Bahrain has issued two tenders to develop 7.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on government buildings and car parks.
5 MW of rooftop solar tender
The Ministry of Education issued a tender to develop 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on buildings and car parks and electric vehicle charging stations at the Ministry of Education on a build, own, operate, and maintain (BOOM) basis.
The last date to submit bids is December 22, 2021. Bids will be opened the following day.
Bidders must furnish a tender bond of 5,000 BHD (~$13,261).
2.5 MW of rooftop solar tender
The Ministry of Labor and Social Development floated a tender for 2.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on buildings and car parks and electric vehicle charging stations at the Ministry of Labor and Social Development on a BOOM basis.
The last date to submit bids is December 22, 2021. Technical bids will be opened the next day.
Bidders must furnish a tender bond of 4,000 BHD (~$10,609).
Standard clauses for both tenders
The tender document fee for both tenders is 100 BHD (~$265.23). The last date to purchase tender documents is December 15, and the last date for pre-bid clarification is December 12.
Successful bidders will have to sign 20 years contracts for both tenders.
In May 2021, the Bahrain International Circuit, which hosts the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, announced the launch of an international public tender for a solar carport project at the circuit. The tender was floated in partnership with Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Authority.
According to the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan, the country aims to develop 100-150 MW of decentralized renewable energy, including rooftop solar, solar lighting, biogas plants, and micro wind turbines. It also aims to develop large-scale renewable energy generation projects of 50-100 MW, including solar parks and waste-to-energy projects.
The Saudi Arabia-based Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation has predicted that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) energy sector will receive investments worth $805 billion over the next five years.