Officials of MoHUA, CPWD, BMTPC, HPL, NBCC and the concerned State governments were present to address the queries of potential bidders during a pre-bid meeting for construction of Light House Projects under Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC) -India which was organized at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi in which. The Pre-bid meeting was attended by 125 participants representing more than 40 agencies. The major queries raised by the potential bidders were addressed during the meeting. Responses to each query would be provided through a corrigendum and be made available on E-Procurement Portal.
Clarifications were also provided that the aim of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to identify agencies that can deliver the pre-specified number of houses in minimum time and minimum cost using six-distinct innovative and alternate technologies at six locations. It was clarified during the pre-bid meeting that the concerned State Governments will extend the required support for all necessary approvals.
The excitement and buzz around GHTC-India was visible during the pre-bid meeting and it clearly reflected the confidence of various stakeholders towards this initiative. The LHPs are envisaged to build an eco-system for the adoption of innovative technologies in the housing construction sector in a holistic manner. The overwhelming response at the pre-bid meeting is an encouraging sign towards the realisation of the LHPs. Participating agencies may log on to http://www.eprocure.gov.in to download the RFPs and for further details pertaining to RFP can be accessed on GHTC-India website https://ghtc-india.gov.in/ .The last date to submit the bid is 20th August 2019.
It was also declared by PM Narendra Modi in 2019-20 as Construction Technology Year during the inauguration event of Construction Technology India (CTI) 2019 Expo-cum-Conference under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India). GHTC-India launched by Shri Hardeep S Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, aims to get globally acclaimed, alternate and proven construction technologies for speedier and cost-effective construction of affordable housing. Subsequently, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has published Request for Proposal (RFP) for construction of Light House Projects (LHP) at six selected sites under GHTC-India. The LHPs will be constructed at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow.