The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise, has tendered 11 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed at various locations across Maharashtra. The bid-submission deadline is January 14, 2019.
The minimum project size will be 400 kW to 500 kW at a single location. The CEL will supply 300-Watt solar PV modules for the projects.
This is an EPC tender and the projects will be developed on turnkey basis. The scope of work includes the design, engineering, supply, construction, testing, and commissioning of the grid-connected solar PV projects. The successful bidder will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the grid-connected solar PV projects for a period of 10 years.
The successful bidder will also be responsible for the performance demonstration with associated equipment and materials along with associated transmission system up to 11 kV at designated locations. A single bidder must bid for the entire capacity tendered.
CEL has mandated that the mechanical structures as well as all the materials supplied by EPC contractor, electrical works, and the overall workmanship of the grid-connected solar project must be warranted for a period of 10 years from the date of commercial operation.
In April 2018, CEL had issued another EPC tender to set up 12 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in Maharashtra.
Then in June 2018, CEL tendered 100 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to be developed across Maharashtra. This was also an EPC tender.
In April 2018, CEL had issued a tender for the supply of 100 MW of grid-tied central solar inverters with all the necessary accessories along with five years on-site warranty and another five years of maintenance service.
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