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TenderAs per data mapped by Projects Today, a total of 37,492 project tenders at an aggregate value of Rs 9,85,658 crore were floated during FY19. The aggregate value of works proposed through tendering process saw a positive rise of around 18 percent Y-o-Y when compared to FY18. In all, in FY18, 29,577 project tenders with aggregate value of work order worth Rs 8,37,585 crore were floated in FY18.

Community Services, Irrigation sectors main drivers

The increase in aggregate value of work proposed through tendering process was mainly on the back of the Community Services sector, and the Irrigation sector, which rose by 107 percent to Rs 1,03,828 crore compared to Rs 50,117 crore in the corresponding period of FY18. The number of tenders floated during FY19 were also 10 percent more than FY18. A total of 4,593 project tenders were floated in the Community Services sector during FY19 from 4,178 tenders floated in FY18.

In the Community Services sector, the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) floated the most high valued tenders during FY19. In all, APCRDA invited 67 project tenders worth Rs 32,732 crore. Apart from this, the Central Public Works Department and PWD across various states floated 1,270 tenders for work orders worth Rs 15,888 crore.

However, the most notable tender in the Community Services sector during FY19 was floated by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) for development of BISMA layout of Konadasapura village in Bidarahalli, Hobli in Bengaluru East taluka of Karnataka under PPP mode, worth Rs 6,000 crore.

The Irrigation sector was another sector which registered a positive growth trajectory in FY19. The tendering in this sector registered a growth from Rs 78,747 crore in FY18 to Rs 1,00,023 crore in FY19. The sector accounted for 10.15 percent of the total share of tenders floated during the year.

In the Irrigation sector, the Water Resources Department, Madhya Pradesh (285 tenders, worth Rs 14,245 crore) and the Water Resources Department, Odisha (312 tenders, worth Rs 3,168 crore) were the most active authorities that invited tenders. In terms of aggregate value of work, the Irrigation & CAD Department, Andhra Pradesh, topped the list with 248 tenders worth Rs 16,752 crore. Some of the major tenders issued by the department were:

  • Interlinking of Vamsadhara and Bahuda Rivers excavation of high level canal taking off from Hiramandalam reservoir and crossing Vamsadhara River to serve the L/s ayacut in Kaviti, Kanchilli, Sompeta, Mandasa & Ichapuram mandals in Andhra Pradesh, worth Rs 4,071.11
  • Rajolibanda diversion scheme near Bathra Bommalapuram village for excavation of RDS right main canal for developing an ayacut of 40,000 acre in Kosigi mandal to serve drinking and irrigation needs of western parts in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, worth Rs 1,557.37

Though the Roadways sector remained at the top position by grabbing 37.10 percent of the total of tendering in FY19, a major dip was seen in this sector in terms of value. The value of work propose in this

sector declined 15 percent from Rs 4,32,430 crore in FY18 to Rs 3,65,711 crore in FY19.

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the Public Works Departments and the U P Expressways Industrial Development Authority were some of the major nodal agencies which remained active throughout the year in floating tenders.

In all, the Central Public Works Department and PWD across various states floated tenders worth Rs 1,02,373 crore, The National Highways Authority of India floated tenders worth Rs 1,23,378 crore and the U P Expressways Industrial Development Authority floated tenders valuing Rs 23,604 crore.

Apart from this, the Power Distribution and Water Treatment sectors showcased a positive growth trend in tendering process. Power Distribution on one hand saw an upward trend from Rs 18,267 crore in FY18 to Rs 39,870 crore in FY19, the Water Treatment sector on the other jumped from a mere Rs 4,968 crore to Rs 12,003 crore.

Since tendering is mandatory in the Public sector, a bulk of the project tenders was floated by government agencies. Ownership-wise, the state government accounted for almost 70 percent of the total tenders floated (value-wise) during FY19, while the Central government share was limited to 29.95 percent.

The share of total project works offered through tenders by the state governments was worth Rs 6,88,966 crore (30,249 tenders), while that by the Central government was Rs 2,95,187 crore (6,809 tenders).

However, in terms of numbers, project tendering by the Central government saw a downfall from 7,455 in FY18 to 6,809 in FY19. In value terms also a decline of 1.37 percent was seen from Rs 2,99,300 crore in FY18 to Rs 2,95,187 crore in FY19.

During FY19, Maharashtra topped the list with 6,000 project tenders worth Rs 1,42,034 crore being floated, followed by the state of Andhra Pradesh with 2,037 project tenders worth Rs 1,29,610 crore and Madhya Pradesh with 2,423 tenders worth Rs 1,04,421 crore. The three states accounted for almost 40 percent of the total share.

In all, 37,492 project tenders worth Rs 9,85,658 crore were published during FY19. Among the floated tenders, 2,904 tenders were for providing various consultancy services. The period also witnessed 6,581 re-invitations, 9,155 date extensions and 178 cancellation notices.



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