BHEL Issues O&M Tender for a 1.5 MW Solar Project in Hyderabad

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 1.5 MW solar project at Ramachandrapuram in Hyderabad.

The last date to submit the bids is July 29, 2021, and the bids will be opened on the same day.

The contract period for the tender has been set as one year.

The selected bidder should submit a security deposit of 5% of the order value. If the work is awarded, the agency must pay 50% of the security deposit before the commencement of work.


To participate in the bidding process, the average annual financial turnover of the bidder during the last three years should be at least 30% of the estimated cost, i.e., ₹175,000 (~$2,342).

The bidder should have completed three similar works, each costing not less than 40% of the estimated cost, equal to ₹233,000 (~$3,118), or two similar works, each costing not less than 40% of the estimated cost, equal to ₹292,000 (~$3,908), or one similar work of not less than the 80% of the estimated cost, equal to ₹466,000 (~$6,237).

The bidder should have an experience certificate issued by BHEL. In the case of the experience certificate of any other agency other than BHEL, the certificate is to be supported by Form 26 AS and agreement.

Before quoting, the bidders are advised to inspect the worksite and its environments and be well acquainted with the actual working and other prevailing conditions, position of materials, and labor-related procedures and practices. They should be well versed with BHEL general conditions of contract, instructions to tenderers, drawings wherever applicable, and specifications, and all other documents which form part of the agreement to be entered into after awarding of work.

The contractor should provide the required workforce for executing the contracted work. The contractor should not engage a person who is less than 18 years of age. The contractor should be responsible for the safety of his workers while they are engaged in work connected with the contract. The contractor should be responsible for the appropriate usage of the uniform by their workmen.

The contractor will be solely responsible for executing the agreed work, and the employees of BHEL will only oversee the proper execution of work. The cost of deployment of supervisor has to be borne by the contractor.

A penalty of 0.50 % of the contract value of work will be levied for every week or part of thereof for the delay in execution of work by the agency, subject to a maximum penalty of 10 % of the contract value.

In March this year, BHEL floated an O&M works tender for the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company’s 10 MW solar project at Santaldih. The scope of work included providing O&M services, including water cleaning about 35,000 modules, maintaining grass, logging of DC, AC, and grid parameters as per BHEL’s format, annual transformer maintenance, testing, and calibrating the 33 kV high-tension equipment.

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