Processing of bids for Smart City Trivandrum Will be Delayed!

The board meeting for the Smart City Thiruvananthapuram limited, the special purpose vehicle constituted for executing smart city project was supposed to be held on last week but was postponed due to the absence of key members.

Smart City cell of Trivandrum Corporation has been instructed to start the preliminary procedures for processing the bids for selection of consultant for Smart City Project.

The board meeting for the Smart City Thiruvananthapuram limited, the special purpose vehicle constituted for executing smart city project was supposed to be held on last week but was postponed due to the absence of key members.

Although another date was fixed for December 13, the meeting might have to be rescheduled again as principal secretary has reportedly told the officials that he would be unavailable. Due to these reasons, Smart City Cell has been directed to begin the work on processing of bids.

For the consultancy, 10 firms had participated in pre-bid discussion and corporation has received queries from three firms; Wadia Techno-engineering services ltd, Mahindra Consulting engineers ltd and IPE global limited.

The board has decided that consultant will be chosen based on 80:20 weight for technical and financial bid. There would be sub categories under technical bid and for each sub category 65% marks need to be attained and an aggregate of 75% have to be met for technical bid. Then only the company would be qualified to participate in the financial bid. The weightage of final choice would be 80:20 for technical and financial bids.

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