Tuesday, August 16, 2011

28 shortlisted for MRT jobs

Prasarana to start calling tenders next month (The Star)

PETALING JAYA: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) has shortlisted 28 individual and joint-venture (JV) companies that are eligible to bid for various elevated civil works, stations and depot packages under the multi-billion ringgit My Rapid Transit (MRT) project.

In a statement issued yesterday, Prasarana group managing director Shahril Mokhtar said tenders for these packages would be called in stages starting from next month until December 2012.

“Tenders for the first stage, which involve two civil works packages, will be issued early next month,” Shahril said.

Shahril: ‘Tenders for the first stage will be issued early next month.’
The two packages are a 5.4km stretch from Taman Bukit Ria to Plaza Phoenix in Cheras and a 5.2km stretch from Taman Suntex to Bandar Tun Hussein Onn.

There are 18 works packages with eight packages under elevated civil works, eight for elevated station works and two packages for depot. These works packages are divided into two categories open and bumiputra.

In choosing the qualifying contractors, applicants were evaluated based on their financial capabilities, track record, experiences, existing management staff and key personnel, average annual construction turnover in the last five years, existing plant and equipment as well as their existing quality, safety, health and environment practices.

For JV submissions, technical and financial evaluations were carried out on the individual companies. The total score of their technical and financial points were combined based on their equity percentage.

The pre-qualification exercise for the MRT project attracted a strong response, with 286 companies purchasing the tender document and 195 companies submitting their applications.

The MRT is the country's biggest infrastructure project to date and part of the Greater Klang Valley Master Plan. It will be integrated with the existing light-rail transit, KL Monorail and KTM services.

Cutting through the city centre from Sungai Buloh to Kajang, the MRT will run for about 51km. It will be serviced by 27 elevated stations and seven underground stations, and depots at Sungai Buloh and Kajang.

Out of the 51km route, 9.5km will be underground. Shahril said tenders for the other works packages would announced in due course.