Operation and Maintenance of Select Areas of Ahmedabad and Jaipur Airports
Airports Authority of India (“Authority”), established under Airports Authority of India Act, 1994 (“Act”), is a Category-I Mini-Ratna Public Sector Enterprise. The Authority is mandated under the Act, inter alia, to manage the airports, civil enclaves and the aeronautical communication stations efficiently (other than airports and airfields belonging to, or subject to the control of, any armed force of the Union). The Authority in its persistent efforts to provide world class infrastructure and services to its stakeholders has been endeavoring to excel amongst its global peers by undertaking various initiatives.
As one of the initiatives, the Authority, has now, decided to seek a strategic partner for Operation & Maintenance (the “O&M”) to ensure highest standards of service in select areas other than city side and air side but including passenger terminal, car park, aprons and associated utilities of the
a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad, Gujarat
b) Jaipur International Airports at Jaipur, Rajasthan
by entering into an O&M contract (the “Projects”).
In this regard, AAI has initiated the process of Global Bidding Process for O&M of Select Areas of Ahmedabad and Jaipur Airports on Public Private Partnership arrangement.
The Authority wishes to receive electronic Bids from world renowned Airport operators for the O&M arrangement of the Airports with clearly defined roles and responsibilities and risks of each Entity in terms of undertaking O&M of the Airports and both the entities will then enter into an agreement to operationalize the arrangement.
To develop the Projects, the Authority intends to appoint an O&M Operator who shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Project under and in accordance with the provisions of a long-term operation and maintenance agreement to be entered into between the O&M Operator and the Authority.
Scope of the Project
The O&M Operator, is expected to implement global best practices and processes in operation & maintenance of the following facilities at the Airport (the “Select Areas”):
(a) passenger terminal building including the airport operations control centre, fire control room, kerbside approach road and passenger boarding bridges;
(b) apron area (not including the apron areas of the cargo terminal), including provision of ground handling services through approved ground handling agencies;
(c) surface car park;
(d) all terminal approach roads including movement area between the terminal building and apron area; and
(e) all other areas, structures, assets, equipment and machinery forming part of the Select Areas.
Revenues of O&M Operator
The revenue to the O&M Operator under the O&M agreement will accrue from the following two elements:
(f) fixed fee to be paid by the Authority to the O&M Operator; and
(g) incentives having reference to Incremental Per Passenger Revenues attributable to the Select Areas.
The O&M Operator shall be entitled to collect certain charges from users of the Airport in accordance with the O&M Agreement
Scope of the Authority
The Authority will continue to be responsible for all other facilities at the Airport including the following:
(h) undertaking operations & maintenance of airside facilities including runway, taxiway, cargo complex including cargo apron, other city side facilities, all supporting facilities and utilities for runway, taxiway, cargo complex including cargo apron, other city side facilities;
(i) operating and managing the ARFF at the Airport;
(j) provision of ATM and CNS services at the Airport;
(k) developing new facilities or expansion/augmentation of the existing facilities of the Airport including facilities being operated and maintained by the O&M Operator; and
(l) responsible for operation, maintenance and augmentation of power & water utilities subject to the provisions of the O&M Agreement.
The Authority may, from time to time, undertake further development or expansion of the abovementioned Select Areas, and the scope of work of O&M Operator will include the operation and maintenance of such developed/expanded Select Areas in addition to the existing areas.
Reference / Links to the RFP
The RFPs have already been hosted on AAI’s website http://www.aai.aero for both the airports on 30th December 2016 and the same can be downloaded from AAI website.