The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has released the second list of conditionally qualified applicants with their eligibility limit under annual pre-qualification (RFAQ 2013) for national highway projects to be implemented in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode.
The second list includes 60 conditionally qualified applicants with the eligibility limit ranging between Rs. 4.47 crore and Rs. 2,545 crore.
There are six conditionally qualified applicants in the list with eligibility limit exceeding Rs. 1,000 crore. Larsen & Toubro Limited has been conditionally qualified for an eligibility limit of Rs. 2,545 crore. The other conditionally qualified applicants with eligibility limit above Rs. 1,000 crore are Oriental Structural Engineers Private Limited (Rs. 2,515.90 crore), Corsan Corviam Construccion SA (Rs. 1,782.02 crore), Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (Rs. 1,240 crore), Constructora Sanjose SA – GVK JV (Rs. 1,083.04 crore) and Ashoka Buildcon Limited (Rs. 1,056.50 crore). Among the remaining 54 conditionally qualified applicants, the eligibility limit of seven falls between Rs. 500 crore and Rs. 1,000 crore. The rest are conditionally qualified for eligibility limit below Rs. 500 crore.
With the release of the second list, the total number of conditionally qualified applicants under RFAQ 2013 stands at 94. The first list declared the eligibility limit of 34 conditionally qualified applicants. The eligibility limit of all the conditionally qualified applicants, as on July 5th, 2013, is valid till June 30th, 2014.
In May this year, the MoRTH invited applications for annual pre-qualification under RFAQ 2013 with the objective of taking up projects relating to improvement of roads and bridges across various sections of national highways in the EPC mode. After scrutiny of the applications, 17 applicants were declared non-responsive. The first list of 34 conditionally qualified applicants was released on September 3rd, 2013. In case of 144 applicants, certain clarifications were sought before September 10th, 2013. Based on the clarifications furnished in response, the MoRTH released the second list of conditionally qualified applicants with their eligibility limit on September 23rd, 2013.
A conditionally qualified applicant is considered eligible to participate in the bidding process of projects whose estimated project cost falls within his pre-qualified eligibility limit. Once pre-qualified, there is no need to submit detailed application at the Request for Proposal stage of each project.
The national highway projects undertaken in the EPC mode would be implemented through MoRTH/National Highways Authority of India /state Public Works Departments/Border Roads Organisation.