KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has awarded the RM15.47bil underground works package for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line to MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT).
The contract is the largest work package for the construction of the SSP Line, said MRT Corp in a statement on Thursday.
The underground works package involves the design, construction and completion of tunnels, underground stations and associated structures such as portals and escape shafts for the SSP Line’s 13.5km underground alignment from the Jalan Ipoh North Escape Shaft to the Desa Waterpark South Portal.
“The working relationship between MRT Corp and MGKT began with the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. This good relationship can now continue with the SSP Line,” said MRT Corp CEO Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar.
Shahril said as with all work packages, the successful tender was selected on the basis of best evaluated tender, where it was evaluated on technical and commercial criteria. This meant that the successful tender might not always be the one with the lowest price.
“Nevertheless, for this tender, I can reveal that the best evaluated tender had the best score for the technical evaluation and also had the lowest price,” he said.
MGKT was one of five companies shortlisted during a pre-qualification exercise carried out in June 2015. The other four shortlisted companies were China Railway Group Limited (CREC), China Communications Construction Company Limited, Taisei Corporation and Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company Limited.
However, only MGKT, CREC and China Communications Construction Company Limited submitted tenders.
The award is the third major civil and infrastructure works package to be awarded for the SSP Line.
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