Tender works in Karnataka
There were 2,023 tenders worth Rs 28,934 crore including
corrigendum and addendum floated for project-related works in Karnataka during
the twelve months period between September 2006 and October 2007 according to
ProjectsToday. This is around 7 per cent of 30,103 tenders floated in
the country during the year. Maharashtra led the pack with 4,575 tenders, while
Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh followed with 3,550 and 2,981 tenders
Classification by sectors
Roadways attracted a maximum of 562 tenders worth Rs 19,064 crore. NHAI
initiated tenders for various highway works under the National Highways
Development Programme. In this the major one was the Rs 440 crore global tender
for four-laning of Devihalli-Hassan section (from km 110.000 to km 189.500) on
NH-48 in July 2007. In Jan 2007, the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd.
invited bids worth Rs 400 crore for construction of a new expressway from Outer
Ring Road to the international airport in Devanahalli taluk (BMRDA project) on
BOT basis. The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike floated tenders worth Rs 21 crore for
improvement of arterial roads of Bangalore in December 2006.
The railways attracted 155 tenders worth Rs 1,038 crore. South Western Railway
and South Central Railway dominated the tender scene with as many as 80 tenders
between them for bridges and gauge conversion works. These included the Rs 6
crore tender by SWR for earthwork, construction of minor bridges, protective
works and allied works from km 30/000 to km 40/000 in connection with
Kottur-Harihar new BG line via Harapanahalli in July 2007. Bangalore Metro Rail
Corporation Ltd floated 10 tenders. Major among them was the Rs 323 crore
pre-qualification bids for the construction of elevated and at grade stations
for Bangalore metro rail project phase-I in December 2006.
The irrigation sector elicited 376 tenders worth Rs 2,805 crore. Karnataka
Neeravari Nigam Ltd and Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Ltd floated several tenders for
irrigation schemes across the state. In December 2006, KNNL floated Rs 61 crore
tender for modernisation of Davanagere branch canal from 0 to 30 km, including
rehabilitation of structures, distributory, laterals, etc.
Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd floated Rs 86 crore tender in April 2007 for
survey, investigation, planning, design, supply, installation, testing and
commissioning of lift irrigation system for filling up of tanks and bandars in
Bijapur and Bagalkot districts on turnkey basis.
The power sector elicited 254 tenders worth Rs 2,678 crore. The Karnataka Power
Transmission Corporation Ltd floated 132 tenders for substations and associated
transmission lines. In January 2007, KPTCL invited bids for Rs 80 crore project
work involving 110/11 kV substation at Bisalahalli village, Somasamudra in
Bellary district and 110 kV evacuation lines from the proposed 220 kV station at
Sindhanur in Raichur district. The National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd
invited bids for Rs 60 crore 10.0 mw (±10%) capacity wind energy farm expandable
up to 20 mw (±10%) on turnkey-cum-O&M contract basis.
Among other sectors, aviation infrastructure saw 23 tenders worth Rs 223 crore.
In May 2007, the state government invited EOIs for development of airports at
Gulbarga, Bijapur and Shimoga on PPP basis. Real estate, hospitals and other
community services together garnered 326 tenders worth Rs 1,513 crore.
The Karnataka State Industrial Investment & Development Corporation Ltd invited
RFP in May 2007 from consultants for preparation of Utility Master Plan for
development of 408 acres adjacent to Bangalore International Airport at
Devanahalli. The detailed master plan for the project which is expected to have
facilities like international convention centre, cargo handling and warehousing
facilities, IT/BT park and aviation-related business, would include drawings for
roads, water supply, sewerage, power, telecom, storm water drains and solid
[29 October 2007]