The All India Football Federation (AIFF) have sold as many as six request for proposal documents, priced at one lakh INR, and have organized a question and answer session with the interested parties in order to clear any lingering doubts, if any.
“We have already sold 6. They are all from India. We don’t know if they have partnership with someone outside India. There could be a consortium,” Das told Goal.com.
On being asked as to which cities it seems likelier that the new bids shall come from, Das stated, “It depends on the response. But we are looking at Bangalore, probably Chennai. There would be a team from Mumbai also and we are hoping that we get a team from Delhi. That would be great.”
“We want to do a pre-bid conference on the 29th. Any questions they have on the bid document, any issues that they have, we can answer that. Then we will issue a corrigendum to the bid document after that discussion. Then the final bids will be submitted. The process will be over by 9th May,” he added.
The AIFF have appointed a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) which shall scrutinize those bids which have successfully passed the pre-qualification criterion. The TEC shall have absolute and unfettering rights during the evaluation of bids and its decision will be binding on all bidders.
The TEC comprises of AIFF President Praful Patel, Kushal Das, Sunando Dhar, I-League CEO, Subrata Dutta and Hardev Jadeja from the AIFF Executive Committee, Priti Sriviastava from IMG-Reliance, an independent lawyer and representatives from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC).
“It’s a big evaluation committee. The whole evaluation has been handled by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). There are a couple of executive committee members, Mr Patel, an independent lawyer and there’s one from IMG as well,” informed Das.
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