DFCCIL invites tender for signalling & telecommunication maintenance and allied works for two sections of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has floated open e-tenders, in Single Stage Two Packet System for Signal & Telecom maintenance and allied works for two sections of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC).

  • Tender Reference Number: DFC-DDU-SNT-SSTMC-2023-01
  • Name of Work: Signal & Telecom maintenance work including supply of minor spares and hiring of manpower & maintenance vehicles for New ERC/DDU to New Chirailapathu section & Sonnagar Link to New Sonnagar Junction section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC).
  • Estimated Cost of Work: INR 11,32,49,465/-
  • EMD: INR 7,16,300/-
  • Completion Period: 24 Months
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 29th Nov, 2023
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 01st Jan, 2024
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 18th Dec, 2023
  • Bid Submission End Date: 01st Jan, 2024
  • Tender Opening Date: 01st Jan, 2024

Scope of Services:

The Contractor/agency shall provide the MTS/Helper, Fitters, Telecom Maintainer and Wiremen between DDUN (Ex) to New Chirailapathu section & Sonnagar Link to New Sonnagar Junction section & IMD’s/IMSD’s of EDFC or at any other office/site of DFCCIL as required, at the agreed rates and terms & conditions.

The detailed scope of services, skills/experience and the tentative number of outsourced personnel required and their tentative deployment is given at Annexure-A, B & C respectively of the Bid document.

The Contractor shall ensure to take all safety measures during the execution of the work and shall work under supervision of DFCCIL S&T staff of minimum Jr. Executive Level. It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor/Agency to verify the qualification and experience of the outsourced manpower deployed for the job as per Annexure-B.

Candidates will be examined for performing the defined functions by DFCCIL and DFCCIL reserves the rights to verify and check the credentials and qualification of the outsourced personnel deployed by the Contractor.

If during the course of engagement of any hired manpower, it comes to notice that he/she has misrepresented the fact about his/her qualification/ experience, the Contractor will have to terminate the service of such staff immediately and shall provide suitable replacement within 07 days’ time.

The work shall be executed at 07 EDFC Stations, 07 Auto Signalling Sections & 04 IR Connecting lines in a total stretch of approximately 136.5Km under the Jurisdiction of CGM/DDU as per requirement/instruction of DFCCIL site-in-charge.

Tentative Locations where the work need to be executed on “as & when required basis” is tabulated below including OCC:

Sr. No. Stations Station Code State
1 New Ganjkhwaja GAQN U.P
2 New Durgauti DGON Bihar
3 New Kudra KTQN Bihar
4 New Karwandiya KWDN Bihar
5 New Sonnagar Link SEBL Bihar
6 New Sonnagar SEBN Bihar
7 New Chirailapathu CPBN Bihar
  • The work shall be done as per instruction issued by DFCCIL site-in-charge. DFCCIL’s SSOD (Standard Schedule of Dimensions) shall be followed to avoid any infringement during execution of work at the site.
  • The Contractor shall ensure the safety of existing assets like cables etc. during the activities like trenching, cable laying etc. and if any of the existing cables gets damaged during the work, the repairing /replacement of the same shall be done by the Contractor at his own cost.
  • The Contractor shall ensure to take all safety measures during the execution of the work. The Contractor shall arrange the space for storage & inspection of the material at his own cost (except RDSO inspection) or request DFCCIL to allot the space at any of the EDFC stations/IMD/IMSD given in para 5.3.8 above.
  • RDSO inspection charges will be reimbursed by DFCCIL on production of documentary evidence for the same. However, responsibility regarding safety & security of the stored material shall vest with the Contractor only.
  • Equipment/material in the schedule where RDSO/IS specification has not been stipulated, shall be procured from manufacturers of repute/ their authorised dealers/ approved source. All the materials to be supplied by the Contractor need to be at the nominated work sites as required and instructed by DFCCIL site-in-charge.
  • The loading, unloading and transportation of these materials to the site of work will have to be done by the Contractor at its own cost. The security of the material brought to the site of work will remain with the Contractor till the material is taken over or duly erected and accepted by the DFCCIL.
  • All the material and workmanship to be used in this work shall be of extremely good quality, reputed make and shall have appropriate class in every respect and is expected to give trouble free service.
  • DFCCIL shall have full power to reject any material that it may consider to be defective or inferior in quality, workmanship or otherwise not in accordance with the Specification and the DFCCIL’s decision shall be final, even though they might have been inspected by RDSO/RITES as per RDSO guidelines. The Contractor shall remove forthwith any such material rejected and replace them promptly at his own cost.
  • Approved Design/Drawings shall be made available to the successful tenderer on request, to identify the location of existing S&T cables and other equipment, wherever required, during the execution of work like trenching/laying/connection of Power Cables and earthing through BEC etc. at the site as per requirement, so as to ensure that no damage is done to healthy cables and other S&T gears/equipment. DFC representatives shall assist the successful tenderer to interpret the drawings and specifications.
  • After the issue of the Acceptance letter, the successful tenderer shall inform the concerned Dy. PM/APM/ JPM or Officer-in-charge (S&T) of DFCCIL as per their respective jurisdiction, prior to starting any execution of work at any location.
  • Before carrying out the digging, trenching or any other earth related works, the Contractor shall ensure to locate & safeguard the known and unknown underground utilities by using a pre approved scanning Equipment. The Equipment to be used for scanning shall be approved from DFCCIL.
  • Following officials shall be the Jurisdiction wise Site-in-charge of work for inspection of material, certification of execution of work. Filling of the measurement book issued by DFCCIL shall be the responsibility of Executive/Sr. Executive/S&T nominated by the following officers, which further has to be certified by the concerned JPM/APM/Dy.PM/S&T. Jurisdiction of officials will be informed at the time of commencement of contract.

Skilled Manpower:

  • Attention to Point Machine and Ground Connection for cleaning, oiling, tightening of nuts & bolts and maintenance under supervision of DFCCILStaff.
  • Attention to level crossing booms for correcting alignment. repair & replacement.
  • Attention to location boxes for alignment & strengthening.
  • Attention to Wheel sensor and deflectors for tightening, alignment etc.
  • Attention to axle counter TLJB for cleaning, alignment etc.
  • Attention to Signals/Shunt Signals for cleaning, alignment etc.
  • Checking safety adjustments/compliances/validations of all signalling gears.
  • Restoration works at the time of accident/ derailment.
  • Prompt attendance of breakdown/ equipment failures as per instructions of DFCCIL Staff.
  • Any other work associated with maintenance of S&T Gears, assigned by DFCCIL site- In charge.


Definition of similar of work in this tender is, “To carry out the work related to Repairing / Refixing / Replacement/Construction/ Maintenance of Signalling & Telecommunication Assets in Indian Railways or in Railway PSUs like RVNL, IRCON, RITES, DFCCIL etc. or in any other Govt./Semi-Govt. organisation.”

At The tenderer must have successfully completed any of the following 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 Tender document can be downloaded from DFCCIL’s website https://dfccil.com/

Source: DFCCIL- Tender | Image Credit (representational): Central Railway

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