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BMTC floats tender for 5-yr ad-rights on 4,500 buses

March, 2013 Bureau, New Delhi

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has invited offers through e-procurement platform from interested parties for granting 5-yr sole advertisement rights inside and outside 4,800 non A/C buses of various types through two different packages, namely, package-1 (2500 ordinary, Parisharavahini, Vestibule, old Pushpak non A/c buses) and package-2 (2000 Suvarna/Big-10/Jnnurm/Red/Eco plus/Euro IV Eco plus/Pushpak Eco plus non A/c buses). The earnest money deposit (EMD) required for each package is Rs. 15 lakh.

These rights are being offered for a period of five years. The contract period is extendable by a maximum of further three years. However, these extensions will be granted one year at a time. Each package is being treated as a separate tender. Applicants will have to submit separate tenders for each package. Applicants will have to quote their rates on a 'per-bus-per-month' basis for each package.

The applicants should preferably be enrolled with BBMP. However, others may also participate in the tender subject to the condition that the successful bidders would have to get this enrolment done within 15 days
of being awarded the contract. Advertisements will be displayed on the back panel of driver seats, passenger seat backs, grab handles, head rests, louver glasses (above window panels), scrolling displays and LCD/LED panels with video and audio rights and outside the buses on side panels and back panels.

Successful bidders will have to reserve five minutes per hour on the LCD/LED screens to display passenger information as decided by BMTC. Besides, BMTC may occasionally use unutilised media such as seat backsides, grab handles etc. The applicants will have to submit the EMD through a demand draft drawn in favour of the CAO-FA, BMTC, Bengaluru. The demand draft will also need to be scanned and uploaded to the e-procurement portal. The original draft towards the EMD will have to be submitted after bid submission closure and before opening of the pre-qualification bids. The duly completed tenders should be submitted through the e-procurement portal latest by 3pm on March 25, 2013.

Pre-qualification bids will be opened on March 27, 2013 at 3.30pm. The financial bids will be opened on April 1, 2013 at 3.30pm.

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