Bihar State Power Generation Company (BSPGCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to select consultants to develop 200 to 250 MW solar power projects with battery energy storage systems at Kajra and Pirpainti in Bihar.
The last day to submit the bids is May 25, 2022. The bids will be opened on May 27.
Bidders must pay ₹10,590 (~$140) towards the cost of bidding documents and the tender fee.
Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹100,000 (~$1,313). The successful bidder must submit a contract performance guarantee of 10% of the contract value on or before the time of execution of the agreement.
The scope of work is divided into two phases. In the first phase, the consultant must prepare a feasibility report and detailed project report for Kajra and Pirpainti separately. In the second phase, they must provide vendor and contractual support in bidding process management to BSPGCL.
Bidders must have experience providing consultancy services in India for at least ten years. They must have provided consultancy services for a minimum of three completed grid-connected ground-mounted solar power projects of capacities not less than 50 MW in the last five years. The experience must also include consultancy services for a minimum of one completed grid-connected battery energy storage solution of at least 5 MWh capacity in a single order in the last five years.
Bidders must have a minimum average annual turnover of at least ₹500 million (~$6.56 million) per annum during the last three financial years ending on March 31, 2021. They must also have a positive net worth for the all the last three financial years ending on March 31, 2021.
If the successful bidder fails to complete the work within the specified period, liquidated damages will be levied at the rate of 0.5 % of the total contract value of the work for every fortnight or part thereof. The total amount of such liquidated damages will not exceed 10% of the total contract value as awarded.
In March, the Ministry of Power issued guidelines to procure and utilize battery energy storage systems as part of the generation, transmission, and distribution assets, along with ancillary services. The guidelines aim to facilitate the growth of the battery storage sector and help establish a uniform framework for all the stakeholders.
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