Gujarat launches road PPP project

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Gujarat launches road PPP project

The government of Gujarat (India) has published the request for qualification (RFQ) for the Mehsana-Himmatnagar road PPP project.

The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operate, maintain and transfer (DBFOMT) basis for a period of 12 years including construction period of 2 years.

The Government of Gujarat through the Government of India has obtained a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) towards the cost of the project which is estimated at Rs3342.8 million (US$55.2 million).

The Government will provide 40% of the estimated construction cost to the concessionaire, as cash support during construction. This will be fully financed from the World Bank under the Gujarat State Highway Project-II (GSHP- II). Semi-annual payments during the operating period of 10 years of the concession will be made by the Government.

The project involves a 61 km long corridor between Mehsana and Himatnagar. It includes the upgrade from two to four lane by y improving horizontal and vertical alignments, construction of new pavement, construction and/or rehabilitation of major and minor bridges, culverts, road intersections, drains, road and environment safety and the operation and maintenance.

The bidders must have a minimum net worth of 25 % of the estimated project cost. Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 5 May 2014. The shortlist is scheduled to be announced on 13 August 2014.

See RFQ document:

http://www.gshp2.gov.in/sites/default/files/tenders/Final%20uploaded%20Modified%20RFQ%20MH.pdf

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