Bids Invited for Installation of 25 Solar Cold Storage Units in Uttar Pradesh

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Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 25 solar cold storage units on a turnkey basis.

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

The project is estimated to cost ₹50 million (~$627,535) and must be completed in four months.

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


Bidders will have to submit an amount equivalent to 1% of the estimated contract value as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder will have to furnish a security amount equivalent to 3% of the contract’s total value in the form of a bank guarantee valid for 18 months from the execution of the agreement.

To be eligible, bidders should have previously supplied and installed the same or similar category products for 30% of the bid quantity, i.e., eight solar cold storage units in the last five financial years.

The minimum average annual turnover of bidders in the last five financial years should be at least 30% of the estimated cost, equivalent to ₹15 million (~$181,261)

The net worth of bidders as of the last day of the preceding financial year should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital.

If the contractor fails to perform the work within the specified time, UPNEDA can deduct from the contract price as liquidated damages a sum equivalent to 0.5% of the contract price for each week of delay, subject to a maximum deduction of 5% of the contract price.

The rating of each module should not be less than 250W under standard test conditions, and the efficiency of each module should be ≥ 16%.

As per the latest guidelines of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the modules should be procured from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers.

The output wattage of solar modules should not be less than 90% at the end of ten years and 80% at the end of 25 years.

Last May, Andhra Pradesh invited bids to install 112 grid-connected solar cold storage rooms across the state.

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