Bids Invited for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Jharkhand

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Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has invited bids to install and commission 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects of various capacities on government buildings in the state.

The successful bidder will also have to take care of the operation and maintenance of the project for five years.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹400 million (~$5.02 million), and the project must be completed within four months from the award.

The last date to submit the bids online is October 10, 2022. Bids will be opened on October 12.


Bidders will have to submit ₹208,000 (~$2,608) as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder will have to furnish a security deposit at 10% of the allotted work order value on or before 15 days from the issuance of the work order.

The successful bidder will also have to furnish an amount equivalent to 5% of the allotted work order as the performance bank guarantee valid for five years on or before the release of payment for the installation.

The rooftop solar systems have been categorized into four groups as given below:

Jharkhand Rooftop Solar tender

Bidders should have successfully executed three similar works or one similar work equal to the maximum capacity under each category during the last five years.

For micro and small enterprises (MSEs), bidders should have completed two similar works or one similar work equal to maximum capacity under each category during the last five years.

For general bidders, the average annual financial turnover during the last three financial years should be at least 30% of the estimated cost of the bid capacity. For MSEs, the amount should be at least 10% of the estimated cost of the bid capacity during the last three years.

For new MSEs, the average annual turnover should be at least 10% of the project’s estimated cost.

Bidders should have a positive net worth during the last three financial years.

If the supplier fails to complete the work on time, liquidated damages at 1% per week, subject to a maximum of 15% of work value delayed beyond the contract period, will apply.

The rating of each module should not be less than 335W under standard test conditions, and the efficiency of modules should be greater than or equal to 17%.

Each solar module should be warranted by the manufacturer for at least 90% of its rated power after the initial ten years and 80% of its rated power after 25 years from the completion of the trial run.

In March this year, JREDA invited bids to empanel agencies to design, install, and commission 5 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems of various capacities in Giridih city of Jharkhand.

Earlier, JREDA had invited bids for the design, manufacture, testing, installation, and commissioning of 6 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government buildings in the state.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, Jharkhand has issued tenders for 108 MW capacity of rooftop solar systems to date.