Materials Management - Overview
ICF is an ISO 9001 certified organization, manufacturing different types of coaching stock for the Indian Railways, and other customers. The raw materials and components required for the manufacture of coaches is procured by the Materials Management Department, through tenders. The Department is headed by the Controller of Stores. In the year 2008-09, the total value of procurement by ICF was in the region of Rs.1139 crores.
The procurement is arranged through the tendering system, as detailed below:
Normally all tenders are issued as e-tenders in IREPS website. The Bulletin Tenders are issued to all Registered suppliers of ICF. For registration with ICF, the suppliers are required to furnish the required information in the prescribed form, available with the Registration Section of the office of the Controller of Stores/ICF. The suppliers meeting the conditions mentioned in the form are registered for the item groups applied for. Initial registration is for two years and on satisfactory performance, the registration is made permanent.
Limited Tenders are issued to vendors on a selective basis, generally to the registered vendors.
Open Tenders are published in the leading newspapers. Unregistered suppliers can participate against the Open Tender subject to fulfilling the requirements mentioned in the tender documents.
The PROCUREMENT CALENDAR is available in this web site.
Tender notices are published in the following English, Hindi, and Regional language News papers:
§The Indian Express, Southern Editions - English
§The Hindu, Southern Editions - English
§Daily Thanthi, Chennai - Tamil
§The Economic Times, Chennai & Bangalore - English
§The Times of India, Mumbai - English
§The Telegraph, Calcutta - English
§The Hindustan Times, New Delhi - English
§The Hindustan Times, New Delhi - Hindi
§The Free Press Journal, Mumbai - English
§The Statesman, Calcutta, English
§Buy & Sell, Calcutta, English
§Dainik Jagaran, Delhi - Hindi
§Kathiravan, Chennai - Tamil
§Dinakaran, Chennai - Tamil
§Musalman, Chennai - Urdu