Kochi Metro awards Phase-1B (Petta-Tripunithura) PMC contract to Aarvee Associates

KOCHI: Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) awarded the Project Management Consultant (PMC) contract of Phase-1B (2.95 km extension from Petta to Tripunithura through 2 stations at Vadakkekotta and SN Junction) of Kochi Metro Rail Project to Hyderabad based M/s.Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt Ltd.

KMRL invited tenders for the same last year in which M/s Feedback Infra stood L-1, however it was cancelled due to change/enhancement of scope of work of the alignment. Once the administrative and financial approvals for the enhanced portion of work was obtained, a new tender was floated on February 11, 2020 for the above contract with a submission deadline of May 26, in which bidders like Aarvee Associates, Feedback Infra, Consulting Engineers Group, RITES, Colliers International, RINA India Pvt Ltd, Padeco, BDO India Ltd, Nippon Koei, BARSYL, KITCO Ltd have evinced their interest for participation.

The Technical Bid Score of May 29, 2020 for the PMC Contract is as under:

Bidder Name Score
Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt Ltd 88
Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd 77
Rina Consulting SpA 64 (disqualified)
Padeco India Pvt Ltd 62 (disqualified)

The Financial Bid Values of June 23, 2020 of PMC Contract  is as under:

Bidder Values
Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt Ltd Rs. 17.59 crore
Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd Rs. 20.18 crore

The Quality-cum-Cost-Based-Selection (QCBS) method used to select Aarvee Associates, in which proposals remained ranked and scored, according to their combined technical and financial score. Aarvee Associates scored the highest technical score and also placed the lowest bid.

Project Management Consultant (PMC) of phase-1 extension of Kochi Metro Rail Project from Petta to Tripunithura terminal covering a distance of 3 km including Panamkutty River Bridge is the scope of work of the said contract.

The current status of Kochi Metro Phase 1B 2 civil sections is going on in a phased manner. Petta–SN Junction (1.79 km) under construction by KEC International & China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (KEC-CCECC) JV through a Rs.265 crore contract it won in June 2019.

As regards the SN Junction–Tripunithura (1.163 km) section, KMRL invited bids for this section’s civil construction earlier in May. The last date to submit bids is July 14. The Detailed Design Consultancy contract was awarded to LKT Engineering Consultants on May 18.

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