Sri Lanka govt approves phase 2 of Central Expressway, only single bidders

Nov 09, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has given the nod to build the second section of Central Expressway which runs from Mirigama to Kurunegala for 39.29 kilometers.

The contract in this regard has been divided into four (04) packages and only one set of bidders submitted proposals for each of four civil work contract packages. The contracts were awarded to the following consortia:

Package A of 9.81km to the ICC, Access Engineering, Nawaloka joint venture, which bid at 42.5 million rupees, but was given the contract at 34.1 million rupees without value-added tax (VAT).

Package B of 10.20km to Sierra, Olympus, Tudawe, and CEC joint venture, which bid at 42.7 million rupees, but was given the contract at 43.6 million rupees without VAT.

Package C of 10.88km to KDAW, NEM, E&C consortium, which bid at 41.8 million rupees, but was given the contract at 32 million rupees without VAT.

Package D of 8.5 km to MAGA, CML-MTD consortium, which bid at 46.1 million rupees, but was given the contract at 36.3 million rupees without VAT.

The proposal was made by Lakshman Kiriella, minister of higher education and highways.