The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL), has invited bids for the selection of a firm for the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for the development of solar parks in Madhya Pradesh.
The work scope includes preparing DPR to develop solar parks comprising technical and commercial analysis to understand the attractiveness, feasibility, risks, and mitigation plans related to setting up solar parks.
The successful bidder should submit the final DPR for 950 MW Chhatarpur solar park and 600 MW floating solar park at Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh.
The last date for submitting bids is February 10, 2021, and the opening of bids will take place on February 11, 2021.
Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹500,000 (~$6,817) as the bid security amount. The successful bidder will have to submit an amount of ₹1 million (~$13,635) as the performance security amount.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have consultancy advisory experience of more than five years in developing renewable energy projects of at least 100 MW capacity at a single park. The bidder should also have experience assisting in three solar projects of at least 100 MW capacity each at a single park for the central, state governments, union territories, and public sector undertakings. The bidder should have experience preparing at least three DPRs for solar projects of at least 100 MW capacity each at a single park in the last five years.
Regarding the financial criteria, the bidder’s average turnover from consultancy services should not be less than ₹50 million (~$681,764) per annum in the previous three financial years.
The draft DPR should be submitted within three months from the notice’s issuance date to proceed with a specific solar park. The total duration of the assignment will be for 12 months.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, RUMSL has so far floated tenders for 1.5 GW of solar projects.
In November last year, RUMSL floated a tender seeking consulting services to conduct a survey for the identification of land for the proposed solar park in Madhya Pradesh. RUMSL planned to perform an environmental and social baseline survey in Cluster-1 (Morena), which will house 1.4 GW of solar projects, and Cluster 2 (Chhatarpur), which is expected to have 1 GW of projects.
Earlier, RUMSL had invited proposals from interested consultants to set up solar parks in Madhya Pradesh. The proposal included six separate scopes of work.
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.