RITES invites tenders for sub-consultancy services for Geotechnical Investigations for new Rail Line between Solapur-Tuljapur-Osmanabad

RITES Ltd., a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, has invited tenders for the work of Sub-Consultancy services for Geotechnical Investigations for provision of New line between Solapur-Tuljapur-Osmanabad (84km).

  • Tender Reference Number: RITES/UI/MUMCR/SURUMD/TGP/104B
  • Estimated Cost of Work: INR 95.71 Lakhs 
  • Time for Completion: 06 months
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 28-Jun-2021
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 15-Jul-2021
  • Bid Opening Date: 16-Jul-2021

Scope of Work:

  • Bore log to be taken and soil investigation has to be carried out for bore holes with the approved laboratory & location and levels are to be shown with GPS coordinates and GTS benchmarks respectively. 
  • Permanent GTS/TBM is to be pegged as per engineering code.
  • The number and location of bore holes to be taken is as per provision in Engineering code for banks, structures, minor bridges, FOBs, ROBs, RUBs & for Important Major Bridges on each pier/ abutment and other locations where required for execution project as per practice in vogue. 
  • The firm has to plan the requirement of bore logs for geotechnical investigation in consultation with RITES/Railways as per actual requirement. Detailed Geotechnical Investigation Report including proper logging of bore logs duly indicating its sequence and recording necessary geotechnical properties will be prepared. 
  • The geotechnical investigation reports (3 sets) should be submitted to RITES and the Railway office and approval should be taken from the Railways/RITES. 
  • Additionally, soil samples in standard boxes shall be submitted to the Railway and should be kept at the location suggested by Railways. 
  • All the material, tools, plants, equipment, stationary, transportation required will be borne by the agency. 
  • The testing of the samples is to be done through NABL approved laboratories.


The work shall comprise of:

  • Taking the boreholes for Geotechnical investigations as specified location in the
  • Engineering code at above and other locations as required for designing of the structure in consultation with RITES and Railways.
  • Driving bore holes, collecting strata samples in the prescribed manner and testing of samples etc. as per BIS specifications from NABL approved laboratory.
  • The bore log report shall comprise of location in GPS co-ordinates and levels in GTS bench mark format along with location sketch with reference to fixed structure in the vicinity.
  • The log samples are to be collected and preserved in the standard boxes with due tags and shall be handed over to the Railway along with a report.
  • SBC at Every strata/Change of strata should be provided in the report.


  • The site of work is spread from Osmanabad to Solapur stations of Central Railway spanning over an approximate stretch of 84km. 
  • The bores are generally proposed at FOB, major/minor bridges, ROB/RUB, tunnel, utility structures and for formation of proposed line. 
  • The borehole locations will be finally decided by the RITES/Railway representative base on site feasibility & the requirements.

Note: Location plan of each bore showing ground level/rail level with respect to GTS benchmark and references from fixed structures will have to be prepared by the contractor as per joint visit with Railways/RITES officials. Approval of borehole location plan from RITES and Railways to be obtained prior to execution.

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

Past Tenders:

Following are the some of the tenders floated by RITES recently:

  • Tender No.: RITES/GM/NGP/WCL/Wani/GT/T-06-2021
    • Name of work: Geotechnical Investigation for 11nos. of RCC Box bridges, 5 nos. of major bridges and 1no. of major bridge on Wardha River in connection with the Construction of Railway Siding at Mungoli-Nirguda Open Cast Mine of Wani Area of WCL.
    • Estimated Cost of Work: Rs. 16.80 Lakh
    • Time for Completion: 60 days
    • Name of work: Design, Drawing, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 25 KV (AC) OHE system, Modification/Extension of SSP, provision of SCADA system & Electrical General works includes illumination of Yard/ Buildings/pathway by 30 & 20 mtr High masts for shifting of Y curve siding to a new location between LJKR-BRJN stations on already evacuated and filled up coal mined area of M/s MCL under IB valley & Dismantling of existing OHE of old Y curve.
    • Estimated Cost of Work: Rs. 23.58 Crore
    • Time for Completion: 12 Months
  • Tender Number: 06/OT/RITES/RPO-KOL/BCCL-BHOJUDIH/ST/21
    • Name of work: Supply, Installation, Wiring, Testing and Commissioning of Signalling and Telecommunication P.I. work in connection with Renovation / Strengthening of the existing Railway Siding at Bhojudih Coal Washery, Santhaldih, West Bengal under S.E. Railway, Adra Division.”
    • Estimated Cost of Work: Rs.13.31 Crore
    • Time for Completion: 09 months

About RITES Limited:  

  • RITES Limited is a Miniratna (Category-I) Schedule ‘A’ Public Sector Enterprise and a leading player in the transport consultancy and engineering sector in India, having diversified services and geographical reach.
  • Company has an experience spanning 46 years and has undertaken projects in over 55 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, South America and the Middle East region.
  • RITES Limited is the only export arm of Indian Railways for providing rolling stock overseas (other than Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).
  • RITES Ltd., an ISO 9001:2015 company, is a multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies. 
  • It provides a comprehensive array of services under a single roof and believes in transfer of technology to client organizations. 
  • In overseas projects, RITES actively pursues and develops cooperative links with local consultants / firms, as means of maximum utilization of local resources and as an effective instrument of sharing its expertise.

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