The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids from empanelled agencies for the rate contract of 10 MW of solar power projects.
“The tender has been floated for both ground-mounted and rooftop solar projects initiated by ANERT across Kerala,” an ANERT official told Mercom. The solar systems would vary between 1 kW and 10 kW based on the conditions and specifications incorporated in the tender.
The last date to submit the bids is October 20, 2020. Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹500,000 (~$6,849) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
The contract will also include a warranty for five years. As per the document, the projects should be commissioned within three months.As per the tender document, the rate quoted by the bidder should be all-inclusive, including the delivery of materials at the locations to be specified, and the cost of materials and labor for the civil works, installation, and commissioning, warranties, net metering, remote monitoring facility, insurance, GST, and all other expenses.
During the bidding process, the price quoted should include the initial cost of supply, installation and commissioning, and support during the warranty period of five years. The bidder’s average annual turnover should be ₹20 million (~$273,976) in the last three financial years.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, ANERT has so far floated nearly 16.61 MW of solar tenders.
In July this year, it issued a request for selection for 6 MW of grid-connected ground-mounted solar systems in Palakkad, Kerala. The projects are to be installed at Moongilmada village in Chittoor Taluk, Palakkad district, along with power evacuation facilities for the 110 kV substation at Kozhinjampara.
Last year, ANERT had issued a tender for 10 MW of off-grid solar power projects at public institutions across 14 districts in Kerala. The scope of the work included the supply, installation, and commissioning of the off-grid solar power projects with battery banks and load sharing.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.