KUALA LUMPUR – 5 DECEMBER, 2017: Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) is inviting Bumiputera Contractors CIDB Grade G2 to G4 to participate in the pre-qualification briefing session on LRT3 work packages on 7 December, 2017 to be held at Menara UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
The main work packages under the LRT3 are required to allocate 120 smaller work packages worth approximately RM60 million in total to Bumiputera Contractors CIDB Grade G2 to G4. The work packages will comprise of but are not limited to areas such as surface works, mechanical & engineering works, concrete works, external architectural works and interior fittings out works.
Prasarana, through a collaborative effort with the Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju), Contractor and Entrepreneur Development Division (BPKU) of Ministry of Works, and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), has opened up participation opportunities for Bumiputera Contractors with these CIDB Grade G2 to G4 in the development of the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project.
The collaboration is intended to provide opportunity for Bumiputera Contractors to grow and develop capacity in large-scale infrastructure projects.
The G2-G4 grading refers to small medium enterprises, which are allowed to tender for projects worth not exceeding RM500,000 (G2), not exceeding RM1,000,000 (G3) and not exceeding RM3,000,000 (G4).
“We would like to encourage Bumiputera companies to leverage on this final opportunity to work alongside established multinational companies in the industry to develop Klang Valley’s next new rail, and thereby develop our home-grown expertise.
“An estimated 45% of contracts have been set aside to be awarded to Bumiputera companies signaling the Government’s commitment to ensure they can equally contribute their expertise to LRT3, a key national infrastructure project,” said Tuan Hj Khairani Mohamed, the Chief Executive Officer of Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE).
The 37-kilometre-long LRT3 envisages to connect two million people between Bandar Utama and Johan Setia, Klang by 2020.
The alignment which traverses 26 stations will be integrated with upcoming and existing infrastructure projects.
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About Prasarana Malaysia Berhad
Established in 1998 and operational since 2002, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is the asset owner and operator of the country’s three LRT networks and the KL Monorail; in addition to the bus services of Rapid KL, Rapid Penang, Rapid Kuantan and Rapid Kamunting.
Beyond the efforts to transform the country’s public transport services via Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd and Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, Prasarana has also established Prasarana Integrated Management and Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (PRIME) to provide management and engineering consultancy services, Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE) to manage major projects under the Group which included the LRT Line Extension Project; Prasarana Integrated Development Sdn Bhd (PRIDE) to undertake commercial and transit-oriented development projects to further strengthen the performance of the company; and Prasarana Integrated Solution & Management (PRISM) for the management of insurance practices and businesses.
ABOUT MRCB GEORGE KENT (MRCB GK)
MRCB George Kent Joint Venture (MRCB George Kent) was appointed on 4th September 2015 as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) of the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3).
MRCB is currently the largest developer cum contractor of Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) in Malaysia, while George Kent is the largest home-grown railway system specialist in Malaysia.
MRCB George Kent brings to the LRT3 project a highly-skilled and professional staff pool experienced in transit projects, with tailored and cost-effective solutions specific to Prasarana’s needs in a collaborative and supportive manner.
ABOUT THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT LINE 3 (LRT3)
The LRT3 envisages to connect 2 million people between Bandar Utama and Klang by 2020. Developed in line with Greater Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley (GKL/KV) Land Public Transport Masterplan, LRT3 will be a key feature in extending rail connectivity to the Western Corridor of GKL/KV.
For more information, visit www.lrt3.com.my and follow @myLRT3.