BHEL Floats Three O&M Tenders for 79 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated three operations and maintenance (O&M) tenders for 79 MW (AC) of solar power projects for Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL).

These SCCL projects are located across Telangana.  The period of operation and maintenance required for all these projects is 123 months. The last date for the submission of bids for all the three tenders is July 31, 2020.

In the first tender, BHEL has invited bids for the O&M of SCCL’s 30 MW (AC) solar power project at Manuguru in Telangana. The estimated cost of the contract is ₹63.89 million (~$850,687). Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹1.28 million (~$17,043) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).

In the second tender, BHEL has invited bids for O&M works of SCCL’s 10 MW (AC) solar power project at Pegadapalli in Telangana. The estimated cost of the contract is ₹31.25 million (~$416,090). To take part in the bidding process, interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹626,000 (~$8,335) as the EMD.


Lastly, BHEL has invited bids for the O&M works of SCCL’s 39 MW (AC) solar power project at Yellandu in Telangana. The estimated cost of the contract is ₹76.88 million (~$1.02 million). Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹1.53 million (~$20,371) as the EMD.

The scope of work includes the O&M of all equipment and systems installed at the solar projects, including the transmission line and substation bays.

Regarding the eligibility criteria, the average financial turnover of the bidder during the last three fiscal years should be 30% of the tender value. The bidder should have experience of completing three similar works costing not less than 40% of the estimated cost, or two similar works of at least 50% of the estimated cost, or one similar work comprising 80% of the estimated cost.

Notably, last year, BHEL won an order for setting up 129 MW of solar power projects in Telangana from SCCL. The 129 MW projects were located at – Ramagundam (50 MW), Yellandu (39 MW), Manuguru (30 MW), and Pegadapally (10 MW).

Providing adequate maintenance services to a solar project is crucial to the optimal functioning of a solar project.

Recently, BHEL issued another O&M tender for a 15 MW solar project at Charanka solar park in Gujarat. This project belongs to Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. The estimated cost of the project is ₹28.4 million (~$375,058), and the O&M work will be valid for up to October 15, 2028.

Previously, BHEL had floated a tender for the O&M of a 50 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh. The project belongs to the NTPC Limited and is located at NP Kunta, Kadiri in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh.