The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently declared the eligibility limit of 34 conditionally qualified applicants who had sought annual pre-qualification under RFAQ 2013 for national highway projects to be implemented in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode.
Applications for annual pre-qualification under RFAQ 2013 were invited in May this year. The eligibility limit (as on July 5th, 2013) declared by the MoRTH is valid till June 30th, 2014. The national highway projects in EPC mode would be implemented through MoRTH/National Highways Authority of India/state Public Works Department/Border Roads Organisation.
As per the list of the 34 conditionally qualified applicants, the eligibility limit of seven exceeds Rs. 1,000 crore. The applicants conditionally qualified for eligibility limit above Rs. 1,000 crore are Sadbhav Engineering Limited (Rs. 3,161.55 crore), Galfar Engineering and Contracting SAOG (Rs. 2,054.09 crore), Hindustan Construction Company Limited , Punj Lloyd Limited (Rs. 1,295.18 crore), Modern Road Makers Private Limited (Rs. 1,182 crore) IVRCL Limited (Rs. 1,144.78 crore) and KMC Constructions Limited (Rs. 1,080 crore). Another seven applicants have been conditionally qualified for eligibility limit ranging between Rs. 500 crore and Rs. 1,000 crore. The rest are conditionally qualified for eligibility limit below Rs. 500 crore.
The MoRTH had evaluated the eligibility limit of the conditionally qualified applicants based on their submission in the application. Such applicants can bid for projects whose Estimated Project Cost falls within the pre-qualified eligibility limit. Once pre-qualified, there is no need to submit detailed application at the Request for Proposal stage of each project.
Earlier, a total of 17 applicants were declared non-responsive under RFAQ 2013.
The 12th Five Year Plan envisages construction of 20,000 km. two-lane national highways in the EPC mode.