Of the three companies shortlisted by the state government, Unity Infrastructure is the frontrunner to win the contract for renovating the Mantralaya building.
The company has quoted the lowest amount of Rs 162 crore for the project in its request for qualification.
On Friday, the government’s Public Works Department shortlisted three companies —Unity Infrastructure (Rs 162 crore), L&T (Rs167 crore) and Shapoorji Pallonji (Rs177 crore) for the project, with an estimated cost of Rs 110 crore.
The work will involve structural strengthening, piling, RCC and structural steel work, electrical, plumbing and sanitary work, installation of fire-fighting equipment, including sprinklers, centralised air-conditioners and building management system.
The top three floors of the main building, which were destroyed in a fire on June 21, will be repaired and renovated in the first phase. Work on lower floors will be taken up later. The PWD wants the renovation work completed in eight months, or the contractor would be liable to pay penalty.
A high-power committee led by chief secretary JK Banthia is expected to decide the contract winner next week. As per the repair and renovation plan finalised by Raja Adere and Company, the Mantralaya building would get additional space of 1 lakh sqft.