Bidding Deadline for Balance of System Package for Nokh Solar Project Extended Again

NTPC has once again extended the deadline for the submission of bids to June 02, 2020, for the balance of system (BOS) package for the 735 (3×245) MW Nokh solar project in the state of Rajasthan.

Earlier in April, NTPC had extended the bid submission deadline for the balance of system package (BoS) project to May 19, 2020, from April 27, 2020. The pre-bid meeting is scheduled to take place on May 15, 2020.

The NTPC had floated the tender for the project on March 26, 2020. The scope of work for the project includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing, transportation, unloading storage, installation, testing, and commissioning of solar projects, excluding the supply of solar PV modules.

Interested bidder will have to submit an amount of ₹50 million (~$665,697) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).


The successful bidder will also be responsible for the design and construction of module mounting structure (MMS) for solar PV panels, including the fixing of modules with module mounting structures and PV module interconnection. To take part in the bidding process, the average annual turnover of the bidder for the first block of 245 MW should be ₹670 million (~$8.81 million), and for the second block, it should be ₹1.34 billion (~$17.84 million).

As per the tender document, the bidder should have executed an industrial project either as a developer or as an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor in the area of power, steel, oil, gas, petrochemical, or coal mining in the last ten years.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, NTPC has 875 MW of projects commissioned and ~2.3 GW under development pipeline.

In October last year, NTPC had tendered a 90 MW BOS package for the Anta Solar Power Project in Rajasthan. The scope of work included the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, transportation, unloading storage, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar project, excluding the supply of solar PV modules.

Earlier, Mercom had reported that NTPC had invited bids for a 160 MW solar project in Jetsar, Rajasthan. The scope of work included the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation, and commissioning of the project on a turnkey basis.

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