Assam Issues Consultancy Tender for a 1 GW Solar Project

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Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL) has invited bids from consultants to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for a 1 GW grid-connected solar project in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

The project will be developed under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Sauro Shakti Prokolpo’ program and funded by the Asian Development Bank.

The last day to submit the bids is November 30, 2022. Bids will be opened on December 1.

Bidders must furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹100,000 (~$1,224). The selected consultant must submit a performance security deposit equivalent to 10% of the contract value within three days of receiving the letter of award.


The scope of work includes preparing a DPR which provides an analysis of the land topography, water, and a detailed master plan to suit the requirement of the solar project. DPR must also include details of all the infrastructure facilities, including solar modules, mounting structure, power conditioning unit, transformer, along with power evacuation network.

The consultant must submit a preliminary report within 15 days of the letter of award. The draft DPR must be submitted by the 25th day and the final DPR within 30 days.

Bidders must have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹5 million (~$61,216) in the last three financial years. If the bidder was incorporated less than three years ago, the average annual turnover should be ₹5 million (~$61,216), calculated based on the number of years in operation.

The net worth of the bidders must be positive for the last financial year.

According to the terms of the tender, bidders should possess experience in preparing at least two DPRs for solar projects of a minimum of 500 MW capacity. They should have executed at least one project on engineering design for the electrical, civil, mechanical & plumbing infrastructure for solar projects on an area not less than 2,500 acres.

Bidders should also have provided detailed design consultancy for substations evacuating power through a minimum of 500 MVA transformation capacity or for power transmission at 132 kV & above voltage class for at least one solar project.

Earlier this month, APDCL issued a tender to procure power from 100 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects to be developed on different water bodies across the state on a build-own-operate basis for 25 years.

APDCL also invited bids to procure 50 MW of power from grid-connected solar power projects to be developed on a build-own-operate basis in the state.

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