The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has invited bids to develop a renewable energy park in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district. The contract will also include comprehensive maintenance of the project for five years.
The scope of work would include the survey, design, fabrication, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of various renewable energy projects.
The project is estimated to cost ₹17.8 million (~$242,055). The contract is for six months.
The last date to submit the bids is April 21, 2021. Bids will be opened on April 22.
Bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹200,000 (~$2,719) as the earnest money deposit. The successful bidder will have to submit 3% of the contract value as the security bank guarantee.
The bidder should ensure that all the projects and devices installed in the park should be commissioned within 180 days from receipt of the award. The selected bidder should establish and operate one service center within the energy park to maintain the equipment and devices.
Bidders who have executed renewable energy projects, renewable energy components, and device manufacturers or integrators can participate in the bidding. They should have successfully implemented a contract of value not less than ₹2.5 million (~$33,996) for a single contract in the last three years. Preference will be given to those who have completed a similar renewable energy park in the country.
The bidder’s average annual financial turnover should be at least ₹20 million (~$271,972) in the last three financial years.
Forest Depart, Yavatmal district, plans to set up the ‘Renewable Energy Park’ as a tourist spot.
The objectives for establishing the park are:
- To impart awareness to the public, students, visitors, and beneficiaries about the use of renewable energy, its advantages, and its relation to the environment.
- Demonstrate the technology of various renewable energy devices to educate people on the subject.
- To provide a recreational center integrated with renewable energy education.
- To provide a forum for children to experiment with renewable energy devices.
- To fulfill the partial energy requirement of the park from renewable energy sources.
In July last year, MEDA invited bids for over 4 MW of solar projects. The projects included a 1.4 MW solar project at Akola, a 1 MW solar project at Vasai-Virar, and a 1.58 MW solar project at Amravati.
Earlier, MEDA had invited bids for 3.65 MW of grid-connected solar projects in the state. The tender included both rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems to be installed at various existing water lifting and treatment projects.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, MEDA has so far floated tenders for 17 MW of solar power 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.