Bullet train: Tata, Nippon bag project mgt contract
Two global consortia led by Tata Consulting Engineers and Nippon Koei have technically qualified to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the construction of the 508.17 km Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project.
The National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) in December 2016 had appointed a General Consultant (GC) team comprising of Japan International Consultants for Transportation—Nippon Koei–Oriental Consultants Global and is now looking to appoint a dedicated PMC firm to manage construction work, a bulk of which is under construction by Larsen and Toubro (L&T).
NHSRCL had invited bids for the Project Management Consultancy (PMC) on November 11 and plans to select a consultant based on the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method. Technical bids were opened in December-end last year to reveal three bidders.
Scope of work includes PMC services for the construction of civil works packages of Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR.
Qualified bidders and scores (out of 100):
Tata Consulting Engineers–Consulting Engineers Group-Aarvee Associates-PADECO Co JV: 99.25
Nippon Koei–Oriental Consultants Global Co–RITES JV: 97.25
Disqualified bidders included Engineers India-RODIC Consultants-STUP Consultants-LEA Associates South Asia joint venture.
Nippon Koei India Pvt Ltd (NK India) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Koei Co Ltd of Japan (Nippon Koei), specialising in engineering consulting and electric power engineering with headquarters in New Delhi. The company focuses on projects in India and other developing countries.