The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 50 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh.
The project belongs to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and is located at NP Kunta, Kadiri in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The contract will be valid for a period of 20 months.
The estimated cost of the project is ₹8.6 million (~$120,711). The interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹172,000 (~$2412.3) as the earnest money deposit (EMD), and the last date for the submission of bids is February 12, 2020.
The scope of work includes the operation and maintenance of the NTPC’s 50 MW solar power project and would also include furnishing labor, materials, safety equipment, and tools, among other things.
To be eligible to take part in the bidding process, the bidder should have carried out similar O&M work for a minimum cumulative capacity of 20 MW of solar PV projects in India during the last seven years, with each project having a capacity of more than 5 MW.
The average annual financial turnover of the bidder for the last three years should be 30% of the tender value.
Recently, BHEL invited bids for the operation and maintenance of a 5 MW solar power project at its premises in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu.
Earlier, BHEL also floated an O&M tender for work on Karnataka Power Corporation’s 10 MW solar power project located at Haveri in Karnataka.
Previously, BHEL had issued an O&M tender for a 50 MW solar project at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh for NTPC. BHEL had won the bids to provide EPC services for the 50 MW solar project auctioned by NTPC out of the total 250 MW capacity at Mandsaur Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh in 2016.
Rakesh 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.