The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited bids to develop 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model on government buildings at various locations in the state.
The scope of work includes the site survey, finalization of feasibility report for identified locations, design, and engineering. Successful bidders also have to manufacture, supply, erect, test, commission, and ensure net metering and quality control of the rooftop solar projects.
It would also include the operation and maintenance of the project for 25 years.
The last date to submit the bids online is October 13, 2021. Bids will be opened on October 14.
Bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹200,000 (~$2,713) as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder will have to submit an amount of ₹1 million (~$13,565)/MW within 30 days from the issuance of the allocation letter as the performance bank guarantee. The performance security will be valid for 18 months from the date of the issue of the allocation letter.
The size of each project will be in the range of 50 kW to 500 kW at each location. One project may, however, comprise several rooftop units or clusters of installations in a given area.
The bidder should have completed the supply, installations, and commissioning of grid-connected solar projects of a minimum cumulative capacity of 50% of the quoted capacity on or after April 1, 2017. The said project should have been commissioned at least one month before the start of the tender for any state agency, central government agency, an autonomous body, or private sector.
The bidder’s net worth should be at least ₹8 million (~$108,520)/kW of the quoted capacity in any one of the last three financial years.
The minimum capacity utilization factor for each year from the date of the commissioning of the project should be 15%. The solar modules to be used must qualify the latest edition of the IEC PV module qualification test or the equivalent Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) crystalline silicon solar modules test. The efficiency of the solar modules should not be less than 16%.
The minimum domestic content required in solar modules should be 100%. The solar modules should be procured from the latest Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Recently, PEDA invited bids for the installation and commissioning of 243 grid-connected rooftop solar systems (5 kW capacity each) with an aggregate capacity of 1.215 MW at various government schools and district institutes of education and training in the state.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, PEDA has so far floated tenders for 19.7 MW of rooftop solar projects.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.