ISLAMABAD: The National Highways Authority (NHA) Executive Board has recommended the PC-1 for construction of Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway at the cost of Rs88.32 billion for the consideration of Central Development Working Party (CDWP).
According to documents available with Business Recorder that Executive Board recommended the PC-1 for construction of Kharian-Rawalpindi 4-lane Motorway having 6-lane structures (117.1 kms) at the cost of Rs88.32 billion for the consideration of the CDWP.
The Board directed that; (a) Local and international bidders be invited through Request for Proposal (RFP) for the construction projects for motorways on PPP/BOT basis; (b) a clause be incorporated in “Instructions to Bidder” that prospective bidder must have experience of successful execution of the PPP projects at national/international level.
The NHA Executive Board approved the award of works for “Rehabilitation and Upgradation of Jhaljao–Bela Road to the lowest evaluated bidder M/s JHCECABD (JV) (JV of M/s Jiangsu Haitong Construction Engineering Co Ltd and M/s Aitmaad Builders and Developers) at their evaluated/corrected bid price of Rs7.498 billion with voluntarily rebate of 3.86 percent having continuous effect, thereby final bid price of Rs7.208 billion, which is 24.61 percent below the engineer’s estimate of Rs9.56 billion- based on CSR-2014 with the condition that the amount of performance security shall be increased to two times as per Clause IB 28.4 of bidding document.
The NHA Executive Board approved the award of agreement for consultancy services for “Design Review and Construction Supervision for Dualisation of Quetta Western Bypass (22.7 km)” to M/s PEAS Consulting (Pvt) Ltd in JV with M/s Engineering Consultancy Services Punjab and M/s AAN Consulting Engineers, the successful Consultants in the Combined (Technical + Financial) evaluation at the evaluated cost of Rs47.99 million, which includes salary cost, direct non-salary cost and all type of applicable taxes except GST) and Rs7.67 million as General Sales Tax @ 16 percent.
Hence, total contract value becomes Rs55.672 million.
The NHA Executive Board approved the award of Works, Package-2A: Rehabilitation of National Bridges Behrain-Kalam (N-95) KM 106+025 to KM 132+675 (12 Bridges) Lot-1: Behrain-Kalam (8 Bridges) Km 106+025 to Km 122+626) and Lot-2: Behrain-Kalam (4 Bridges) Km 127+157 to Km 132+675) to M/s Sachal Engineering Works (Pvt) Ltd at their quoted/evaluated bid price of Rs504.869 million for Lot-1 and Rs348.032 million for Lot-2, which is 19.10 percent and 25.95 percent above Engineer’s Estimate based on CSR-2014 respectively.
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