MMRDA invites tenders for its delayed BKC building

Jul 31, 2013, 01:00 IST | Ranjeet Jadhav

After MiD DAY exposed how the planning authority's 'new' office had overshot its deadline by one-and-a-half years and was still lying unused, officials have stepped on the gas and invited tenders for the completion of work

MMRDA authorities seem to have taken serious note of the article published in MiD DAY recently, exposing how the developmental body is yet to complete work on its swanky office in BKC, even though the deadline for the project has been exceeded by over a year-and-a-half (‘MMRDA can’t even stick to deadline for own building,’ August 27). 

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Shamed into action: MiD DAY’s July 27 report spurred the MMRDA into action, andtenders were invited immediately for interior works in the building

Spurred into action by the report, the planning authority has invited tenders for the completion of internal work. Confirming the development, MMRDA Joint Project Director Dilip Kawatkar said, “We have invited tenders for the completion of interior works in the new MMRDA office that is coming up in BKC.”

The tender states that the successful bidder will be providing and executing interior, furniture and other civil works for MMRDA’s office building. The tenders will be made available from August 1, and e-tenders will be opened on 30 August. Significantly, the tender notice mentions that the successful bidder must complete the work in eight months, including the monsoon.

The pre-bid meeting is scheduled in the MMRDA’s engineering division on August 14. The bidder will have to pay an earnest money deposit of Rs 25.8 lakh. The total cost for the interior works is pegged at Rs 25.80 crore.

The tender notice also mentions that bidders should have successfully completed at least one interior and modular furniture work in the past three financial years, for any government, semi-government or reputed corporate (MNC) office building, costing equal to or more than Rs 12 crore. The bidder should also be an established manufacturer of modular furniture. 

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