4 bidders for general advisory work of Chennai Metro Line-4


Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has today submitted tenders for the General Consultant (GC) contract for Line 4 of Chennai Metro by 4 design and engineering consortia after the opening of technical bids.

It is a retainer to provide GC services for 26.09 km Line-4, which aims to connect Lighthouse-Poonamallee bypass via Porur in 118.9 km with 28 stations, 18 elevated and 10 underground. Chennai Metro Phase 2 Project.


CMRL originally Invited EOI Went through the proposals for proposals and the bidding process in January 2020 shortlist 3 unions in February 2021. Later the opening of financial bids was put on hold along with the entire process. finished At the end of May some of the 4 ineligible bidders were not happy with the results and evaluation standards.

CMRL re-invited bids With 63 months (5.25 years) contract period for service in June. According to the tender document, they expect to appoint a consultant by 18 October 2021.


If anyone knows of all the members of each union, please leave a comment below or send me a message using contact page.

Chief bidders:

  • AECOM India
  • Aysa Ingeneria and Arquitectura, SAU
  • MM Spa
  • sistra

Updates – Here is the list of all the members of each union

  • AECOM India – Oriental Consultants Global – Nippon Koei JV
  • Ayesa Engineering & Architecture – Ayesa India – Korea Rail Network Authority JV
  • MM Spa – Mott McDonald – Padeco JV
  • Systra – Aegis Rail – RITES JV

In the final round, AECOM and SYSTRA had bid together in a consortium, but they went it alone. Aysa had previously bid in a joint venture with DB Engineering, KRNA and Dohwa Engineering, but I am not sure if this is still the case. Similarly, MM SPA had earlier bid with Aegis Rail, Italfer and Surbana Jurong.


tender: CMRL-P2-GC-02-2021

short range: CMRL invites online tender through e-procurement bids on Quality-Cost Based Selection (QCBS) for NIT No.-CMRL-P2-GC-02-2021- “General Consultant for Chennai Metro Rail Phase 2 Project ( Selection of GC) – Corridor 4 and part of Corridor-3 and 5

ChennaiMetroLine4RouteMap Kolkata Metro
Route of Line-4 of Chennai connecting Poonamallee Bypass – Porur – Light House – View Chennai Metro Phase 2 information and full route map

The GC will be selected on the basis of Quality and Cost Based System (QCBS) method in which the winner is selected through a combination of marks obtained after evaluation of Technical Bid (70% weightage) and Financial Bid (30% weightage).

This consultancy service will be financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). In December 2019, AIIB Accepted A concept proposal for a US$ 356.65 million (approximately Rs 2700 crore) lending by CMRL to finance a portion of the construction of Line-4, including necessary support and technical assistance.


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