Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has invited bids for setting up 2 MW (varying from 2kW to 100 kW) of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at various government buildings and institutions in Chandigarh.

Apart from the design, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the project, the successful bidder will also have to take care of operation and maintenance activities for ten years.

Bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹200,000 (~$2,730) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). The successful bidder will have to submit 3% of the project capital cost as the performance bank guarantee. Micro and Small Enterprises are exempt from paying the EMD amount.

The last date to submit the bids online is January 27, 2021. The bids will be opened on January 29.


The work should be completed within four months from the date of the order.

To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have installed and commissioned at least one rooftop or ground-mounted grid-connected solar power project of 60 kW capacity in India under any government agency, state nodal agency, or public sector undertaking.

The bidder’s average financial turnover should at least be ₹20 million (~$273,045) in the last three financial years.

Manufacturers of solar cells and solar panels with an annual capacity of 25 MW and above are not required to submit eligibility documents. The solar modules to be used should be made in India (using domestic manufactured solar cells). The modules should have a guaranteed life of 25 years, and all other equipment should be guaranteed for ten years from the date of taking over the installation by the successful bidder.

The bidder has to submit an undertaking regarding the minimum expected electrical energy generation of 1300kWh/1 kW system on low tension (LT) side for the first year for the category of 1kWp- 10kWp and 10kW-100kW (with standard structure). The bidder has to give a similar undertaking for the minimum expected electrical energy generation of 1250kWh/1 kW system on the LT side for the first year for a category of 10kWp-100kWp (with raised structure). The 1% decrease in the minimum expected electrical energy generation due to solar modules’ degradation will be allowed from the second year.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, Chandigarh has so far floated tenders for 6.6 MW MW of rooftop solar projects.

Previously, Mercom reported that CREST had invited bids for a total of 560 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in two tenders.