Much-awaited Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation building project will cost Rs 67 crore

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BSCL comes out with tender for the iconic BMC-ICOMC building
Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) today came out with a tender notification (request for proposal) regarding the construction of a new Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) building including the Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC) at Unit IX on engineering procurement construction (EPC) mode. The much-awaited iconic city-based project will cost Rs 67 crore.
The 2,31,000 square feet structure of BMC office and ICOMC will be developed in an area of 4.04 acres. The Rs 67 crore-structure will have parking in basement, BMC office on lower and upper ground floor, ICOMC facility on first and second floor, third floor with cafeteria and landscaped area with terrace and all the floors above third floor will have BMC offices.
As per the BSCL tender advertisement (RFP), the project will be completed within 24 months after the award of the tender to the selected bidder. While the tender documents will be available from September 1 (tomorrow), the pre-bid meeting will be held on September 17 and the last date of receipt of the bid in web portal is on October 4. While the last date of original documents and earnest money deposit (EMD) is on October 5, the technical bids will be opened on October 9. Details regarding the RFP would be available on tendersodisha.gov.in.
It can be mentioned here that as the basic step towards the construction of the BMC-ICOMC building, demolition of two Government quarters of General Administration Department 4R/3 and 4R/4 started on August 8 by the joint team of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA)at Unit IX, area opposite Satya Nagar crematorium.
This was the first step towards constructing the new BMC building with the ICOMC under the Smart City Proposal, for which total four 4R quarters and eight 3R quarters will be demolished. For the project already the GA Department has given permission on 30.05.2018. In fact, BMC had applied for the land on 25.01.2017.
Apart from the 12 quarters there was also a firewood godown of Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC), which was supplying wood for people coming to use the Satya Nagar crematorium. BMC, was asked by the State Government to accommodate the OFDC facility inside the crematorium ground so that people would be benefitted.

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