A tender for Rs 8,135 crore was modified with revised eligibility criteria for setting up of a 3x800 MW project. A tender worth Rs 3,000 crore for Mumbai Metro was also modified. The move assumes significance as concerns have been raised by certain quarters about the restrictive and discriminatory clauses being imposed against domestic manufacturers and suppliers in tender documents for public procurement. The department had earlier held a series of meetings with all the concerned departments and ministries including steel, railways, defence, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, electronics, telecommunications, heavy industries, textiles, shipping and power in this regard. “Directions were given to ensure strict compliance of the order in letter and spirit. All nodal ministries were directed to ensure notification of local content,” the official added.