National Jute Board - Jute Geotextile Project Tender
18 November 2010 - The Secretary, National Jute Board, Kolkata, India,
the national body under the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India engaged in promotion of jute and jute-based products, invites sealed offers from
internationally recognized and reputed Engineering & Soil Research Institutes having proven track record in carrying out pure and applied
research in geotechnical engineering, especially on Geotextiles in the areas of erosion control, river bank protection and rural road
construction. The institute should have comprehensive laboratory facilities, which are ideally suited to extrapolate and evaluate
prototype applications along with the performance-monitoring of available Jute Geotextiles (JGT) products in the aforesaid end-uses, and
possess capability of conducting physical and numerical simulation studies. In addition to the static testing of JGT properties, the
Institute should own environmental chambers, rainfall and overland rain stimulators and soil-bin facility.
The assignment is a component of the International Project entitled
"Development & Application of Potentially Important Jute Geotextiles"
sponsored by The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), Amsterdam, an organ of the United Nations. National Jute Board (NJB) is the Project
Executing Agency (PEA) & the International Jute Study Group (IJSG), Dhaka, Bangladesh is the project supervising body. The project is also
supported by the Governments of India and Bangladesh. The aim of the project is to assess the global market potential of JGT, analyze the
supply chain, identify the potentially important JGT for the three stated applications on the basis of results of previous field
applications along with twenty-six new field trials to be executed in India and Bangladesh (sixteen in India and ten in Bangladesh) in the
three areas for securing global certification and evolve design methodologies for JGT in the three applications.
The essential tasks under the assignments are as under: * To undertake a comparative Environment Impact Assessment
(EIA) with JGT vis- -vis man-made geotextiles/other natural geotextiles for geotechnical applications (soil erosion control & hill slope stabilization, rural road construction, river bank protection)
* To conduct appropriate model studies simulating all the relevant field parameters, evaluate and collate the results for corroboration with the field findings.
* To provide technical inputs for developing potentially important JGT for the three specified applications conforming to International
* The selected Institute will have to undertake the research work by closely interacting with NJB, Kolkata; IJSG, Dhaka and other facilitating agencies such as Bengal Engineering & Science University
(BESUS), Sibpur, India and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Bangladesh.
* The project duration is 39 (thirty-nine) months from the date of placement of work-order.
* The selected Institute would be required to submit half-yearly progress reports. The final report with
recommendations must be submitted within 30 March 2014.
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL
The interested offerer should submit technical & financial offers in separate sealed envelopes. Both the envelopes
should be put in a bigger envelope duly sealed for submission to the Secretary, National Jute Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India,
Kolkata. The envelope should be clearly marked "Proposal for carrying out model studies and field tests for the specified applications with
different types of JGT under varying parameters.