MMRCL seeks consultants to leverage carbon credits for Nagpur and Pune metro projects

The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) is taking significant steps toward sustainability by focusing on the issuance of carbon credits through their Nagpur and Pune metro projects. By appointing a consultant to assess and register sustainability initiatives, MMRCL aims to harness carbon credit mechanisms effectively. 

Brief about Tender Submission:

Name of the Work: Appointment of a consultant to carry out assessment surveys and registration activities of sustainability initiatives undertaken by Maha-Metro in Nagpur Metro Rail project and Pune Metro Rail project for issuance of carbon credits.

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Estimated Cost (in Rs.)


EMD (in Rs.)


Contract Period

07 Years

Document Download/Sale Start Date

29th Apr, 2024

Bid Submission Start Date

24th May, 2024

Bid Submission End Date

03rd June, 2024

Pre Bid Meeting Date

02nd May, 2024

Bid Opening Date

04th June, 2024


The consultant shall work on both the Nagpur Metro Rail Phase-I Project and Pune Metro Rail Phase-I Project. Both these projects together are mentioned as “Project” in the RFP.

Work Content:

Identification of projects and assessment of projects under suitable carbon credit mechanisms to claim credits. The consultant shall carry out detailed studies to assess the potential of existing and proposed projects for getting carbon credits under suitable framework/ mechanism. Consultant shall also recommend measures/ strategies to be undertaken for future projects so that maximum revenue can be generated at this front.

Scope of Services:

  • The scope of work shall cover one or more eligible projects from the following stream:
    • Modal Shift
    • Regenerative Braking System
    • Renewable Energy (Solar)
    • Energy efficiency measures
    • Water conservation/ reuse projects
    • Other eligible projects/any new eligible carbon credit project that gets identified during the study OR that is conceptualised and implementation commences before the registration of identified eligible projects.

Preparation of Project Idea Note/Project Concept Note:

The Consultant will hold discussions with senior officers and advisors of Maha- Metro with the objective of understanding the project, collecting necessary data and completing the basic documents of the project. The Consultant will undertake site visits to understand the project and collect all relevant information.

The consultant will then prepare a detailed guidance note on how the project can be taken up as a Carbon Credit project activity. The consultant should assess the applicability of approved GHG mitigation program methodology and indicate whether development of new methodology is required. Further a macro level estimate of GHG emission reduction per year must be provided by the consultant along with the basis of the calculations undertaken. 

Subsequently, the consultant will assess the feasibility of the project as a potential GHG program and submit a report to MAHA-METRO. In case a project is not eligible under a GHG program, the consultant shall also assess if it would be eligible under any other program such as Green Credits, any other monetization mechanism, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

A minimum of Similar Work contracts specified below that have been satisfactorily completed as a prime consultant or joint venture member during last 7 (Seven) years reckoned from the last day of the month previous to the one in which the latest date of bid submission falls.

  • Should have completed Similar work costing not less than Rs. 21.44 Lakh (excluding GST) in a Single contract, or
  • Should have completed Similar work costing not less than Rs. 13.40 Lakh (excluding GST) in each of Two contracts, or
  • Should have completed Similar work costing not less than Rs. 10.72 Lakh (excluding GST) in each of Three contracts.

Source: MMRCL – Tender | Image Credit (representational): Nagpur Metro

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