Mumbai: Following the Bombay High Court’s direction to include the fourth bidder for the Bombay Directorate Development (BDD) chawl redevelopment project, the evaluation process of its bids has been extended by 60 days.
The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority had finalised three bids earlier for the revamp of BDD Chawl at Worli, however, SD Corporation, challenged the bidding process after it could not get through due to a technical glitch.
The project involves the entire revamp of around 121 buildings with over 9,000 tenements at Worli which is spread across over 50 acres of land. The developer, who is in a joint venture with the famous Shapoorji Pallonji, had moved the Bombay High Court seeking an approval for registering his bid. In its final hearing, the court directed authorities to retrieve the bid documents of the developers and consider the fourth bidder for the project once it fits all the technical conditions.
MHADA officials confirmed that the evaluation of the bids will take some time. “Earlier, it was more difficult to process the existing bids since the matter was in court. Now, we will have to evaluate the entire bid which will take some more time since we have evaluated the technical bids of the existing three bidders.”
The Bombay High Court directed the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to retrieve all the bid documents in the e-tendering process and also directed MHADA to consider it as a valid bid with the other three bidders— Arabian Constructions Company, TATA projects and ILFS”.