Work for the large units will occur during this coming summer with the alternate bid
work taking place during summer of
Discussions with the lowest bidder were held on the original bid and the alternate bid
(submitted by the lowest evaluated bidder along with the original bid).
The confession raises transparency concerns in the multi-billion dollar deal, whose contract has been awarded to the Chinese company on an "alternate bid
", which the company had submitted after quoting its original bid.
The NHA chairman further said that after negotiations the bidder agreed to lower the alternate bid
price to Rs294 billion after the government assured that it would not charge taxes to the tune of Rs19.1 billion or roughly $200 million.
Its overall alternate bid
is $2,619,600 in the first year and excludes free large item pickup.
The submission of the alternate bid
was as per the standard practice of Pakistan Engineering Council and provisions of bidding documents.Under EPC mode, bidding is carried out on the basis of Employer's Requirements which lists down the broad parameters of the infrastructure facility that is to be constructed.