Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has floated tender for design, supply, installation, testing & commissioning of indoor and outdoor signal and telecommunication work in Bhanupali (Incl.) to Dharot (Incl.) (20 Km) section in connection with new single broad gauge rail line between the Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Beri section in the state of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, India.
- Tender Reference Number: RVNL/CDG/ S&T/BNLY-DHAROT/PKG-1
- Name of Work: Design, supply, installation, testing & commissioning of indoor and outdoor signal and telecommunication work in Bhanupali (Incl.) to Dharot (Incl.) (20 Km) section in connection with new single broad-gauge rail line between the Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Beri section in the state of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, India.
- Estimated Cost: INR 54.19 Crores
- EMD: INR 108.38 Lakh
- Period of Work: 30 Months
- Document Download / Sale Start Date: 05th Sep, 2023
- Document Download / Sale End Date: 06th Oct, 2023
- Pre-Bid Meeting Date: 15th Sep, 2023
- Bid Submission Start Date: 05th Sep, 2023
- Bid Submission End Date: 06th Oct, 2023
- Bid Opening Date: 06th Oct, 2023
The Ministry of Railways has approved the project of construction of a new railway Broad Gauge (BG), an electrified single line between Bhanupali- Bilaspur-Beri located in the states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
The proposed rail link branches out from the existing railway line, at Bhanupali station of the Sirhind Nangal Dam section of the Northern Railway in Punjab. The proposed rail line will cross the Punjab state boundary and will reach Beri via Bilaspur, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
The estimated length of this new rail link is 63.10 km. This rail link will be a Broad-Gauge railway designed for 25T loading.
- Detailed Estimate is Rs 6753.42 Cr (Jan. 2019)
- States Involved: Punjab – 14 Km & Himachal Pradesh – 48.6 Km
- Total Length – 63.10 km
- Length on Surface – 27.93 km (44.7%)
- Length in Tunnels – 26.13 km (41.7%)
- Length on Bridges – 08.54 km (13.6%)
- Number of New Stations – 07 Nos (Bhanupali, Thaluh, Dharot, Paharpur, JagatKhana, Bilaspur and Beri)
- Speed Potential – 100 kmph
- Total no of tunnels: 20
- Length of Tunnel: 26.13 km
- Maximum Length of the tunnel: T10 (3810.5 m)
- Minimum Length of the tunnel: T6 (165 m)
Bridges (Up To 20 Km):
- Major/Important Bridges: 08
- Minor Bridges: 27
Scope of Works:
Signalling & telecommunication works in connection with the provision of Supply, Installation, testing & commissioning of EI indoor, S&T outdoor work From Bhanuplai (Incl.) to Dharot (Incl.) (20 Km) in connection with the New Single BG line Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Beri section (63.10 km).
Apart from Indoor and outdoor signalling works at stations mentioned above, The work contains 4 block sections to be provided with High Availability Single section Digital Axle counter System complete with dual sensor as per RDSO Specification No. RDSO/SPN/177/2012 with version 3 or latest complete in all respects.
Including reset box. It shall have dual sensors with multiple aspect colour light signals. For Block working by means of UFSBI with BPAC, the work is to be done also at adjacent stations.
Provision of Route setting type centralised operation of points and signals with EI/RRI at all stations in connection with S&T system for Supply, Installation, testing & commissioning of EI indoor, S&T outdoor work From Bhanuplai (Incl.) to Dharot (Incl.) (20 Km) in connection with the New Single BG line Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Beri section (63.10 km)
Supply, Installation, wiring, programming, testing of Electronic Interlocking by the RDSO approved manufacturer, provision of motor operated points, D.C. tracks circuits, MSDAC/HASSDAC/SSDAC and MACLS, Indoor and Outdoor work related to New Single line Construction.
Provision of interlocking of level crossing gates located in the station section along with commissioning by means of Panel & VDU/ Two VDUs at stations.
Provision of Block Proving by Digital axle counters and interlocking of mid section LC gates as per requirement and approved Signal Interlocking Plans.
Designing and documentation including completion documents of signalling drawings for indoor and outdoor work.
Removal of S&T infringements or shifting of signalling gears like LC gates, location boxes, signals, cables etc. and telecom gears like cables, EC post etc. to facilitate the progress of earth work and bridge work for double line.
Supply and installation of signalling equipment viz. Electronic interlocking with wiring, operating cum indication panel, signal units and accessories, Integrated power supply equipment, Block Working with axle counter, location boxes and accessories, track circuit equipment, point machines with ground connection, electric lifting barrier , data logger with networking etc.
Indoor work of programming and commissioning of electronic Interlocking, erection of Relay rack, CT rack, wiring of relays, testing and alterations in circuits, installation of power supply equipments & IPS, operating and indication panel, data logger and networking, axle counter, installation of DG sets, painting and lettering of all indoor gears, releasing of all indoor gears etc.
Outdoor work of trenching and laying of cables, foundation for signals, location boxes, etc. wiring of location boxes, signal units, points machines, track circuits, axle counter jointing of signalling cables, earthing, RE protection, erection of electrical lifting barrier, painting and lettering of all outdoor gears, releasing of all outdoor gears.
Provision of Telecom facilities including Outdoor work of trenching and laying of Telecom cables (Six Quad /OFC), Jointing, Erection of Emergency Control Phone (ECP), Communication facilities for SP/SSP/TSS/SCADA etc.
Testing of all indoor equipment for functional/operational requirements and all outdoor equipment of signals, points, track circuits, LC gates etc and carrying out necessary adjustments and modifications in consultation with Engineer. Preparation of all documents related with testing and test reports.
Provision of all New control and communication equipment or Shifting of all control and communication equipment in the new ASM room along with associated telecom work.
Inspection of S&T Work:
S&T work is required to be carried out in accordance with the IRS specification for RRI/PI (S/36/87) and conforming to RDSO Specifications No. RDSO/SPN/192/2005 for EI with latest amendments issued.
The installation practices of all signalling gears should be as per the Signal Engineering Manual Part I &II issued in June 2021 or Latest September 2001 and to suit latest relevant correction slips.
The work is required to be carried out in accordance with the RE manual for stations falling under 25 KV electrified traction. The execution is required to be carried as per standard specifications of RVNL. However, specifications, drawings and other details mentioned in BOQ or in special conditions, wherever applicable will prevail over the standard specifications.
The Signal & Telecom material to be supplied by the contractor as per RDSO Specifications/ Drawings will have to be procured from approved Vendors appearing in Vendor Directories of RDSO and to be supplied duly inspected by RDSO.
Where there are not more than three Indian suppliers categorised as Approved Vendor for a particular item, developmental vendors can be considered for the placement of bulk order without any quantity restrictions. (Ref RB letter no 2001/RS(G)/779/7Pt 2 dated 06.11.2018).
In case where there are more than three Indian suppliers categorised as Approved Vendor for a particular item, total quantity to be ordered on developmental sources shall be limited up to 20% of NPQ as per Railway Board’s letter no. 2001/RS(G)/779/7 Pt 2 dated 25.06.2018.
For procurement through RDSO Vendors for Developmental order, prior approval of RVNL’s Engineer shall be obtained duly following conditions laid down in the aforementioned letters.
The Signal & Telecom material to be supplied by the contractor as per TEC/DOT/BSNL specification will have to be procured form DOT/TEC approved firms. The inspection of such items will however be carried out by RDSO provided the value is more than the value stipulated in inspection policy of RDSO.
In case the contractor is supplying imported equipment from an approved manufacturer, then in addition to the manufacturer’s test certificate, such equipment shall be inspected by RDSO.
Signal & Telecom items not inspected by RDSO/ RITES for any reason will be inspected by the Engineer / Authorised Representatives of RVNL. In case of any difficulty in inspection, RVNL may decide the authority of inspection, either by any other Govt. agency or by consignee. Whenever materials are inspected by Authorised Representatives of the RVNL/Engineer, the contractor will be required to furnish his or manufacturer’s Guarantee Certificate.
The RVNL 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 RVNL’s decision shall be final, even though they might have been inspected by RDSO/RITES.
The contractor shall remove forthwith any such material rejected and replace them promptly at his own cost. Inspected and accepted material, if damaged during transit, shall be replaced by the contractor free of cost prior to installation.
Inspection Charges of RDSO and RITES will be borne by the Contractor. In case of Change of Inspection from RDSO/RITES to RVNL/Consignee,1% of cost of material to be deducted by RVNL, as Inspection Charges.
The following conditions will apply:
- Material conforming to RDSO specn/drg is procured from RDSO approved source.
- Contractor shall submit Manufacturer’s Guarantee Certificate for the material.
- All such cases where change in agency of inspection other than mentioned in the schedule is required will be processed for specific approval of competent authority.
Minimum average annual construction turnover in equivalent INR – Rs. 43.35 Crores (Approx.) Calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last three financial years.
Execution as contractor, or subcontractor, at least One contract that has been successfully or is substantially completed within the last Seven years before the deadline for submission of the bids, and that is similar to the proposed work.
The similar work here shall be that which includes at least any one of the quantities of key activities mentioned below:
- Installation, testing and commissioning of EI/SSI/PI/RRI works of at least 2 stations in railway through single contract.
Tender documents can be downloaded from website https://rvnl.org/active-tenders-new
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