Coal India Limited (CIL) has issued a request for expression of interest to empanel owner’s engineers-cum-project management consultants for solar projects by Coal India and its subsidiaries.
The empanelment will be valid for two years with a provision for extension by two years in tranches of one year each.
The last day to submit bids is June 1, 2022. Bids will be opened on the next day.
The scope of work includes support in pre-bid and post-bid activities, engineering study and bid management support, review and approval of drawings and documents submitted by suppliers or engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors, site supervision and operation and maintenance review.
To qualify for Category-I, bidders must have completed either one similar project of 25 MW, two similar projects of 12.5 MW each, or three similar projects of 8.5 MW each in the last seven years.
To qualify for Category-II, bidders must have completed either one similar project of 100 MW, two similar projects of 50 MW each, or three similar projects of 34 MW each in the last seven years.
To qualify for Category-III, bidders must have completed either one similar project of 150 MW, two similar projects of 75 MW each, or three similar projects of 50 MW each in the last seven years.
Bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹50 million (~$646,462), ₹100 million (~$1.29 million), and ₹150 million (~$19.3 million) to apply against Category-I, Category-II, and Category-II, respectively, in any three of the last four financial years ending March 31, 2021. Bidders must furnish the annual turnover certificates or audited financial statements for each of the last three years.
In March, CIL Navikarniya Urja, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coal India, invited bids for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of a 15 MW solar power project along with the associated transmission system in the Pench area of Western Coalfields in Madhya Pradesh.
In April last year, Coal India announced forming two wholly-owned subsidiaries for undertaking solar photovoltaic manufacturing and renewable energy projects. While CIL Solar PV was incorporated for manufacturing in the solar value chain (ingot-wafer-cell-module), CIL Navikarniya Urja Limited was formed for renewable energy projects.
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Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.