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A tender opportunity for AIBC Members and Associates. Interested members may kindly apply directly as indicated below:

We are delighted to invite interested prospective bidders to the pre-bid conference on Request for Proposal for “SELECTION OF OPERATOR FOR MANAGEMENT OF 300 ROOM 5-STAR HOTEL AND MAHATMA MANDIR AT GANDHINAGAR” of Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC).



Request for Proposal (RfP)



Last Days for receiving queries 1600 hours, 11 July 2017

Pre-Bid Conference 14 July 2017 at 1130 hours.


Conference Hall, Mahatma Mandir Convention Centre

Sector 13 C



Bid Due Date: 1600 hours August 3, 2017

Gandhinagar, the capital city of the state of Gujarat, is an emerging hub for international business conventions. With the coming up of the Gujarat International Finance Tech (GIFT) City in Gandhinagar, the city is also expected to take off as a key International Finance Centre on the lines of Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

With a view to build capacities within the city to accommodate this expected growth, the Government of Gujarat, in collaboration with the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) has incorporated a Special Purpose Vehicle – Gandhinagar Railway and Urban Development Corporation (GARUD) [the “Authority”] to utilise vacant land and airspace in the vicinity of the Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station to develop a state of the art five-star hotel consisting of (approximately) 300 rooms. GARUD has also been entrusted with the additional responsibility to operate and maintain, in addition to the proposed hotel, the Gandhinagar Railway Station, the Mahatma Mandir and Helipad Exhibition Ground facility for a period of 45 years.

GARUD now intends to appoint an established and renowned hospitality group as Operations and Management (O&M) Contractor to manage the 300-room 5-Star Hotel and Mahatma Mandir [the “Project”] on its behalf.

The Authority intends to qualify and select suitable Bidders (the “Bidders”) for awarding the Project through an open competitive bidding process in accordance with the procedure set out herein.

The selected Bidder, who is either a company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 / 2013 or undertakes to incorporate itself as such prior to execution of the Agreement (the “Operator”), shall be responsible for operation and maintenance of the Project under and in accordance with the provisions of the agreement (the “Management Agreement” or “Agreement” i.e. Request for Proposal – Volume II) to be entered into between the Operator and the Authority in the form provided by the Authority as part of the Bidding Documents pursuant hereto.

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (“IRSDC”), acting for and on behalf of GARUD (“the Authority”) incorporated by and between Government of Gujarat (GoG) and IRSDC is inviting the Technical Proposals and Financial Bid on behalf of the Authority. The Authority shall be responsible for planning, designing and execution and operation of the Project.

Detailed description of the objectives, scope of services and other requirements relating to this Consultancy are specified in this RFP.

The RfP may be downloaded, free of cost, by visiting the IRSDC Tender Wizard and going to the “Tender Free View” (second from right on the top navigation panel) section at

The pre-bid conference would be of great relevance and interest to consulting firms who might be keen to take up this significant opportunity of station redevelopment in India on PPP basis.

Wide publicity of the project might be given amongst potential bidders for participating most enthusiastically in the bid process.

Mr. Shashanka Shekhar Panda, Founder-Chairman and CEO Blue Earth Enterprise, who has been appointed as the policy advisor to IRSDC, has been asked to coordinate this activity with all our embassies abroad and all embassies in India. For any further information, kindly email us at,,

With regards
Sanjeev Kumar Lohia IRSE
Chief Executive Officer
Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd.
(JV of IRCON and RLDA)
4th Floor, Palika Bhawan,
R.K. Puram, Sector-13
New Delhi-110066
Phone – (office) +9111-24672718
(fax) +9111-24672720

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