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125 participants attend pre-bid meeting for Light House Projects construction

Responses to each query would be provided through a corrigendum and be made available on E-Procurement Portal.

Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 30-07-2019 17:34 IST | Created: 30-07-2019 17:34 IST
125 participants attend pre-bid meeting for Light House Projects construction
Chairing the meeting, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA said that the excitement and buzz around GHTC-India were visible during the pre-bid meeting and it clearly reflected the confidence of various stakeholders towards this initiative. Image Credit: Twitter (@PMAYUrban)

A pre-bid meeting for construction of Light House Projects under GHTC-India was organized on 29th July 2019 at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi in which officials of MoHUA, CPWD, BMTPC, HPL, NBCC, and the concerned State governments were present to address the queries of potential bidders. The Pre-bid meeting was attended by 125 participants representing more than 40 agencies. All queries raised by the potential bidders were addressed during the meeting. Responses to each query would be provided through a corrigendum and be made available on E-Procurement Portal.

Clarifications were provided that the aim of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to identify agencies that can deliver the pre-specified number of houses in minimum time and minimum cost using six-distinct innovative and alternate technologies at six locations. It was clarified during the pre-bid meeting that the concerned State Governments will extend the required support for all necessary approvals.

Chairing the meeting, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA said that the excitement and buzz around GHTC-India were visible during the pre-bid meeting and it clearly reflected the confidence of various stakeholders towards this initiative. He opined that these LHPs are envisaged to build an eco-system for the adoption of innovative technologies in the housing construction sector in a holistic manner. The overwhelming response at the pre-bid meeting is an encouraging sign towards the realization of the LHPs the secretary said.

Participating agencies may log on to www.eprocure.gov.in. to download the RFPs and for further details pertaining to RFP can be accessed on GHTC-India website https://ghtc-india.gov.in/.The last date to submit the bid is 20th August 2019.

The Hon'ble Prime Minister declared 2019-20 as Construction Technology Year during the inauguration event of Construction Technology India (CTI) 2019 Expo-cum-Conference under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India). GHTC-India launched by Shri Hardeep S Puri, Hon'ble Minister of State (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, aims to get globally acclaimed, alternate and proven construction technologies for speedier and cost-effective construction of affordable housing. Subsequently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has published Request for Proposal (RFP) for construction of Light House Projects (LHP) at six selected sites under GHTC-India. These LHPs will be constructed at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala, and Lucknow.

The RFP was published on July 05, 2019 at www.eprocure.gov.in.for each location.

(With Inputs from PIB)

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