The Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway has invited sealed tenders for awarding advertising rights through hoardings and glow sign boards at 83 railway stations. The contract will be awarded for a period of three years with the renewal provision for a further period of two years. Each station will be considered as a separate contract and the applicants will have to submit separate tenders for each station. Approximately 500 sq. ft of space in each station has been allocated for hoardings and 50 sq. ft space has been allocated for glow signs. The total display space offered for all the 83 stations is 45,650 sq. ft. However, the area specified is only indicative and will be subject to further exploration for optimising available display opportunity utilisation. To be eligible for the contract, the applicants should have sufficient experience in the advertising field and possess adequate resources in order to handle and complete the contract satisfactorily. The interested parties will also be required to provide relevant experience certificates. Unsheltered areas on the platforms and the circulating areas shall be allocated for hoarding. The glow signs will be installed within the covered areas of the platforms and other areas as per approvals from the authorities. The ad rights for Udgir station shall attract a minimum reserve price of Rs 35,000. The EMD specified for Udgir is Rs 2,400. For all other stations, the reserve fee specified is Rs 28,600 with an EMD of Rs 2,000 for each station. The license fee mentioned is applicable for the first year. For the second and the third years of the contract, the license fee will have an escalation of 10 per cent over the previous year’s amount. Applicants will have to enclose the latest bank solvency certificate from any nationalised or scheduled bank. The solvency certificate required for Udgir station is specified at Rs 29,000. For each of the other stations, a solvency certificate Rs 24,000 will have to be submitted along with the bid. Tender forms can be obtained from the office of the Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Secunderabad Division, upon presentation of money receipt for an amount of Rs 1,124 for each station, issued by the Chief Booking Supervisor, South Central Railway, Secunderabad/ Hyderabad. If the tender documents are downloaded from the website, the tender fee should be paid in the form of a demand draft favouring Senior Divisional Finance Manager, Secunderabad Division, South Central Railway. The tender forms will be available till 5 pm on July 22, 2010. The duly completed tenders need to be sent latest by 3 pm on July 23, 2010. However, the tenders sent by registered post should reach the office on or before 2:30 pm on the same day. The tenders will be opened on July 23, 2010, at 3:30 pm.