RITES invites tender for signalling and telecommunication work including electronic interlocking at various locations of Eastern Railway

RITES Limited, a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, invites online e-tender for Supply, installation, wiring, testing and commissioning of signalling and telecommunication work for electronic interlocking at Salanpur railway station on Sitarampur-Jhajha-Kiul double line electrified section in Asansol division of Eastern Railway and centralised type electronic interlocking at Dalmiya In-Plant Yard in connection with the construction of new railway siding at Dalmiya under Salanpur area of Eastern coalfields Ltd. Dist. Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal.

  • Tender Reference Number: 18/OT/RITES-ERPO/ECL – Dalmiya/SnT/2022
  • Name of Work: Supply, installation, wiring, testing and commissioning of signalling and telecommunication work for electronic interlocking at Salanpur railway station on Sitarampur-Jhajha-Kiul double line electrified section in Asansol division of Eastern Railway and centralised type electronic interlocking at Dalmiya In-Plant Yard in connection with the construction of new railway siding at Dalmiya under Salanpur area of Eastern coalfields Ltd. Dist. Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal.
  • Estimated Cost: INR 8.82 Crore
  • EMD: INR 8,82,367 Lakh
  • Period of Completion: 08 Months
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 25th November, 2022
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 08th December, 2022
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 26th November, 2022
  • Bid Submission End Date: 08th December, 2022
  • Bid Opening Date: 09th December, 2022

Scope of Work:

  • Designing of EI, Supply of S&T materials e.g. EI material, signalling cables, Quad cables, OFC, HASSDAC, UFSBI, Point Machine, IPS, Data Logger, RTU, various type of Relays, Location Boxes, Signal posts, signal units, integrated LED signal lighting units and associated S&T items and execution of S&T items to complete the commissioning of S&T works.
  • UFSBI with HASSDAC, working on quad cable and OFC, are to be provided for Block working with all adjacent block sections of the concerned station and also on the adjoining stations where block working is connected.
  • Tentative/Approved SIP shall be provided to the contractor for preparing a detailed Scheme including the design, supply and execution Plan. The final as built SIP shall be prepared and submitted by contractor at the time of commissioning of the concerned station/LC gates/IBH along with other drawings. It is being a Railway work changes in the SIP may occur till the SAT is finalised so planning of EI design is to be done accordingly.
  • Contractor has to carry out the modification works (indoor & outdoor) in the existing adjoining stations for S&T works required in connection with Signalling works prior to commissioning the EI system.
  • The work also includes the shifting of existing S&T/OFC/4quad/6Quad cables, location boxes, TLJBs, Signal Post, Point machines, wiring of location boxes, Signal units, TLJBs Junction boxes for points, SSDAC wherever required for felicitating Track works in the station section/Independent LC Gates, points and crossings, Rails, sleepers, ballast etc.
  • Work is to be done according to specification, designs, Drawings, Manuals and circulars of South East Central Railway.
  • Approval of various indoor and outdoor drawings from Railways/RITES.
  • Supply, Installation and Testing of Earthing.
  • Training of Railway Personals.
  • Design and Supply of Route control chart, wiring diagram, FPD and other schemes etc.
  • Alteration of existing Panel as per PFD.
  • Modification of wiring of Indoor Non Vital Input/output BITS (In case of EI)
  • Modification of wiring of Indoor Vital Input/ Output BITS (In case of EI)
  • Provision of Electrical Point Machines, Track Circuits/ MSDAC etc.
  • Provision of LED light Signals.
  • Provision of Block Instrument, slotting if any.
  • Provision of DTMF Way side Control equipment
  • Modification of wiring of L.C. Gate
  • Post Commissioning Maintenance.

S&T works involve the following:

  • Preparation & supply of all drawings/documents.
  • Installation, Wiring, Testing & commissioning of IPS
  • Modification, Testing, & commissioning of Data Logger.
  • Internal wiring in between Panel, Relay Racks, CTR’s etc.
  • Post commissioning Maintenance.
  • Alteration & patching work at existing P.I./ E.I cabin.
  • Any other works related to fit Railway electrification of the existing Signalling System.
  • Trenching, laying and termination of Signal/ Telecom cables.
  • Modification, Installation & Commissioning of Signals & Track Circuits to suit RE.
  • Charging & installation of batteries.
  • Fixing of Steel Apparatus cases & wiring as per approved Circuit diagram.
  • Installation and commissioning of Earth Electrodes.
  • Alteration of Wiring of Relay Racks in Relay Room /Locations.
  • Installation & commissioning of Electric Motor Points.
  • Modification of wiring & commissioning of Axle Counter.
  • Alteration of Outdoor S&T works required for commissioning of the System in connection with Railway Electrification.
  • Alteration/Installation of all Telecommunication systems as per Tender Document. Any other items not listed above but referred to in the Tender Document. (Inclusive of any other work required for completion of the work under this contract as per direction of Engineer in charge).
  • Locations at which Supply is to be made, Railway Siding at Salanpur Area of ECL, Dist. Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal. Site is available and materials are to be supplied as per directives of Engineer In Charge of RITES at the working site.
  • The Contractor has to work along with other agencies in and around the area allotted for his works. He should execute all his works in complete co-ordination and co-operation with all such agencies and provide access to other agencies so that at no time either his work or the work of other agencies is stopped or delayed.
  • In case of any dispute in this regard, the decision of the Engineer-in-charge or his representative will be final and binding on the Contractor. No claim for idle labour, plant and machinery under any circumstances will be entertained by the ECL/RITES.
  • For work close to railway line, road telephone line, power line (both underground and overhead) and structures, all precautions should be taken for ensuring that during the execution of the work no damage is caused to such assets and also no obstruction is caused to the movement of trains/road traffic.
  • The work to be governed by this contract shall cover Design, Procurement, Installation, and Transportation to destination in safe custody at site, Insurance, Supply, Erection, Testing and commissioning of the S&T system.

Inspection at site by the tenderer:

  • Tenderer are advised to inspect and examine the site and its surroundings and satisfy themselves before their tenders, as to the nature of the ground and sub-soil (as far as is practicable), the form and nature of the site, the means of access to the site, the accommodation they may require and in general shall themselves obtain all necessary information as to risks, contingencies and other circumferences which may influence or affect their tender.
  • A tenderer shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the site whether he inspects it or not and no extra charges consequent on any misunderstanding or otherwise shall be allowed.
  • The tenderer shall be responsible for arranging and maintaining at his own cost all materials, tools & plants, water, electricity, access, facilities for workers and all other services required for executing the work unless otherwise specifically provided for in the contract documents.
  • Submission of a tender by a tenderer implies that he has read this notice and all other contract documents and has made himself aware of the scope and specifications of the work to be done and of conditions and rates at which stores, tools and plant etc. will be issued to him by the employer and local conditions and other factors having a bearing on the execution of the work.

Work Experience:

  • The Bidder should have satisfactorily completed in his own name or proportionate share as a member of a Joint Venture:
    • At least one similar work of minimum value of  ₹5,73,53,846.00, or
    • At least two similar works each of minimum value of ₹3,52,94,674.00/- during the last 7 (Seven) years prior to the last stipulated date for submission of the Bid.
  • Works completed prior to the cutoff date shall not be considered.

Similar Works:

  • Similar Works shall mean the work of “Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Signalling & Telecommunication Equipment/ System with the provision of Panel Interlocking (PI)/ Auto Signalling/ RRI/ Electronic Interlocking (SSI/EI) with Multi Aspect Colour Light Signalling (MACLS)” carried out in India under a single contract (including additional work carried out under the contract).
  • The Similar nature of work required as qualifying criteria in this case of tender are Electronic Interlocking work (Indoor) OR Electronic Interlocking work (Indoor & Outdoor) of RDSO approved manufacture.

The tenderer should submit:

  • Undertaking that the equipment for Electronic Interlocking shall be procured from RDSO approved sources and installation, testing & commissioning of Electronic Interlocking shall also be got done from the same source including after sales support required during the warranty period (this document should be submitted with tender document or should be submitted in original on or before the opening date of the tender, otherwise offer will be rejected), and
  • After the award of the contract, MOU with RDSO approved source covering supply of equipment for Electronic Interlocking, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Electronic Interlocking by the same RDSO approved source including the after sales support required during the warranty period, before supply of equipment is undertaken. 


  • A weightage of 7% (compounded annually from the date of completion of the work to the last stipulated date for submission of the Bids) shall be given for equating the value of works to the last stipulated date for submission of the Bids.
  • For example, for a similar work of Rs.1,00,000/- completed on 31.12.2017 and last  stipulated date for submission of the bids was 31.08.2020, the value of work that shall be considered after giving weightage is [Rs.1,00,000*1.07*1.07] {1+[(7/100)*(244/366)]} = Rs.119832.87, rounded off to Rs.119833/-.
  • Only such work shall be considered where physical completion of entire work is over or commissioning of work has been done, whichever is earlier.
  • The Bidder should submit the details of such similar completed works as per the format at Proforma-1enclosed.
  • Works carried out by another Contractor on behalf of the Bidder on a back to back basis will not be considered for satisfaction of the Qualification Criterion by the Bidder.
  • Credential certificates issued by Government Organizations/ Semi Government Organizations of Central or State Government; or by Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies of Central/State Government or their subsidiaries/by Public Ltd. Companies listed in Stock exchange in India or Abroad or subsidiaries of such companies shall only be accepted for assessing the eligibility of a Tenderer.
  • Certificates issued by one of the aforesaid organisations as a lead member (having equity stake of 51% or more) of a Joint Venture (JV) for work executed for the JV, will also be acceptable. In case of PPP projects, if the bidder has executed a work for a concessionaire who is one of the aforesaid organisations, then the certificate issued by such concessionaire or by the public authority concerned, will also be acceptable.
  • The cut-off date shall be calculated backwards from the last stipulated date for submission of Tender i.e. for a Tender having the last stipulated date for submission on 06.08.2014, the cut-off date shall be 07.08.2007
  • The value of similar work shall be calculated excluding the element of GST on works Contract Service while evaluating on meeting the Qualifying Criteria of Work Experience.

Tender documents may be downloaded from CPPP website https://etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app and from RITES website https://www.rites.com/

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