BHEL Floats Tender for Module Cleaning System for a 100 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for module cleaning systems for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation’s (GSECL) 100 MW solar project at Phase-1 of Raghanesda Solar Park.

The project must be commissioned within 12 weeks from the site handover. The successful bidder must provide three months of operation and maintenance (O&M) works.

The last day to submit the bids is April 25, 2022. The bids will be opened on the same day.

For contracts with a value above ₹2.5 million (~$33,147), bidders must furnish a contract performance guarantee of 10% of the entire project cost. There will be no contract performance guarantee if the contract value is less than ₹2.5 million (~$33,147).


Bidders must have completed similar works during the last five years. Similar works mean supply, installation, and testing module cleaning systems for MW-scale projects involving water washing or cleaning systems. Bidders must have been involved in laying of pipeline along with accessories, installing the pump station, and pressure testing the entire system.

Alternatively, the bidders could have executed a balance of systems, or O&M works for solar projects of a minimum of 5 MWdc involving supply, installation, and commissioning. A copy of work orders and their completion certificate must be submitted.

Bidders must have achieved an average annual financial turnover of ₹15 million in the last three financial years ending March 31, 2022. The bidders must have a positive net worth as per the latest audited accounts.

In case of a delay in delivery, liquidity damages at the rate of 0.5% will be charged on the undelivered portion per week or part thereof, subject to a maximum of 10% of the contract price.

Preference will be given to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) participating in the tender. MSMEs quoting price within the price band L1+15%, when L1 is from someone other than MSMEs, will be allowed to supply at least 25% of tendered capacity.

BHEL had recently invited bids to design, supply, install, and commission a module cleaning system for Maharashtra State Power Generation Company’s (MAHAGENCO) 50 MW solar power project at Koudgaon in Maharashtra.

It had also issued an NIT from global manufacturers of floaters to enter a memorandum of understanding for freezing techno commercial conditions and specifications for the design and supply of floaters and associated anchoring and mooring of floaters for various floating solar projects across India.

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