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Sunday, 29 May 2022 7.45 AM IST

PWD to introduce composite tender to speed up construction works

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has decided to implement composite tender for the quick completion of government buildings construction, due to the initiative of Minister Mohammad Riyaz.

In Composite tender, civil works along with electrical works are given for tender simultaneously, so that construction works will be completed on time. When a new tender is called for electrical work after the completion of civil works, its completion will be delayed for years. Estimation for electrical or electronic works are often prepared after the completion of civil work. The building will be damaged and its beauty will be lost when it is demolished for electrical work including extra finances liability.

Composite Tender is the solution to all these issues. The Public Works Department has decided to make it a model for all construction works after the completion of Community Health Centre, at Pinarayi, Kannur and Govt. High School.

Many government buildings built by previous governments worth crores of rupees remains closed down due to non-completion of electrical work. Kadakampally Mini Civil Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Harippad KSRTC Shopping Complex, Govt. hospital buildings are all included in the list.

Although a circular was issued in 2008 regarding composite tender,it was not implemented. When it was issued in 2020, the contract organizations approached the court. Following the High Court order on February 3, 2021, to not to intervene on the subject, Minister P.A. Mohammad Riyaz took the initiative and started the process of implementing the project.

"Delays and financial losses will be avoided with the advent of composite tenders and it was long time demand of the public", said the Minister.

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