K-RIDE invites bids for engagement of General Consultant for Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project by QCBS Method

Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) has invited technical and financial proposals from reputed Consulting Firms for General Consultancy Services for Assistance in Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP).

  • Tender Notice No.: K RIDE/BSRP/08/2021
  • Name of work: Engagement of General Consultant for Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP) QCBS.
  • Period of Consultancy Services: 4 Years Plus 12 Months O&M for the work

Detailed Scope of Service:

The services of the GC (incl. its expert personnel), may be broadly covered under the following heads and described subsequently:

  • Critical study of DPR (incl. amendments thereon) of Bengaluru Suburban Railway  Project (BSRP) and value addition over & above provisions of these studies.
  • Project Management and monitoring
  • Assistance in preparation of procurement strategy and bid process management for selection of Contractors, Suppliers, including preparation of bid documents etc.
  • Activities related to Contract Management.
    • Proof-checking of designs, drawings, technical proposals and specifications  along with ensuring system integration and interface management.
    • Supervision of Civil infrastructure works as well as implementation activities for Systems including but not limited to electrical & mechanical, solar systems, power supply, traction, signalling and train control, telecommunication systems, rolling stock, AFC etc.
  • Testing, trials, statutory approvals and commissioning.
  • Knowledge transfer, capacity building of Employer.
  • Support during Operation & Maintenance phase and Defect Liability Period
  • Ensure compliance to Social and Environmental safeguards measures and to national laws and regulations and “Funding Agency” Environmental and Social Policy if any.
  • Other important and enabling services to be provided by GC:
    • Distribution of roles and responsibilities between the team members of GC
    • Preparation, approval  and implementation  of  Quality Assurance Plan of all works and contracts
    • Implementation of consultation plan/Stakeholder Engagement plan during  the  project preparation to ensure meaningful consultations using appropriate approach during any pandemic/calamitic situation in the preparation of Resettlement Plan, Livelihood Restoration plan, and other  safeguards instruments, aligned with the requirements of “Funding Agency” if any.
    • Review, update, implement, and report preparation of RP, Livelihood Restoration Plan, Stakeholder Engagement Plan, and other social plans
    • Review, update and implementation of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Plan
    • Coordination and integration of IT based platforms with the IT system of K-RIDE, including implementation of Software for progress review and monitoring on a real time basis.
    • Support K-RIDE on project financial management and disbursement work
    • Preparation of reports to track the progress of all project related works
    • Support K-RIDE in its land, building and station monetization plans
    • To assist the employer in deploying sustainable construction specification   & methodology, quantifying and improving the green/carbon ratings of the project and its sub systems including advice/assistance/design of green   system/solar energy installation, water recycling systems & other related issues.

Critical study of DPR (incl. amendments thereon) of Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP) and value addition over & above provisions of these studies:

  • GC shall collect the Detailed Project Report (DPR), any amendments to DPR, work done so far or under progress and any other relevant material/reports/etc.
  • The GC shall study in detail the project holistically as well as each of the project components with respect to the following aspects but not be limited to:
    • Design Review and Optimization of all the project components i.e. Civil  Engineering (Earthwork, Bridges and viaduct, Track works, Tunnel works,station buildings, depot OCC, DCC etc.).Electrical, Rolling stock &  OHE (SCADA, OCS, TPS) and Signaling & Train Control, Communication, AFC, Design criteria and System Integration.
      • Standards and Specifications
      • Technology and Best Practices
      • Layouts / Drawings
      • Reports
      • Constructability
      • Integration among various agencies IR/ BMRCL/road networks
      • Interface Management and Project timelines
      • Cost Estimate and Controls
      • Financial and physical phasing
      • Operation and Maintenance planning, etc.
      • Overall project integrity, durability and adequacy
  • The GC shall produce a comprehensive  report on  assessment  of  each sub-component,  gap analysis, risk identification and areas for improvement in consultation with Employer.
  • The study shall contain assessment of various sub-components presented in the DPR and its related  amendments and reports. Apart from  the  sub-components mentioned  in  these documents,  other  relevant  material  related  to  connectivity with  IR/  BMRCL/ROAD  networks, Multi Modal Integration with other modes of transport, etc. need to be critically reviewed.
  • The GC shall undertake domestic and international benchmarking based on standards, world-wide  best practices, market scenarios and  gap analysis for different  sub-components  and technology  options. Based on  this analysis and  gap assessment  conducted by GC, the GC shall suggest value additions in different project components, sub-systems and suggest appropriate technology options.
  • Based on this option analysis, the GC shall provide recommendations for specific areas of improvement by way of supplementing or modifying existing details with additional/new details. This shall include a detailed comparative evaluation and value for money analysis over the project life cycle, wherever applicable.
  • The GC shall also suggest new ideas/concepts beneficial for the overall success of the project based on their national and international experience as well as thorough due diligence.
  • The GC shall identify necessary approvals and clearances from relevant / statutory authorities for the supplemented / modified parameters or deviations (if any) and  assist  Employer in obtaining  the same. The assistance expected from the GC  shall  include but not be limited to preparation of draft documents with justification, presentations, etc.
  • The GC shall identify key risks, propose risk mitigation measures and prepare  and/or update detailed risk management plans, including disaster management  plans, in consultation with Employer.
  • GC shall assist in preparation of conceptual schemes for stations, property development and other buildings and master layout for depots which shall be undertaken by Employer.
  • The GC shall prepare an updated project implementation plan including financial and physical phasing for approval of the Employer. The GC shall be responsible for monitoring project progress in accordance with the approved plan (including  amendments/revisions thereon, if any) and highlight any nonconformity or deviations.
  • Information: The  Employer shall  within a reasonable time give to the Consultant, free of cost, all information which he is able to obtain, and which may pertain to the Services. But this will not relieve  the responsibility of the Consultant  to collect all the necessary information from other organizations, agencies etc. for the execution of the work assigned. The Information shall be provided at the earliest.

About Bangalore Suburban Rail Project:

K-RIDE is entrusted with the responsibility of execution of Bangalore Suburban Railway Project. The project comprises of four Corridors at a total length of 148.17 km.

Corridor From – toLength (km)Number of Stations
1KSR Bengaluru to Devanahalli 41.4015
2Baiyappanahali to Chikkabanavara25.01 14 
3Kengeri to Whitefield 35.52 09
4Heelalige to Rajanakunte 46.24 19 
  • The proposed four corridors lines are expected to provide much needed last mile connectivity to the commuters and also traverse through some of the densest and traffic congested areas of the city, and are expected to bring connectivity to the Information Technology Industry.
  • The project is proposed to be completed in 6 years at an estimated cost of Rs. 15,767 crores.
  • The project is expected to be completed by 2026.

Bidding Documents can be downloaded from-procurement portal free of cost i.e.,https://www.eproc.karnataka.gov.in

Source: K-RIDE-Tender | Image Credit: K-RIDE