the Bridge Management System (BMS) App of DFCCIL and also record the inspection observations in Bridge Inspection Register/e-register.
- For this, the bridge inspector is directed to follow the Guidelines for bridge inspection issued by DFCCIL and if on any aspect of bridge DFCCIL’s guidelines are not available, then Indian Railway Bridge Inspection guidelines are to be followed.
- To provide numerical rating with regards to the condition of the Bridge and its various components in line with the Numerical Rating system of Laid in Part-II of this tender document.
- To submit an inspection report if there is a need for any special investigation/ testing/repairs recommended to be carried out on the bridge or for any other recommendation which cannot be provided through the BMS.
- To provide any clarification sought by DFCCIL officials about the findings and recommendations related to the bridge inspection carried out.
Inspection of Substructure:
Substructure of bridges are the elements that connect the foundations with the superstructure. In some cases, like the arch/Box bridge, there is little to differentiate between substructure and superstructure. On the other hand, in case of abutments, often the substructure and foundation is the same.
While the superstructure can be accessed from the track and the foundation by road/river, the substructure is not easy to access, especially when the piers are very tall. All attempts should be made to get as close to the substructure element as possible and also to get a clear view of the piers from adjacent spans/pier caps. Guidelines for inspecting piers and abutments are given below separately.
The Bidder or Lead member in case of JV firm should have been a registered company for at least 5 years as on the date of Bid submission. The Bidder or Lead member in case of a JV firm should be an ISO9001-2015 certified company.
The Bidder or Lead member in case of JV firm must have completed successfully completed or substantially completed any one of the following categories of work(s) during last 07 (seven) years, ending last day of month previous to the one in which tender is invited:
- Three similar works each costing not less than the amount equal to 30% of advertised value of the tender or
- Two similar works each costing not less than the amount equal to 40% of advertised value of the tender or
- One similar work costing not less than the amount equal to 60% of advertised value of the tender.
The Bidder or Lead member in case of JV firm should have a minimum total staff of 10 (Ten) persons including the key expert positions as on the date of submission.
This initiative aligns with DFCCIL’s commitment to ensuring the structural integrity and safety of critical railway infrastructure.
The Tender document can be downloaded from DFCCIL’s website https://dfccil.com/
Source: DFCCIL- Tender | Images Credit (representational): DFCCIL
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