93.56 Km.) in the State of Rajasthan under NHDP, Phase-III (Project) through public- private/ Public Sector Partnership (PPP) on Design, Built, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis and decided to carry out the bidding process for selection of the bidder to whom the Project may be awarded.
The process of selection of bidders comprised of the following two stages:-
Pre-qualification of interested applicants as per parameters laid down in the
Request For Qualification (RFQ). This was the qualification stage.
The applicants declared successful at RFQ stage, subject to a maximum of six
would be allowed to participate in the second stage of bidding, namely bid stage i.e. Request For Proposal (RFP). (c) In March, 2008 the NHAI invited applications for above Project through RFQ published in newspaper/website with an intention to pre-qualify and shortlist the applicants as per the provisions of the RFQ document. The due date for submission of the RFQ was 8th May, 2008. The said date for submission was thereafter extended to 29th May, 2008 and subsequently to 19th June, 2008. (d) In response to the RFQ invitation, 23 firms, JVs, consortiums submitted the RFQ applications by the due date of submission. The Petitioner alongwith its consortium partner, Atlantia S.p.A of Italy submitted the RFQ on the due date to NHAI. (e) The duly constituted evaluation committee of the NHAI evaluated the applications submitted by all the 23 applicants and on the basis of evaluation, the NHAI
shortlisted the following six applicants:
Sl. N 1. 2. 3. 4.
Name of Applicant Navinya-Atlantia Consortium GVK-Leighton-Mitsui Consortium HCC-Laing Consortium Maytas-China railway 18th Bureau (Group) Corporation Ltd. IJM-Abertis-IDFC JV ISOLUX-SOMA Consortium
The above mentioned shortlisted applicants including the Petitioner were duly
informed by the NHAI about their shortlisting in accordance with Clause 1.2.1 and Clause 3.5.2 of RFQ document by way of NHAI’s letter dated 26th August, 2008 with an intimation that all the above shortlisted applicants are eligible for participation in the (ii) stage of bidding process subject to continuing compliance to various provisions of the RFQ. It was clearly stipulated in the said letter dated 26th August, 2008 that the provisions of the RFQ would apply mutatis mutandis to this announcement regarding shortlisting and subsequent bidding. (g) Subsequently, the NHAI issued RFP document to the above shortlisted applicants with last date of submission as 14th October, 2008, which was extended from time to time and the last date of submission was 23rd December, 2008. (h) On the 23rd December, 2008 the NHAI opened the bids submitted by the parties and noticed that out of six shortlisted applicants the following four bidders had submitted
M/s ISOLUX-SOMA Consortium
M/s HCC-Laning Consortium
M/s Mytas-China Railway 18th Bureau (Group)