BHARAT COKING COAL LTD. Vs. AMR DEV PRABHA
LAWS(SC)-2020-3-67
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on March 18,2020

BHARAT COKING COAL LTD. Appellant
VERSUS
Amr Dev Prabha Respondents







JUDGEMENT

- (1.)Leave Granted.
(2.)These appeals have been preferred by Bharat Coking Coal Ltd. (hereinafter, "BCCL") being aggrieved by the order dated 12.04.2018 passed by a Division Bench of the High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi, wherein a writ petition filed by AMRDev Prabha (Respondent No. 1) had been allowed and the auction process conducted by M/s C1 India Pvt Ltd (Respondent No. 4, hereinafter "C1India") was set aside and the resultant award of tender by BCCL to M/s RK Transport Co (Respondent No. 6) had also been quashed.
FACTUAL BACKGROUND

(3.)BCCL, a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd, operates coking coal mines in India and as part of its operations regularly outsources many mining and processing functions to external entities. Such allocation of tasks is done through competitive bidding processes, with Respondent No. 4 [M/s C1 India Pvt Ltd (hereinafter "C1 India") ­ an online procurement facilitator] being appointed as the service provider for etendering of its contracts.
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