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Dear Sir,
I,have participated on tendering under Fidic 1987 by quoting 14.99% below engineer estimate. But unfortunately another,contractor has,also quote,the,same pecentage, so wht is the standatd procedure for selection,of lowest bidder when two aur morethan 2 firms,quote,the same bid in percentage.

Dear Naveed,
Really ,it is amazing that two bidders have quoted the same %age.Anyhow,the Employer  will first apply the arithmetical correction. If again there is no difference,then in such a scenario,other points regarding category of the Firm, method statement for performing of Works, List of Equipment and Personnel detail etc, shall be considered for award of the Contract.
However, the Employer has the rights,either to award the same to anyone among the bidders who have quoted the same %age rate or reject the same altogether.
But it would be preferred that the Employer should give an other opportunity,if there is no other criteria available,to revise their offer to get a most competitive bid and then award.


Engr. Arshad Mahmood

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I may answer to the questions relating to FIDIC 4th as well as FIDIC 2010 MDB Harmonized version,price adjustment ,Variations,Eot and Cost claims,EPC Contract,Bidding Document,consultancy Contracts,certification,Standard Forms, Dispute resolution; and others pertaining to Contract implementation.


Contract management and Contract Administration, using FIDIC Conditions of 4th Addition as well as Fidic 1999 Red, Yellow and Silver Books including MDB Harmonized Edition 2010. Particularly in the area of Procurement of Contracts, Certification,Price Adjustment, variations,disputes management, EoT and Cost Claims; and other contractual issues arises from time to time during currecy of the Contracts.

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BSc Civil Engineering; Basic Management course; Hydro power Projects; and various other on Job Trainings

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