BHELSIA Members Explore Opportunities Beyond BHEL

BHELSIA Members Explore Opportunities Beyond BHEL

The key challenge that the association is looking for immediate attention to is their tender process. Even though technology-wise, their tender process is advanced, but there are some aspects which they need to work on. “What we expect is to make it more transparent to avoid under-quoting. The current policy in many aspects which does not disclose the tender-price will give room for under-quoting.” feels Sundaresan. He also feels that BHEL should follow the footsteps of other government entities like Indian Railways or Indian Oil Corporation when it comes to tender process. “If Railways can fix a bandwidth where the price is between two price points, calling it a budgetary tender, why can’t BHEL adopt it?”, Sundaresan questions further adding that BHEL is also reluctant to take strong action against companies who accept the order but fail to deliver. “There are companies who want to file IPO. They accept the tender only for that reason, but never execute the order. As per the rules, BHEL has to take legal action against such companies but is failing to do so.”, Sundaresan feels and says that the forum is planning to take up this issue in better way legally. “Because of such companies, BHEL is unable to meet their promised timeline towards their clients and end up paying fines. If the tender price is regulated, many issues will be addressed”, he says.

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