Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India embarks on the development and upgradation of Highways & other Infrastructure Projects. For this purpose, it procures and uses the services of Consultancy firms and other domain experts in various fields related to Highways and Engineering called Key Personnel. The key personnel are deployed both for project preparation and supervision.
In order to make the evaluation process during procurement more objective, user friendly and transparent, “INFRACON” has been developed by NHIDCL as a comprehensive National Portal for Infrastructure Consultancy firms & Key Personnel. The Portal has the facility to host Firms & Personnel CVs and Credentials online and has linkage to Aadhaar & Digi-locker for data validation & purity.
The Portal also enables the agencies within MORTH facility to receive technical proposals through INFRACON. In order to do so, firms & key personnel are required to register on the portal online. This would lead to significant reduction in paper work during bid submission and also bring in Transparency & Accountability in the process. The information being captured on the portal and the input forms are so designed that it would aid in automating the evaluation process and would lead to quick and effective decision-making.
INFRACON in future has the potential to become a Common Platform for both the Service Providers and Clients. It would also open a window for professionals engaged in the Infrastructure domain to showcase their experiences and contribute to Nation Building.