NHAI formalizes rating system for developers and contractors of highway projects

New Delhi: The NHAI has come up with ‘Vendor Performance Evaluation System’ that will serve to rate performance of its contractors, consultants and even concessionaires. 

The system has been integrated into the website of NHAI and contractors and concessionaires of NHAI will be required to conduct self-assessment. They will, be require to upload documents related to the NHAI project activities that is being executed by them. The submissions by them will be evaluated at multiple levels by NHAI and then vendor's rating will be is generated.  

The system has provisions for rating of the NAHI projects. There are various categories and status of completion under BOT (Annuity), HAM, BOT (Toll), EPC projects. There will be categories for authority’s engineer, independent engineer and even DPR consultants. To rating given to the contractor after multi level reviews will be communicated to the contractor. The contractor will be allowed to appeal against the assigned rating.

The contractors and vendors of NHAI have so far filed data for 853 projects. Out of this, 519 are consultants and the rest 334 are contractors. Documents for these projects are under review at different stages. The contractors who will not upload the necessary documents will not be allowed to participate in future bids of NHAI. 

NHAI is making amendments in the bidding documents so as to include rating of vendors as one of the criteria for qualification for awarding projects, the authority statement said in a statement. The ratings will increase accountability of contractors and thus help in improving quality of highways.