Taking advantage of the competition among equipment-makers to get contracts from Coal India (CIL), the monopoly coal producer plans to buy several mining equipments in 2013. Global mining equipment makers are said to be vying for contracts from CIL on the back of slowdown in the mining industry across the globe. The company plans to buy large number of high-tonnage dumpers, shovels, dozers and other equipment during this year. In this regard, CIL plans to revisit its age-old tendering norms so as to offer suppliers a comfort zone and reduce its own cost of acquisition. While the company is considering introduction of dollar-based bidding for long-term maintenance and repair contracts (MARC), over and above the value of the machine, an in-house committee has recommended a reduction in the MARC duration and the usage (availability) ratio.