MRT Corp appoints PMC for MRT3 Circle Line project

MRT Corp chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim

KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has appointed a joint venture of HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd and HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd as its project management consultant (PMC) for the MRT3 Circle Line project

In a statement, MRT Corp said the PMC will assist MRT Corp in managing and delivering the project at a cost of RM997.9mil.

The open tender process for PMC saw the participation of 13 companies, through five consortiums.

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Apart from technical and commercial submissions, the bidders also had to submit a proposal for economic enhancement programs and a response to various implementation and engineering solutions.

MRT Corp said this rigorous and multi-pronged evaluation is to ensure that the PMC has the relevant experience and demonstrated capabilities to undertake a transformational approach in delivering this major national infrastructure project.

“Besides assisting MRT Corp, we also expect the PMC to serve the needs of the civil and system work package contractors too so that we can work together effectively to deliver the Project,” chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim said.

“All parties’ interests must be aligned to deliver the common objectives. The responsibility to synchronise construction work activities has been tasked to the PMC. The PMC will be given targets and KPIs, with a penalty for not meeting them,” he added.

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Meanwhile, MRT Corp has extended the deadline for technical submission for CMC302 and CMC303 packages of MRT3 from Aug 2 to Sept 30, 2022, due to an overwhelming response.

Based on this extension, the full tender submissions will now be due on Sept 30 while the deadline for CMC301 full tender submission remains unchanged on Aug 30.

The implementation of the MRT3 Circle Line Project will see the appointment for 5 main packages, which consist of one Project Management Consultant (PMC) package, three Civil Main Contractor (CMC) packages, and one Systems Turnkey Contractor (STC) package.

“MRT Corp expects the construction cost of the MRT3 Project to be competitive and comparable to the cost of MRT Putrajaya Line Project. This open tender exercise is intended to attract the most competitive bids,” Mohd Zarif said.

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“MRT3 is beyond a construction project, it is an opportunity to rejuvenate the economy, and upskill the talent and capabilities of Keluarga Malaysia,” he added.

“The new approach in project delivery and contracting strategy is a culmination of a decade’s worth of experience of MRT Corp as the asset owner and project developer. We believe this approach will be a growth impetus for the construction and rail industries.

“Local companies, particularly Bumiputera-owned, now have an opportunity to be in an ecosystem, where expertise, skills, and technology can be cross-fertilized,” Mohd Zarif said.

The MRT3 Circle Line is the critical final piece to complete Kuala Lumpur’s urban rail network.

Its proposed 51km alignment will run along the perimeter of the city of Kuala Lumpur and be connected to MRT, LRT, KTM, and Monorail lines through 10 interchange stations.

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