NHAI consultants, contractors alert! National Highways Authority of India develops this new system

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has taken an enormous step to ascertain a clear and complete ‘Performance Rating’ System for its Consultants, Contractors and Concessionaires. NHAI has developed a ‘Vendor Performance Evaluation System’.  The portal primarily based goal evaluation of distributors’ has been initiated to trace the efficiency of the distributors for numerous NHAI tasks.

The Portal is out there on the NHAI web site below ‘Vendor Performance Evaluation System’. Under this portal, the distributors are required to conduct a self-assessment and add the paperwork associated to the mission actions being executed by them, on the portal. The submissions are reviewed at a number of ranges by NHAI, primarily based on which a vendor ranking is generated.  

The portal incorporates provision for ranking the tasks in line with the mode of implementation and standing of completion below BOT (Toll), BOT (Annuity), HAM, EPC works and for Authority’s Engineer, Independent Engineer and DPR Consultants. To make sure that the analysis is completed in probably the most goal and balanced method, the seller ranking generated put up multi-level critiques, shall be shared with the seller. The vendor may even be given a chance to enchantment in opposition to the generated ranking.

As on date, distributors have crammed information for 853 tasks (519 Consultants and 334 Contractors) that are below evaluation at completely different levels.  The distributors who fail to add the requisite paperwork on the portal shall not be allowed to take part within the bids of NHAI.  Suitable amendments in bidding paperwork are being included to make ranking of distributors as one of many qualification standards for awarding new tasks. This ranking system will improve the accountability of distributors thereby bettering the standard of highways.

Recently, NHAI had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi to arrange a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Use of Artificial Intelligence in Data Driven determination making and Advance Data Management System for Highways.

Under the partnership, IIT Delhi will work with NHAI on growing advance analytics primarily based on AI and ML, put together simulation fashions, improve information storage and retrieval capacities to additional strengthen NHAI’s capabilities in data-driven determination making.  The collaboration will likely be undertaken on the recognized thrust areas just like the Project Management and Data Management, Highway Network Traffic Demand and Incident Management, Highway security, Highway Work-zone Management, Highway Pavement Management System. IIT Delhi may even give inputs for NHAI information administration coverage.


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