The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited applications from individual entities as well as joint ventures for annual pre-qualification in case of national highway projects to be implemented in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode.
The implementation of the projects is to be carried out by MoRTH/National Highways Authority of India/state Public Works Department/Border Roads Organisation.
The RFAQ process aims to evaluate, pre-qualify and register the eligibility limit of applicants. An applicant has 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 is going to 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 will be declared as on July 5th, 2013, with the pre-qualification valid till June 30th, 2014. Applicants who are left out of the RFAQ process or those wanting to update the eligibility limit for the validity period may apply online from 1st November till 18th November, 2013.
The MoRTH has drawn up plans to award national highway projects measuring atleast 7,300 km. in length during the financial year 2013-14. More than 50 percent of the projects are to be implemented in the EPC mode.