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    Central Public Works Department or CPWD is an agency of the central government that oversees all forms of public service operations or development work in India. The work and projects of Indian Government including facilities on roads and highways, safety and maintenance, and restructuring of government buildings are managed by the CPWD. Naturally, there are numerous CPWD e tender requirements published every month across states. To apply for CPWD tenders you must be an enlisted contractor on the CPWD portal and participate in CPWD projects.


    How to find CPWD tenders?

    If you want to find CPWD tenders for your business there are several ways you can find it.

    On Tata nexarc, we can help you find the latest CPWD etenders online in an easy and hassle-free way. All you need is a subscription to Tenders on Tata nexarc to find tenders on building constructions, electrical services, pipeline projects, drainage services, lifts and elevators and more. You can even find etender CPWD by industry and state/city (e.g., new Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu, Pune etc.) and more. Get email alerts on relevant tenders, view details, download documents and more. Explore now.

    You can also find CPWD government tenders from the CPWD portal and the Tender Wizard portal.

    • Central Public Works Department, CPWD tender portal –
    • CPWD Tender Wizard portal –

    For the CPWD portal:

    • Visit the CPWD tender portal
    • Click on ‘All Tenders’ under the Tender Activities section on the homepage:
    • View the list of all published tenders as per their status or use the Search function to add filters (e.g., Tender ID, NIT/RFP no., Name of Work, Bidding type etc.) to find active CPWD e tender details

    Note: You can click on ‘Tender Information’ on the main navigation menu and select the right option to find tenders (e.g., All tenders, Manual tenders, Tenders for submission within 24 hours, Opened tenders etc.)

    CPWD e-Auction

    CPWD e-Tender and e-Auction website are new websites launched by the government for all new users. All the existing users of the Tender Wizard portal can use these new portals to find e-Tenders CPWD as well. Updating existing profiles is mandatory to perform any activity on the new websites for all the users. Existing users have been sent User ID and password to email IDs registered with their current Tender Wizard account for logging into the new CPWD tender portals.

    All intending bidders must check both Tender Wizard website and the new websites for participating in CPWD tenders online and checking CPWD tender documents. CPWD Tender Wizard login and logging into other CPWD websites is only possible if you are enlisted as CPWD contractor.

    How to enlist as a contractor on the CPWD portal?

    To participate in government contracts you need to register on or the GeM portal. However, to participate in the CPWD e-tendering process you must enlist as a contractor on the CPWD portal. CPWD enlistment can be done on the CPWD portal.

    For CPWD enlistment, visit ‘Contractor Enlistment Management System CEMS’ available on CPWD web site. While applying for enlistment you need to make sure that you commit no mistake while filling out the enlistment form on the CPWD website. You will only get one chance to edit the details given in the head of the application including name of applicant, address etc., once submitted. However, no changes can be made to details of work experience, class and category furnished by the applicant.

    The goal of CPWD enlistment of contractors is to have a ready list of suitable and competent contractors who are fit to undertake CPWD projects to reduce the requirement of verification of credentials while companies apply for any CPWD e-Tender.

    CPWD vendor registration

    To register on CPWD portal as a vendor, you will have to fill in the vendor registration form and furnish details on your business, capabilities and experience.

    • Visit the ‘Vendor Registration’ section on the main navigation menu
    • Accept the terms and conditions and start filling in the details in the form
    • Ensure that all the mandatory fields are filled and information provided is correct e.g., basic details, bank details, company name, email address, mobile number, registration details (PAN, GST, MSME etc.), office address, digital signature certificate details (Signing Certificate CPWD emSigner, must be verified) etc.
    • Review all the details provided and upload any requested documents
    • Submit the form and follow any further instructions received (w.r.t., login ID/user ID and password)

    Note: There’s a list download option available for CPWD e tender and e-tendering tutorial videos to explore.

    How to login to etender CPWD portal?

    You will need your login credentials to log in to etender cpwd gov in eprocurement portal. Follow the steps below:

    • Visit the CPWD eprocurement system portal
    • Click on ‘Login’ to your right
    • Enter your login credentials i.e., user name and password
    • Enter the captcha code and submit

    How to bid for tenders on CPWD website?

    There are some basic CPWD guidelines for e-tender application that you must follow to ensure that your tender bid is not rejected. Also, you should clearly understand the tender eligibility criteria and apply for tenders that you are qualified for. Moreover, you bids must be submitted in the requested format and submitted within the closing dates, failing which your application will not be processed.

    The bidding process for government contracts are usually similar across all platforms – hence the need to understand platform specific requirements. Follow these basic steps for the CPWD tender application process to reduce any chances of rejection:

    • Login to the portal and ensure that your DSC is mapped to your account
    • Find the tender you want to apply for and understand its requirements
    • Start the bid process by selecting the relevant prompt and updating details
    • Upload all requested documents, tender fees and EMD (attach documents if exempted)
    • Review the application and close the bid

    Note – In most cases, separate documents are required for technical bid and financial bid. Ensure, your tender price quote is competitive and offers value for money, to increase your chances of winning. Also, writing a tender proposal can be daunting. You can avail bid consulting and management services for the same.

    What should you know about being a contractor on CPWD portal?

    CPWD e-tenders are divided into two:

    • B&R (Buildings & Roads)
    • Horticulture

    B&R category has various classes of enlistment. These classes are I(Super), I(AAA), I(AA), I(A), I, II, III, IV and V. The classes of enlistment in horticulture category are Class I, II, III and IV. Enlisted contractors can bid up to the respective tendering limit.

    CPWD contractor tendering limit

    Tendering limit is the maximum cost a contractor is allowed to bid. Given below is the tendering limit of enlisted contractors in accordance with the categories and classes they fall into:

    Class Buildings & Roads (₹ Crore) Horticulture (₹ Crore)
    I(Super) 650 Not applicable
    I(AAA) 260 Not applicable
    I(AA) 260 Not applicable
    I(A) 75 Not applicable
    I 50 2.30
    II 15 0.80
    III 4 0.40
    IV 1.30 0.20
    V 0.40 Not applicable

    Eligibility criteria for enlistment

    There are two main eligibility criteria for all companies wishing to enlist as a contractor on CPWD e-Tender portal.

    1.Work experience

    Work experience will be judged based on completed projects in the last 7 years from the date of application for an e-Tender CPWD. The value of projects executed during the last 7 years will be calculated by increasing the actual cost of work at the rate of 7% per annum. The contractor should have a work experience certificate signed by the client. The bank accounts and income tax statements will also be checked to evaluate the projects completed and payments received.

    Eligibility criterion for being a contractor for CPWD B & R tenders:

    No of projects completed                     Value of the project (₹ Lakh)
    I(Super) I(AAA) I(AA) I(A) I II III IV V
    Three 7000 3500 1750 1100 400 110 35 10 3
    Two 10500 5250 2600 1600 600 160 50 15 4
    One 21000 10500 5200 3200 1200 320 100 30 8

    Eligibility criterion for being a contractor for CPWD horticulture tenders:

    No of completed projects                    Value of the project (₹ Lakh)


      I II III IV
    Three 21 11 6 3
    Two 32 16 8 4
    One 64 32 16 8


    2. Financial soundness

    The CPWD has also set criteria for determining the financial soundness of a contractor. This will be based on three factors namely: net worth certificate, average annual turnover and banker’s certificate.

    Eligibility criterion for being a contractor for CPWD B & R tenders:

    Criterion                       Minimum amount (₹ Lakh)
    I(Super) I(AAA) I(AA) I(A) I II III IV V
    Net worth certificate 6,500 2,600 1,300 750 500 150 40 13 4
    Average annual turnover 20800 8320 4160 2400 1000 300 80 26 8
    Banker’s certificate 20800 8320 4160 2400 1000 300 80 26 8

    Eligibility criterion for being a contractor for CPWD horticulture tenders:

    Criteria                 Minimum amount (₹ Lakh)


      I II III IV
    Net worth certificate 23


    8 4 2
    Average annual turnover 46 16 8 4
    Banker’s certificate  46 16 8 4

    There is also a nominal enlistment fee that should be furnished along with the application for enlistment (Note: This is not the EMD or the tender fee). This fee is non-refundable. Therefore, ensure that you fulfill the prescribed eligibility requirements before applying to be a contractor and making the online payment. Applications received without enlistment fee will be rejected.

    Once you enlist as a contractor and sign up on one of the CPWD portals, finding CPWD e-tender is easy. The CPWD e-Tendering process is fairly similar to applying to government tenders. The CPWD Tender Wizard portal manages all aspects of procurement including vendor registration, bid upload, bid document purchase, bid preparation and bid submission making the tendering process easy for enlisted contractors.

    You can find e-tenders CPWD that are announced on the main portal easily with a subscription to Tenders on Tata nexarc and get email updates on tenders relevant to you.