Bids Invited to Conduct Site Survey for Solar Projects in Thiruvananthapuram

The Agency for New & Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from contractors to conduct a site survey to install solar power projects in the premises of public buildings under the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.

The last date to submit the bids is February 18, 2022. The bids will be opened on the following day.

Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹3,000 (~$40) as an earnest money deposit.

The successful bidder will have to sign the agreement and, within the period specified in the letter of acceptance of his tender, deposit a sum equivalent to 3% of the value of the contract as security for the satisfactory fulfillment of the contract.


There will be no exemption for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) for depositing the security amount.

The scope of work includes conducting site feasibility inspections at approximately 338 public buildings under the Trivandrum Corporation Area. The performance study report must be submitted within 15 days from the date of award of work.

If the contractor fails to perform the service within the specified time, the contractor will have to pay, as liquidated damages, a sum equivalent to 0.5 % of the delivered price of the delayed stores or unperformed services for each week of delay until actual delivery, subject to a maximum of 10% of the contract price of the delayed stores and services.

ANERT has stated that 95% of the contract value will be paid on successful completion of the work and after submitting the report to ANERT, duly certified by the authorized personnel at ANERT. The remaining amount will be released after one month.

Last month, ANERT invited EoIs to select agencies to implement new and innovative renewable energy technologies on a pilot basis for demonstration in Kerala. The demonstration process’s main objective is to evaluate the performance of various new technologies in Kerala conditions, which will be carried out through a separate monitoring and evaluation process that ranges over five years.

Earlier, ANERT had invited bids to register vendors for installing solar projects in Kerala. The scope of work included the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of on-grid, off-grid, and hybrid solar power projects in the state.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, ANERT has so far floated tenders for 30.5 MW of solar power projects.