The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has released the list of applicants found non-responsive in the annual pre-qualification process (RFAQ 2013) initiated in the month of May for national highway projects to be implemented in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ list contains a total of 17 applicants who were non-responsive. Such applicants had failed the test of responsiveness as mentioned in the Request for Qualification document because of either not applying in the prescribed format along with supporting documents or failing to file the application online or lack of adherence to the requirement of submitting hard copies of necessary documents.
The applicants declared non-responsive have been informed that they could again apply for annual pre-qualification under Part II of RFAQ 2013 to participate in the bid process of individual national highway projects slated for implementation in the EPC mode through the MoRTH/National Highways Authority of India/state Public Works Departments/Border Roads Organisation.
The MoRTH has already invited applications from individual entities as well as joint ventures for annual pre-qualification under Part II of RFAQ 2013. The application for annual pre-qualification is required to be submitted online by September 17th, 2013. The physical submission of necessary documents has to be ensured by September 24th, 2013.
As in RFAQ 2013, the objective of Part II would be to evaluate, pre-qualify and register the eligibility limit of applicants. The applicant needs to indicate the upper limit of his eligibility for which he wishes to get pre-qualified in the application. At the end of the exercise, the MoRTH would announce the applicant’s pre-qualification with eligibility limit in financial terms. Thereafter, the applicant 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. The eligibility limit of the applicant would be declared as on September 17th, 2013, with the pre-qualification valid till June 30th, 2014. Applicants left out or those wanting to update the eligibility limit, with validity up to June 30th, 2014, could apply online from November 1st till November 18th, 2013. Applicants already successful under RFAQ 2013 do not need to apply again.