BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 40 MW Solar Power Project in Tamil Nadu

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Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 40 MW solar power project of NLC India in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. The O&M duration is for seven months.

The last date to submit the bids is November 29, 2022. Bids will be opened the following day.

Bidders will have to submit ₹33,500 (~$411) as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder is required to submit an amount equivalent to 5% of the total contract value as a security deposit.

To be eligible, bidders should have, during the last seven years, executed one similar work of value not less than ₹1.35 million (~$16,565) or completed two similar works each of value not less than ₹850,000 (~$10,429).


Alternatively, they should have executed three similar works, each of value not less than ₹650,000 (~$7,975), during the last seven years.

Bidders must have achieved an average annual financial turnover of ₹500,000 (~$6,111) or more over the last three financial years. They must have a positive net worth and earned cash profit in any one of the last three financial years.

Moreover, BHEL has stated that bidders must visit the site and study the job content, facilities available, materials, and prevailing site conditions, including law and order situation, applicable wage structure, and wage rules, before quoting for the tender.

Depending upon the technical requirements, the contractor should erect and commission all the equipment and auxiliaries per the sequence and methodology prescribed by BHEL.

If the contractor fails to maintain the required progress of work which results in a delay in the completion of the work, BHEL will have the right to impose liquidated damages at the rate of 0.5% of the contract value per week of delay or part thereof, subject to a maximum of 10% of the contract value.

In August this year, BHEL invited bids for the O&M of a 100 MW grid-connected solar power project at Raghanesda Solar Park (Phase-I) in Gujarat for ten years.

Earlier, BHEL had issued a notice inviting tender for the O&M of NTPC’s 20 MW grid-connected solar power project at Gandhar in Gujarat for three years.

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