Assam Issues Tender for 2 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) issued a tender for 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects.

The solar systems will be set up in the residential sector across the state under the CAPEX model. Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹520(~$7)/kW for the quoted capacity. Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are exempted from providing an EMD.

The last date for bid submission is September 7, 2020.

The scope of work includes site survey, design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing, and commissioning of the project. The scope of work also includes providing operation and maintenance services for five years after the commissioning of the project. The work must be completed within eight months from the issuance of the letter of approval (LoA).

The size of each project will be between 1 kW and 10 kW.

Bidders are allowed to quote a maximum of 500 kW, while MSEs can bid for up to 200 kW. Similarly, bidders can quote a minimum of 200 kW or 120 kW under the MSE category.

Assam Tender Details of 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The bidder’s net worth in the last audited financial year (FY 2019-20) should be at least ₹10,000 (~$133)/kW.

The bidder should have designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned at least one grid-connected solar PV project of at least 250 kW capacity during the last three years. Alternatively, the bidder could have executed an aggregate capacity of 50 kW during the last three years.

Previously, APDCL had issued a tender for 940 kW of off-grid rooftop solar projects at various rural primary healthcare centers across the state. This tender comprised 188 projects, and the capacity of each was 5 kW.

Earlier, the Military Engineer Services also invited bids for the development of a 1 MW solar power project along with allied infrastructure at Jorhat in Assam. The estimated cost of the project was ₹60.6 million (~$795,610).