Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking, has invited bids for the supply of balance of system (BoS) package for the 100 MW solar power project for the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) at Raghanesda solar park in Gujarat.
The scope of work includes obtaining approval from BHEL and GSECL for the datasheets, drawings, manufacture, testing, inspection at manufacturer’s works, supply, transportation, delivery to site, storage, installation, and commissioning of certain AC and DC side activities of the solar power project.
The last date to submit the bids is March 10, 2021. Bids will be opened on the same day.
The successful bidder will have to submit a performance bank guarantee of 10% of the purchase order’s basic value, which would include all components of the purchase order and exclude taxes, duties, freight, training charges, and annual maintenance charges.
Bidders should have executed contracts of electrical installation for solar power projects for a minimum cumulative capacity of 50 MW in India, with each project having a capacity of 20 MW and above in the last five years.
Bidders should have achieved an annual average financial turnover of ₹30 million (~$411,143) in the last three financial years. They should also submit an undertaking that a qualified licensed contractor will carry out all electrical installation works.
Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) quoting within a price band of the lowest bid (L1) + 15% will be allowed to supply up to 25% of the requirement. Out of the 25%, 3% has been earmarked for women-owned MSEs, and 6.25% has been earmarked for SC/ST-owned MSE firms.
In November last year, BHEL issued a tender for BoS components for a 20 MW (AC) grid-connected solar power project at NTPC Gandhar in Gujarat.
Earlier, BHEL had invited bids for the BoS works for 100 MW (AC) of grid-connected floating solar power projects for NTPC at its Ramagundam power project in Telangana.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, BHEL has so far issued tenders to supply BoS components for 252 MW of solar power projects.
Rakesh Ranjan 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.