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BDA and M/s Simplex Infra - Just Curious

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Disclaimer first. Not pointing any fingers here, things are very likely to be squeky clean, and I only have the rights to ask as a citizen. Just curious, and want to know if anyone else noted that Simplex Infrastructure has been awarded almost all Outer Ring Road flyover projects coming up on South/East side of city. When BDA didn't put all flyovers up together on a single tender, isn't it interesting then to see that most (or all 8?) of them (ORR from Silk Board junction to K R Puram) have landed up with Simplex Infrastructure?

To repeat, its just curiousity. It could be a coincidence (Simplex may have some magic formula to price flyover work), or a case of sacrificing transparency for speed.

PS: A case where some BDA work seemed to have begun before the tenders were floated for the works was noted here: http://praja.in/en/~bangalore/blog/silkboard/2008/10/21/outer-ring-road-project-work-first-tender-later

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psaram42's picture

Rampant corruption

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 Rampant corruption is the order of the day. NDTV’s coverage of the same topic on common wealth games and GIM etc are very disturbing to read in the papers and view on the TV. There is a need to check this pilferage by general public proactive actions.

Is it possible to standardize the tendering process to make it more transparent and fool proof? This along with vigilance by the news papers / TV Channels should minimize such corruption. A Lokaukta with full powers is also overdue. 

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Before conclusions, some more data

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Work for these 8 flyovers, all of these from silk board to KR Puram, that have gone to one single company were floated in 4 separate packages.

Package-1, Package-2, then 1 flyover separately, another one separately. So it looks a little better, but still, 4 bidds won by a single vendor, could be coincidence.

Department/Location Tender Number Tender Title Estimated ValueNIT Published DateLast Date for Bid Submission
BDA-EE-MCD2 No. BDA/EE (Spl-D)/TEN-2009-10 Consultancy services, for Project Management and Quality Assurance for Construction of underpass along ORR at Kadubeesanahalli junction. 382866000 04/12/2009 19:00:17 22/12/2009 16:00:00
BDA-EE-MCD2 BDA/EE(SplD-LPD)/TEN/2009-10/sl no 2 Consultancy services for project management and quality assurance for • Construction of Flyover along ORR at Mahadevpura junction. 353245529 04/12/2009 18:58:45 22/12/2009 16:00:00
BDA-EE-MCD2 BDA/ EE(SplD-LPD)/TEN/2009-10 Consultancy services for project management and quality assurance for • Construction of Flyover along ORR at the junction of ORR & 14th main of HSR layout. • Construction of Flyover along ORR at Bellandur Junction. • Construction of Flyover along ORR at Devarabesanahalli. Package-1 1036840736 25/08/2009 19:06:31 19/09/2009 16:00:00
BDA-EE-MCD2 BDA/2009-10/WORK_INDENT18 CONSTRUCTION OF GRADE SEPARATORS ALONG OUTER RING ROAD AT MAHADEVPURA. 353245143.88 27/07/2009 19:13:24 12/08/2009 16:00:00
BDA-EE-MCD2 BDA/2009-10/WORK_INDENT17 CONSTRUCTION OF GRADE SEPRATORS ALONG OUTER RING ROAD AT KADUBISANAHALLI JOIN. 382866181.91 27/07/2009 19:12:52 12/08/2009 16:00:00
BDA-EE-MCD2 BDA/EE(SplD-LPD)TEN/T-238/2009-2010 Consultancy services for Proof checking of detailed Engineering Design and Drawing for • Construction of Flyover along ORR at Mahadevpura junction. • Construction of underpass along ORR at Kadubeesanahalli .junction. Package-2. 736111698 13/07/2009 20:02:03 20/07/2009 16:00:00
BDA-EE-MCD2 BDA/EE(SplD-LPD)/TEN/T 238/2009-2010 Consultancy services for Proof checking of detailed Engineering Design and Drawing for • Construction of Flyover along ORR at the junction of ORR & 14th main of HSR layout. • Construction of Flyover along ORR at Bellandur Junction. • Construction of Flyover along ORR at Devarabesanahalli. Package-1. 1036840736 13/07/2009 20:01:06 20/07/2009 16:00:00

srinidhi's picture

lil better..

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 The tender process could be suspicious..but at least one consolence is that it has gone to a professional co with a good track record..atleast from their website!

Hope they dont turnout like Maytas who did the betl..which is unusable in rains already!

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